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Hawaiians urged to avoid Super Bowl parties

Monitoring Desk

HONOLULU — Hawaii officials are urging the public to avoid Super Bowl parties this weekend while announcing that a more transmissible variant of COVID-19 has been detected on Oahu.

One individual with no travel history has been confirmed to have the B.1.1.7 variant that first emerged in the United Kingdom. One close contact of this person also tested positive for COVID-19. The same variant has already been detected in more than 30 U.S. states.

Hawaii’s governor says the way to avoid spreading the coronavirus remains the same: wear a mask, keep your distance, stay home when sick and wash your hands.

Courtesy: AP News

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