The governor of Hawaii, David Ige, today asked tourists to avoid going to the islands as a result of the rise in infections suffered by the Delta variant.
Through a press conference, Ige said that the hospitals on the islands are at capacity with cases of covid-19, and he urged travelers to desist from their trips to avoid continuing the rise in cases.
“Now is not the time to visit the islands,” said the Governor during the press conference and is quoted by The Washington Post.
Although the Governor did not specify what concrete measures he will take to prevent tourists from arriving in Hawaii, he said he will meet with airlines and hotels to discuss the matter.
“I think it is important that we reduce the number of visitors who come here to the islands,” he concluded.