19 Oct
2020

102 areas with zero COVID-19 cases allowed to start ‘new normal’

first_imgThese include 14 areas in Aceh, 15 in North Sumatra, three in Riau Islands, four in South Sumatra, 14 in East Nusa Tenggara, one in Central Java, five in Southeast Sulawesi and 17 in Papua. They have recorded zero cases of COVID-19.Areas categorized as yellow zones have a low COVID-19 risk, orange zones have a moderate COVID-19 risk and red zones a high risk of the disease.Read also: Jakarta ready to welcome ‘new normal’ soon, minister saysStill, Doni urged the COVID-19-free areas to maintain strict health protocols to further prevent transmission. He added that cities and agencies that decide to reopen and resume economic activities must involve experts, the medical sector and prominent community figures in their decision-making process. Some 100 regencies and municipalities labeled as green zones and have not been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak can start “new-normal” measures, the government has announced.“President [Joko “Jokowi” Widodo] ordered the national COVID-19 task force to allow 102 regions to conduct productive and safe public activities,” task force chief Doni Monardo said in a televised conference on Saturday. According to the COVID-19 task force’s expert staff chief, Wiku Adisasmito, the 102 regencies and cities have fulfilled the government’s criteria for reopening.For a region to reopen and loosen large-scale social restrictions (PSBB), they must meet 11 indicators. “We are using criteria from epidemiologists, as well as public health surveillance and health services, with recommendations from the World Health Organization,” Wiku said.The indicators for public health services as recommended by the WHO included decreasing the number of positive cases within two weeks after the latest peak, decreasing the death toll from positive cases and probable cases, decreasing the number of positive patients treated in hospitals, an increasing number of recovered patients and a less than 5 percent positivity rate (out of 5 percent positive samples).center_img Topics :last_img read more

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24 Sep
2020

Lady Tigers Win Over Lady Trojans In EIAC VB

first_imgEC volleyball traveled to Lawrenceburg tonight. Varsity lost in four with the scores of 25-20, 23-25, 25-23, 25-22.It was a rough night. We had our moments when it looked like we were going to push ahead and then we fell apart. Our passing was off tonight and it caused major problems for us offensively. Our hitters couldn’t get into a rhythm and Lawrenceburg capitalized on that.‘A loss is tough, but one thing I was reminded about with this team is how much they care. They wanted that win more than anything and take it personally when things didn’t go our way. They want nothing more than their best every time they step on the court. We didn’t get that tonight, but we have so much to learn from it. I have no doubt that we will bounce back. It may be one step backward tonight, but I believe in this team and believe that we will take 3 steps forward, starting tomorrow!’  EC Coach Cassie Laker.Varsity is now 15-6 on the season and 8-1 in conference play.Next up: Teach appreciation night at home on Thursday against Connersville.EC Freshman won in three last night. Scores 19-25, 25-24,15-10.This was a challenging and exciting evening. The first game we came out timid and letting too many plays get away from us. We played similarly at the start of game two, but at point 10 everything changed. These girls tripled their intensity, stepped up to the challenge and put in their all. Lawrenceburg came to play and had an intense will to win. They truly pushed us and brought the girls to a whole new level of play.In game two and every point of game three, EC Freshman showed everyone how badly they wanted to win this game. I am beyond proud of their efforts. Not only did they step up to the challenge when teams might fold in frustration, they encouraged one another every point and they played off each other and the crowd’s intensity. They listened to their coaches and were focused on the mental game of volleyball. I am very thankful to be a part of this team.EC Freshman are 9-0. Next game is the EIAC tournament this Saturday starting at 9am at Batesville. Then we play Harrison, September 29th at home at 5pm.Courtesy of Trojans Coaches Cassie Laker and Rachel James.last_img read more

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17 Sep
2020

NPFL: Obuh Worried but Determined to Reverse Akwa Utd Poor Run

first_img“Even if I am not under pressure from Management I have to give myself the preseure because most times we expect to see a win, more especially in this match (against Sunshine Stars) that should have been, at worst, a draw, but this is the way it has been,” he lamented in a chat with www.npfl.ngWith four draws and two loses, Akwa United has been pushed down the red zone to 16th position, making a strong push up the only way out.“We will continue fighting. We will continue working. The season is still fresh. This is the sixth game out of 39 games. So we still have 32 games to finish. When we get back home we should start winning because we just need to start wining.”Akwa opened the season with promise, securing a 1-1 draw away to Warri Wolves returned home to be cancelled by Abia Warriors who held them to nil-nil. Enyimba of Aba handed them a 3-1 crushing in Aba on Matchday 3 while visiting Katsina United snatched a point in Uyo after another goalless draw. Their visit to Nasarawa could only earn them one point after 1-1 draw before Sunshine turned them back from Akure with a 1-0 defeat.Obuh however commended the quality of officiating in the league, saying “it is fair enough.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram John Obuh Coach of Akwa United FC of Uyo, John Obuh, has said that while he is very worried about the poor run of the club in the 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season, he is also determined to reverse the situation.The Promise Boys have have lost twice and drawn the other four matches iwith the defeat in Akure to Sunshine Stars being the second.Obuh however says though the management of the club has not put any pressure on him, he has to drive himself and the players harder to produce better results.last_img read more

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