A few hiccups on day 1 of coronavirus vaccination card uploads to Hawaii Safe Travels

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Friday, May 7, was the first day that Hawaii residents were able to upload their vaccination cards to the Safe Travels website.

The State admitted that there were some hiccups.

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Uploading the vaccination card will allow Hawaii residents to travel inter-island without getting tested starting on Tuesday, May 11. Officials say there were many who could not get it done.

“Maybe because it’s a surge, people all want to get on now. So be patient, if it doesn’t

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Polly Samson’s playlist: 10 songs from my travels | Greece holidays

Little Boxes by Pete Seeger

When I was a child our family would drive through France every year for our annual fortnight’s camping at La Paillotte, in the Landes department, close to the Spanish border. Being the youngest, I got to travel in the boot of my father’s Ford Cortina estate, along with the tents, and everyone joined in when he sang this song.

Polly on holiday in Les Landes, France, in 1970

I can’t hear it without a rush of the smell of the pine forests around the campsite and the taste of thrilling one-franc wraps of pommes

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Young boy dies with COVID-19 after family travels to Hawaii

HONOLULU – A child who traveled to Hawaii with his vaccinated parents has died after contracting COVID-19.

The Hawaii Department of Health said Tuesday that the boy is under 11 and had known underlying conditions.

“While we mourn all victims of COVID-19, today’s announcement of the death of a child from this virus is especially heartbreaking,” Gov. David Ige said in a statement. “Dawn and I express our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of this child.”

It was the first coronavirus-related death of a child in that age range in Hawaii.

There have been 479 reported deaths

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Michigan Gov. Whitmer lied about travels before Florida trip revealed: ‘I was here in town the whole time’

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer lied about not traveling out of state in a podcast interview last week, saying she was “here in town the whole time.”

Whitmer admitted earlier this week that she traveled to Florida in March, despite cautioning Michigan residents against traveling out of state. 

Last week, Whitmer joined the Michigan publication MIRS on their podcast, where she was asked by reporter Kyle Melinn if she was able to take any days off for spring break or over the past year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Whitmer, a Democrat, responded that she was “here in town the whole

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Aide to Gov. Whitmer travels to Florida despite Governor’s travel warning

DETROIT – An aide to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer caused controversy after she posted family photos on social media of her and her family on a beach in Florida.

The aide was acting against Whitmer’s advice regarding traveling amid Michigan’s coronavirus surge.

April 10, 2021: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 738,023; Death toll now at 16,500

The photos of Whitmer’s Chief Operating Officer Tricia Foster in the Florida Keys were discovered Friday.

In response, the Governor’s Office said Foster is fully vaccinated and was safe to travel under both CDC and MDHHS guidelines, but the photos do come just

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Restrictions, Safe Travels, additional testing announcements expected this week

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Oahu’s seven-day case average stood at 59 on Sunday and state officials say there are discussions of moving back to Tier 2.

Oahu has been in Tier 3 for about five weeks, and the seven-day case average continues to rise.

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Under the current system, the case average has to be above 50 for two weeks to snap back to Tier2. Last week, Oahu was at 58.

Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi has been clear that he doesn’t want to have to move backwards when it

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