Health Committee to Hold Briefing on Coronavirus

February 1, 2020, 5:00 PM HST · Updated February 1, 11:20 AM
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Coronavirus Travel Health Alert Notice for travelers from China. PC: CDC.

Rep. John M. Mizuno, Chair of the House Health Committee, will hold an informational briefing on the 2019 Coronavirus outbreak in China and the measures being taken by the State of Hawaiʻi at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3.

“There is an urgency to inform the public on the worldwide public health emergency of the coronavirus.” Mizuno said in a press release.

“The State of Hawaiʻi is working with the federal government and its county partners to inform residents and reduce the risk of the spread of the coronavirus. Enhanced screening and protective protocols, and coordinating a prudent health defense system between state and federal agencies will ensure the health and safety of our people.”

The informational briefing comes after the US declared a public health emergency in response to the coronavirus outbreak in China and, the news that flights from China to the United States would be restricted to seven airports across the country, including Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu.

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No public testimony will be accepted.

The hearing will be televised live on ‘Olelo and will be aired via tape delay on the neighbor islands.

The hearing can also be viewed here.

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