North America

Governor approves requests to reopen more businesses across Aloha State

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Governor David Ige approved on Wednesday, May 27, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s proposal to safely reopen more businesses and operations on Oahu, under guidelines that will ensure the safety …

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Poll says Canadians missed medical appointments as a side effect of pandemic

  By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — More than a third of Canadians surveyed said they have trouble getting medical appointments since the pandemic began according to a new public opinion poll. The non-profit Angus …

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World-renowned endurance sporting events on Hawaii’s Big Island postponed due to COVID-19 crisis

By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – While continuing to monitor restrictions and other conditions in relation to the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, organizers of the 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 Hawaii triathlon have decided to postpone the …

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Hawaii provides guidance for the resumption of dine-in services at restaurants and in-person religious activities

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Starting on Friday, June 5, in-person table service dining in restaurants in Honolulu and throughout Oahu Island will be allowed while following the City and County’s guidelines as approved …

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Canadian Medical Association president says Canada not ready for second wave of COVID-19

  By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — Canada is not fully prepared to deal with a second wave of coronavirus warned the president of the Canada Medical Association. Speaking to the Canadian Senate’s social affairs …

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Philippine Consulate General Honolulu resumes limited consular operations amid COVID-19 crisis

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News Service) – Consul Grace Anne Bulos of the Philippine Consulate General Honolulu supervises visa, notarial, dual citizenship, civil registry and assistance to national sections. Under the “One-Country Team Approach,” she …

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Alberta tightens rules for international arrivals

By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — International travelers arriving in Alberta face stronger public health measures. The Alberta government said Wednesday that these measures will be implemented in phases. During the first phase, travelers arriving …

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Canada’s top doctor recommends wearing non-medical masks

  By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — Canadians should wear non-medical masks in public if they are not sure they can maintain social distancing, said the country’s chief public health officer Wednesday. “If you can’t …

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University of Hawaii to serve as hub in COVID-19 testing innovation on Oahu

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The University of Hawaii (UH) has partnered with the City and County of Honolulu to help expand COVID-19 testing capacity throughout Oahu. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced on Tuesday, …

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Honolulu teams up with a private foundation, other local communities to expand COVID-19 testing in US

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The City and County of Honolulu has joined the Rockefeller Foundation’s Testing Solutions Group, a demand-driven coalition committed to scaling up access to testing for COVID-19. Other new members …

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Canada-US border to remain closed to non-essential travel until June 21

By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) —  Canada and the United States have agreed to extend the ban on nonessential travel between the two countries until June 21, said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Tuesday. “This is …

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US aircraft carrier in Guam strives to resume full capability while recovering from COVID-19 crisis

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) are simulating being at sea while moored at Naval Base Guam. During the simulation, also known as “fast cruise,” the …

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