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Japanese tourist who stayed on Oahu and Maui tests positive for coronavirus

  • Video by Cindy Ellen Russell / crussell@staradvertiser.com

    The state Department of Health held a news conference Friday to give an update about a Japanese tourist who tested positive for the coronavirus after a recent visit to Hawaii.

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                                A Japanese man who visited Hawaii earlier this month is one of the newly confirmed coronavirus cases, according to Japanese news outlets. Two women wearing masks Thursday toured Yokohama’s Chinatown, near Tokyo.

    ASSOCIATED PRESS

    A Japanese man who visited Hawaii earlier this month is one of the newly confirmed coronavirus cases, according to Japanese news outlets. Two women wearing masks Thursday toured Yokohama’s Chinatown, near Tokyo.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The state State Department of Health held a news conference Friday about a male Japanese tourist, in his 60s, who tested positive for the COVID-19 virus after visiting Hawaii from late January to Feb. 7. Pictured speaking is state Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park. Seated with Park are state Health Director Bruce Anderson, left, and Gov. David Ige.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The state State Department of Health held a news conference Friday about a male Japanese tourist, in his 60s, who tested positive for the COVID-19 virus after visiting Hawaii from late January to Feb. 7. Pictured speaking is state Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park. Seated with Park are state Health Director Bruce Anderson, left, and Gov. David Ige.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The state Department of Health held a news conference this afternoon about the male Japanese tourist, in his 60s, who tested positive for the COVID-19 virus after visiting Hawaii from late January to Feb. 7. State Health Director Bruce Anderson, Gov. David Ige and State Epidemiologist Sarah Park spoke to reporters Friday.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The state Department of Health held a news conference this afternoon about the male Japanese tourist, in his 60s, who tested positive for the COVID-19 virus after visiting Hawaii from late January to Feb. 7. State Health Director Bruce Anderson, Gov. David Ige and State Epidemiologist Sarah Park spoke to reporters Friday.

A Japanese tourist who was on Oahu and Maui in recent weeks was confirmed with the new coronavirus, and state health officials are monitoring at least one Hawaii resident who may have been exposed to the deadly virus. Read more

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