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HONOLULU — Weddings can now be held outside on O‘ahu with a maximum of 100 people after an easing of public health orders related to the coronavirus pandemic.

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While cases of COVID-19 are falling in many parts of the world, in certain areas they continue to rise. And that includes the Philippines, which is now imposing new restrictions to reverse the trend.

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Governor David Ige approved Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi's request to loosen restrictions under Oʻahu's Tier 3. Blangiardi announced a series of modifications Thursday that include the restart of organized sports and reopening of bars.

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Communities around the world are debating whether to ease certain restrictions as new cases of COVID-19 decline or stabilize. In the Philippines, that discussion has ended — at least for the time being.

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HILO — Coronavirus testing of travelers arriving on Hawaii island is expected to continue after the end of February, but official have not yet determined the duration of the extension.

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HONOLULU — Hawaii's governor has said he is cautious about loosening air travel restrictions for people who have received a coronavirus vaccine, while stressing that new virus variants are not widespread in the state.

Several locations in the Asia Pacific are extending restrictions related to the continuing pandemic. But the extent and timing of those actions vary, but governments are taking a cautious approach.

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The city of Tokyo is under a state of emergency today. New cases of the coronavirus have been spiking this week, and have set new daily records.

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HONOLULU (AP) — A Honolulu city councilman has called on the city's police chief to reinstate its coronavirus enforcement unit, which was suspended after allegations that officers abused overtime hour submissions.