Hawaiian citizens are concerned for their safety after it was announced that a Japanese woman and her husband were diagnosed with the coronavirus. This followed after the woman had returned to Japan, with her visit to Oahu and Maui lasting between January 28th to February 7th. Health officials at these two Hawaiian islands completed a full assessment to determine who came into contact with these individuals. The Department of Health notified that 58 locals are being monitored, with one being placed into quarantine. Concerns relate to those 58 people and the countless individuals they came into contact with, as this could be the 1st instance of the coronavirus having an outbreak outside of China. All information regarding this potential outbreak was provided through a News Conference on February 14th.
The Department of Health notified the Hawaiian people that both the male and female symptoms hadn’t exhibited symptoms for the coronavirus. However, cold-like symptoms arose while they visited Oahu. This couple stayed with the Grand Waikikian Resort with Hilton Grand Vacations. Individuals that stayed at this resort between the announced timeframe are urged to seek medical attention to assess their conditions. The Hawaiian State Department of Health expressed that citizens shouldn’t be alarmed, that the rate of infection is minimal.
Protocols in Effect
This statement was provided before the initial assessment was completed, causing minimal relief to the Hawaiian people during the week. February 17th will see procedures for the coronavirus outbreak in Hawaii be implemented on a minimum scale. This will allow the Health Department to cleanse the Waikikian Resort, which could be contaminated with the coronavirus. It’s expected that the West and South Wings will be their target location, with the majority of infected from this resort originating from these sections.
It should be noted that both the wife and husband from Japan were diagnosed with the coronavirus immediately after returning from Hawaii. This was on February 8th, where both emitted fevers ranging from 102 to 105 degrees. Reporters questioned the Hawaiian Governor on the seriousness of this situation, with him expressing that medical advisories will be posted through Oahu starting on the 17th. When it applies to the island of Maui, they’ve been cleared with minimal risk to the coronavirus. From the 58 exposed to these Japanese nationals, only twenty were located from Maui. Medical care providers throughout Oahu will be provided with drugs and medicines that can defeat the coronavirus, with most unaware that a cure has been located from scientists in Argentina.