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Temporary laboratory reporting delays affecting COVID-19 case numbers in Hawaii

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Hawaii reported 87 and 45 new cases of COVID-19 on August 1 and 2, respectively. However, officials were quick to dash any hopes of case numbers trending down, especially …

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US ‘looking at’ banning TikTok and other Chinese apps: Pompeo

  WASHINGTON (AFP) — Pompeo said the US had been working for a “long time” on the “problems” of Chinese technology in infrastructure and was “making real progress.” “With respect to Chinese apps on people’s cell phones, I can assure …

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Trump lashes out at virus coordinator

  WASHINGTON (AFP) — President Donald Trump on Monday lashed out at his coronavirus response coordinator Deborah Birx after she sounded a grim warning about the pandemic’s new surge, calling her remarks “pathetic.” Trump, angered by what he sees as …

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US counts 61,262 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours: Johns Hopkins

  WASHINGTON (AFP) — The United States counted 61,262 new coronavirus cases in the 24 hours leading up to 8:30 pm Saturday (0030 GMT Sunday), according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. It was the fifth consecutive day with …

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Hawaii votes by mail ahead of primary, general elections

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Given the ongoing concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic, the State of Hawaii will conduct this year’s elections by mail.  No traditional polling places will be established. To register to …

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Coronavirus infected hundreds of children at US summer camp

  WASHINGTON (AFP) — Hundreds of children contracted the coronavirus at a summer camp in the US state of Georgia last month, health authorities said Friday, adding to a growing body of evidence that minors are both susceptible to infection …

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Florida hits another record virus death toll as storm looms

  MIAMI (AFP) — Florida registered a record 253 coronavirus deaths on Thursday, setting a grim new high for the third day in a row as the state closes down some COVID-19 test centers due to a looming tropical storm. …

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Obama condemns Trump’s use of federal agents against protesters

  WASHINGTON (AFP) — Former US president Barack Obama on Thursday condemned President Donald Trump’s use of federal agents against protesters and Republican attempts at voter suppression. “Today we witness with our own eyes, police officers kneeling on the necks …

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Honolulu authorities bring father and son to isolation facility after breaking quarantine

  By Ron Hamilton and Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – A father and son who recently traveled to Hawaii from Florida were caught and brought to an isolation facility on Tuesday, July 28, for violating the …

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Biden to make vice presidential pick next week

  WASHINGTON (AFP) — Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said Tuesday that he will pick his running mate next week for the November election against President Donald Trump. “I’m going to have a choice in the first week …

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US Congress far from agreement on new virus aid plan

  WASHINGTON (AFP) — Democrats and Republicans in the US Congress late Tuesday were far from reaching an agreement on a new package to support the world’s leading economy, brought to its knees by the virus pandemic. “Very sadly, after …

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Virus deaths surge in US

  By Joshua Melvin WASHINGTON (AFP) — Coronavirus deaths in the United States surged to their highest level in months as Muslim pilgrims began Wednesday a pandemic-curtailed version of their sacred hajj. The human toll of the disease surged to …

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