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Merchants say it’s safe to shop, eat in Chinatown

  • Video by Cindy Ellen Russell and Rob Shikina

    Community leaders urged Hawaii residents and visitors to not be apprehensive of shopping for groceries in Chinatown.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Mayor Kirk Caldwell held a press conference Saturday at Kekaulike Mall in Chinatown attended by other government officials and Chinatown business representatives to assure the public that the district is safe. Merchants said business has slowed, especially on weekdays, due to COVID-19 fears.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Mayor Kirk Caldwell held a press conference Saturday at Kekaulike Mall in Chinatown attended by other government officials and Chinatown business representatives to assure the public that the district is safe. Merchants said business has slowed, especially on weekdays, due to COVID-19 fears.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A shopper wore a mask Saturday at Kekaulike Mall in Chinatown.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A shopper wore a mask Saturday at Kekaulike Mall in Chinatown.

Businesses are struggling with a downturn since the outbreak of COVID-19, but officials say the district is safe. Read more

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