Coronavirus restriction for Oahu events to ease next week

FILE — In this Aug. 24, 2021, file photo people sit on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. Hawaii’s COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations have declined to the point where the islands are ready to welcome travelers once again, the governor said Tuesday, Oct. 19. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)

HONOLULU — The mayor of Honolulu says Oahu will drop capacity restrictions on large managed events beginning next week.