If the mayor of Honolulu has his way, we won’t be seeing the picturesque sites of The Aloha State for some time.
Following the death of an elderly Oahu resident, the state’s first related to COVID-19, Kirk Caldwell called on the president to halt all non-essential travel to Hawaii.
At Tuesday’s press conference, Caldwell said he plans to send a letter to Washington DC with the request, which he adds has the support of mayors on the neighboring islands.
Already Hawaii has a mandatory 14-day quarantine in place for those entering the state from outside, including the mainland United States. The order was expanded to include inter-island travel on Wednesday.