The photo below by the Star-Advertiser’s Dennis Oda was at Ehukai Beach Park. Social non-distancing. It matches what I saw yesterday on a moped ride past Queen’s Beach enroute to Makapuu and back for some fresh air. Many dozens of cars, people under canopies grilling and picnicking, beach groups. Like a normal Sunday.
I saw one police car, but it was sitting mauka of the highway near Sandy’s
My daughter is a diplomat in Australia and sent me this notice of how strict the police there have become about the stay-at-home order. Now you can’t even go for a drive:
Top cop says Australians will be fined for ‘blatantly’ being on the road in coronavirus lockdown even if they don’t set foot outside
- Queensland police warned anyone just going for a drive could be fined
- Even if you don’t leave the car, it breaks coronvirus lockdown rules that the state
- Other states cracking down too as Victorian teen on driving lesson got $1,652
- A couple were fined $2,000 for sitting in their car in the NSW Hunter Region.
I’m shocked at our state’s casual stay-at-home approach. Also, if we have to allow tourists in from other states because of the Constitution, why don’t we have mandated, supervised quarantine rather than the current “self-quarantine” rule? That’s asking for viral exposure!
We need more workers in some critical positions but Gov. Ige is afraid of offending the public worker unions by assigning them new jobs instead of furloughing them with pay — something you sure don’t get if you’re a laid-off restaurant worker or barista.
We won’t beat this thing with half-assed measures.