Coronavirus live updates: Hawaii may delay tourists' return; California orders closure of defiant private school; US deaths near 170K

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California approaches 600,000 confirmed cases. Hawaii considers another stay-at-home order. Movie theaters reopen in Mexico City. Latest COVID news.
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Covid update: India's 10 lakh gap; New Zealand polls under cloud; WB lockdown
From the gap between India's active and discharged cases increasing to almost 10 lakh, to another member of Narendra Modi's cabinet testing positive for infection - here are the top news updates on the Covid-19 pandemic. Shripad Yesso Naik is the fifth Union minister to test positive. Home minister Amit Shah was the first member of the Union cabinet to be infected. Naik who is the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Ministry of Ayurved, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha & Homoeopathy (AYUSH), and Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence, is in home isolation. In Maharashtra, over 11,300 police personnel have so far been infected. While the death toll among Maharashtra cops has crossed 120, over 9,100 have recovered, and there are 2,000-plus active cases. In West Bengal, the state government withdrew the order regarding complete lockdown on August 28. However, lockdown orders remain in operation for August 20, 21, 27 and 31. India's total case tally has crossed 23.29 lakh, while the death toll has crossed 46,000. Over 16.39 lakh patients have been discharged so far. In international news, the discovery of a new case after 102 days in New Zealand has led the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, to say that postponement of the upcoming general elections is a possibility. Meanwhile, the Russian government said that the first batch of its Covid vaccine is likely to be released within two weeks. Russia has become the first country to declare a vaccine ready for use. Watch the full video for more updates regarding the spread of the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus.

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Hawaii

State in the United States
United's COVID-19 testing program, beginning Oct. 15 on flights from San Francisco to Hawaii, will allow flyers to take a rapid test at the airport.
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The program will roll out in San Francisco for flyers bound for Hawaii.
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University of Hawaii researchers warn sea level rise and current beach protection practices could be precarious combination
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California

State in the western United States
California Governor Gavin Newsom has announced plans to ban the sale of new gas-powered cars in the state starting in 2035 to help reduce greenhouse gas..
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Friday: Joseph Castro will be the first Californian and the first Mexican-American to lead the nation’s biggest four-year public university system.
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Mexico City

Capital of Mexico
A massive market in Mexico City is emblematic of the region’s struggles.
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MEXICO CITY -- Mexican authorities say seizures of the synthetic opioid fentanyl so far this year are 465% higher than in 2019, rising to almost 2,300 pounds..
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Leona Vicario defied convention. A financier and intelligence gatherer for Mexico’s independence struggle two centuries ago, she broke..
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Coronavirus disease 2019

Infectious respiratory disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2
Philip Carcia, a record-breaking hiker, has been walking for 97 days. “Mountains are mirrors, just like Covid is a mirror,” he says.
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People in Stockport, Wigan and Blackpool will no longer be able to mix with other households in homes or gardens.
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The bus tour employee used Kat Kingsley's personal details to contact her without good cause.
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He said he is asymptomatic.
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