In a move to keep Coronavirus cases in the islands low, Hawaii Governor David Ige on Wednesday, June 10, extended the state’s mandatory 14-day quarantine for all arriving travellers.
So far 653 COVID-19 cases and 17 deaths have been reported in Hawaii, the lowest in the nation. “The rule is being extended to the end of July as the state works to solidify a screening process that could soon allow travellers to return in some capacity,” said Hawaii Governor. Officials stated that there are plans to install thermal screening stations and facial recognition technology at the airports by the end of this year, to which Ige said, “The technology would be used only to track people within the airport during the screening process.”
The officials further added that the inter-island quarantine rules will be lifted next but those found with temperature more than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) will not be allowed to fly.