COVID-19: Jokowi forms fast-response team to contain virus

first_imgThe fast-response team is also responsible for handling the surveillance and isolation of suspected COVID-19 patients and coordinating with relevant stakeholders to ensure effective containment measures to curb possible wider contagion, including at the country’s entry points.The establishment of the fast-response team was mandated by Presidential Instruction (Inpres) No. 4/2019 on the improvement of the capability to prevent, detect and respond to plague, global pandemics and nuclear, biological and chemical security.As of Friday, coronavirus cases in Indonesia have jumped to 69. Four patients have died in isolation treatment. (gis)Topics : President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has formed a fast-response team led by National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) head Doni Monardo to handle efforts to prevent wider contagion of the fast-spreading coronavirus disease (COVID-19).Under the coordination of the BNPB, the Health Ministry, the Indonesian Military (TNI) and the National Police, the team was tasked with spearheading measures to trace the movement of COVID-19 patients and those who had come in contact with them.”We know that this virus spreads rapidly. Thus we should carry out prevention and mitigation efforts simultaneously,” Jokowi said on Friday. “The government has and will continue to carry out contact tracing in this case.”last_img read more

Flanagan will fight for his place

first_imgLiverpool defender Jon Flanagan is keen to win back his place in the side once he regains full fitness. But the Reds academy graduate is eager to start putting pressure on the new signings. “I don’t think it will be too long now and I think I should be back after the international break if all goes well,” Flanagan told “It has been frustrating for me but I can’t dwell on it. It was tough to pick up the injury in pre-season but I’ve just got to forget about that now and push on. “It’s going to be tough but I’m more determined than ever. It’s a massive season for me and I just can’t wait to get back now. “There’s a lot more competition for places, which is good for us. “The manager has strengthened the squad with the new signings, so I’ve got to continue to work hard and then hopefully get a chance.” The 21-year-old filled in at left-back for much of last season, making 25 appearances on the opposite flank to which he usually operates covering for the injured Jose Enrique. Flanagan picked up an injury himself during pre-season which has prevented his involvement so far and the arrivals of Javier Manquillo and Alberto Moreno have increased competition in both full-back positions. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

City of Riviera Beach Employee Dies of Coronavirus; Most Depts to Go Remote

first_imgA local government employee has died from COVID-19.The Riviera Beach staff member has not been identified, but City Manager Jonathan Evans confirmed that six to eight other employees have self-quarantined as a result of their colleague’s death.“To the victim’s family and the individuals who work in the organization, it is a horrific day for the City of Riviera Beach. We are certainly doing everything we can to protect the safety and the welfare of our employees and the public,” Evans told our news partner, WPTV NewsChannel 5. “This is serious and it happened right here at home for us all. It is a painful reminder that we have to listen, and we are going to have to make some tough decision to be able to get through this for better days here in our community.”The city has established a hotline for employees who feel they are developing symptoms.Officials are still investigating whether or not the victim contracted the virus during travel or through direct contact with someone in the community.“The individual had previous health-related issues that certainly, probably exacerbated the issues associated with COVID-19,” added Evans.Completely Remote City Operations— City of Riviera Beach, FL. (@Rivierabch) April 1, 2020 As a result of the employee death, Evans is asking all departments to go “full-remote” by April 6. The city’s Fire-Rescue, Police and Utilities departments would be exempt from the full-remote order.last_img read more