Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, it’s been difficult for states to find the right balance between health restrictions and economic activity.
And it was a particularly daunting challenge for a state like Hawaii, with an economy that relies heavily on tourism.
Last year’s travel restrictions had sent shockwaves through the state’s nearly $18 billion tourism industry.
But now during its still-troubled reopening process, many locals are left wondering whether they can have a future without relying on tourism so much.
CGTN’s Ediz Tiyansan reports.
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