Ige wants tighter rules after surge in COVID-19 cases

Families and friends swim and lounge by the water at Reeds Bay in Hilo on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. (Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald)

A group of friends talks while spending the afternoon at Reeds Bay in Hilo on Wednesday. (Photos by Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald)

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Families and friends enjoy a day by the water Wednesday at Reeds Bay in Hilo.

Because of the recent surge of COVID-19 cases, Gov. David Ige during a news conference Wednesday said he is proposing Hawaii’s four counties reinstate measures — initially implemented to curb the spread of the virus — that have been relaxed in recent weeks.