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Coronavirus likely to appear in Hawaii ‘sooner or later,’ state official says

  • Video by Jamm Aquino

    Chris Crabtree, executive director of the Hawaii Healthcare Emergency Management Coalition, commissioned to maintain essential medical services in the case of chemical and biological emergencies or disasters, has assembled stockpiles of emergency supplies, including 179,000 masks, as well as other personal protective equipment and so-called iso-pods -- negative-pressure isolation chambers that look like bubbles -- for the most highly infectious patients needing to be transported. The supplies are stored in a nondescript Halawa warehouse and secret tunnel on Oahu.

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                                Chris Crabtree, executive director of the Hawaii Healthcare Emergency Management Coalition, handles an isolation pod used for the treatment of infected patients.

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    Chris Crabtree, executive director of the Hawaii Healthcare Emergency Management Coalition, handles an isolation pod used for the treatment of infected patients.

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                                Airline travelers from Asia made their way Sunday from the international arrivals customs area at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.

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    Airline travelers from Asia made their way Sunday from the international arrivals customs area at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.

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                                Dr. Sarah Park, head of the Disease Outbreak Control Division, updated officials Monday on the coronavirus.

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    Dr. Sarah Park, head of the Disease Outbreak Control Division, updated officials Monday on the coronavirus.

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                                Chris Crabtree, executive director of the Hawaii Healthcare Emergency Management Coalition, on Monday walked the supply tunnel used to house medical supplies in case of a public health emergency.

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    Chris Crabtree, executive director of the Hawaii Healthcare Emergency Management Coalition, on Monday walked the supply tunnel used to house medical supplies in case of a public health emergency.

The state has identified a quarantine site at a military base at Pearl Harbor for any travelers who have been to Hubei province within 14 days or are considered high-risk. Read more

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