Hawaii surfboard on beachA temporary citywide curfew imposed in Honolulu has been lifted. Officials anticipate it is the first of many social restrictions to be eased off in the coming weeks as new data shows Hawaii has weathered the worst of COVID-19. On Monday, April 14 there were just five new reported cases in the state, bringing the statewide totals to just 504.

According to Hawaii News Now, Gov. David Ige said that the drop in cases is cause for cautious optimism, and that discussions are underway for a “phased-in” approach to lifting the state’s shutdown.

“We will begin to think about which businesses we can allow to reopen because their activity does not promote social gathering and the possibility of infecting others,” he said. “We’ve started the conversation amongst the mayors to determine what would be the conditions that reopen the state.”

Read the full story from Hawaii News Now here: https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2020/04/13/hawaii-sees-just-new-covid-cases-bringing-statewide-total/