The Oklahoman

Hawaii’s governor welcomes travelers as COVID-19 counts drop


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. Gov. David Ige said vacationer­s and business travelers are welcome to return to the islands starting Nov. 1. His announceme­nt comes nearly two months after he asked travelers on Aug. 23 to avoid Hawaii because coronaviru­s case counts were surging with the spread of the highly transmissi­ble delta variant, and hospitals were becoming overwhelme­d

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