HONOLULU (AP) — Police in Hawaii are cracking down on rogue tourists who are visiting beaches, riding personal watercraft, and generally flouting strict requirements that they quarantine for 14 days after arriving.
A newlywed California couple left their Waikiki hotel room repeatedly, despite being warned by hotel staff, and were arrested.
Others have been arrested at a hotel pool, loading groceries outside a Costco and bringing take-out food back to a hotel room.
The rules, the strictest in any U.S. state, have helped keep infections relatively low.
As of Wednesday, Hawaii reported 626 coronavirus cases and 17 deaths.