“I plan to go to dinner with my girlfriend tonight, until issues change, particularly as a result of I’ve it in writing from the State of Hawaii Division of Well being to proceed my each day routine,” Mr. Fujiwara mentioned.
Janice Okubo, a spokeswoman for the Hawaii Division of Well being, mentioned that the person who was confirmed with the virus “just isn’t believed to have had any extended, shut contact with Hawaii residents,” however that well being officers had been persevering with to analyze.
Dr. Sarah Park, the state epidemiologist, mentioned the person had more than likely been uncovered to the virus earlier than leaving Japan or whereas touring to Hawaii. He and his spouse, who was additionally confirmed on Saturday with the virus however didn’t present signs whereas in Hawaii, arrived on Maui on Jan. 28. The person was additionally symptom-free in Maui, however after the couple moved to Honolulu, on Oahu, on Feb. 3, he started exhibiting indicators of a chilly.
A spokeswoman for Hilton Grand Holidays, which runs the lodge and time-share the place the couple stayed in Waikiki, mentioned the corporate was working with well being officers. A letter slipped beneath the door of vacationers’ rooms supplied tips about the right way to preserve from getting the virus, washing fingers being chief amongst them.
The person who turned ailing wore a masks when he was exterior and whereas on the flight again to Japan, officers mentioned, and was identified with pneumonia, and later with coronavirus, after returning to the couple’s dwelling in Nagoya, Japan’s fourth-largest metropolis.
The U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention have mentioned that it could be potential to transmit the virus earlier than exhibiting indicators of the sickness, however that an individual is more likely to unfold it once they have signs.