Big Island Video News: Medical Community Urges Ige To Mandate Business Closures, Keep People Home

"Members of the Hawaiʻi medical community are urging Governor David Ige to immediately take more decisive action to limit the spread of COVID-19, including closing all non-essential businesses and asking everyone to stay home."

"94 doctors and health professionals co-signed a letter to the governor, and shared it with the media. The release joint release was originated by the Hawaiʻi Children’s Action Network, a nonprofit working to create “a unified voice for Hawaiʻi’s children”, that “strives to ensure that all keiki are safe, healthy, and ready to learn,” as well as the Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute, whose “mission is to advance the health and wellness of the people” of Hawaiʻi.

“Our Governor’s actions yesterday were a start, but not enough,” said Deborah Zysman, Executive Director of Hawaiʻi Children’s Action Network. “Governor Ige must mandate extreme social distancing measures before the spread worsens.”"

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