Travelers in Java ignore ‘mudik’ ban, bringing coronavirus home

first_imgGanjar asserted that going on mudik secretly would be dangerous to travelers’ health as well as risking others’ lives. He called on people under his jurisdiction to be open in communicating with officials if they had to go home under urgent circumstances.“If you really have to go home, you should request a letter of permission. I think the government will wisely consider it,” he said, asking that residents should stay where they were while the government distributed necessary social aid.Ganjar said he had asked regents, mayors and village heads across Central Java to prepare health protocols and quarantine places for travelers who returned to their hometowns.According to the Jakarta Police, the number of vehicles leaving Jakarta increased two days prior to the enforcement of the mudik ban on Friday. Once the policy was imposed, the traffic police had asked around 1,200 motorists attempting to leave Greater Jakarta to turn around, as reported by kompas.com.The number of vehicles told to turn around amounted to 3,300 on Sunday, as revealed by Jakarta Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Yusri Yunus.Authorities have set up checkpoints in several locations across Java to monitor the flow of vehicles between cities and provinces following the mudik ban.People found violating the ban were subject to the maximum punishment of fines amounting to Rp 100 million (US$6,490) and a year’s imprisonment, as stipulated in the 2018 Health Quarantine Law. (syk) The governor added that he had received a report from the Cilacap regent, who said that some people recently arrived the regency despite the mudik ban had tested positive for COVID-19.Cilacap Health Agency head Pramesti Griana Dewi confirmed that eight residents of Cimanggu district tested positive for the disease. They had traveled to Cilacap in the same car from Jakarta.The travelers had tested positive following a rapid test and were now declared patients under surveillance (PDPs). They would undergo a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test to make sure of their medical status.“We will announce if the swab test results come back positive,” Pramesti told tribunnews.com on Sunday, adding that the eight patients showed no medical symptoms of having contracted the coronavirus. Many residents of regions across Java have been ignoring the government’s mudik (exodus) ban and are insisting on traveling home undetected, even though some are testing positive for COVID-19 upon arriving in their respective hometowns.Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo said he had received reports and photographs showing travelers returning to their hometowns across the province, with some coming by dangerous means.“Some have put their cars inside trucks and covered them with other stuff. There were also some who traveled in a container [on the back of a truck], although that’s not confirmed yet,” Ganjar said on Tuesday in Semarang.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Spencer makes rare Dundalk visit

first_img The Champs Elysees half-brother to Lolly For Dolly carries the colours of Spencer’s retainer, Qatar Racing, and sees him team up with another former champion Flat jockey as the colt is trained by Johnny Murtagh. The Dundalk Stadium – Light Up Your Night Median Auction Maiden looks a competitive event despite just six going to post, and Paul Deegan is hopeful of a big show from Bint Dandy who shaped well over this mile on her debut last month. Jamie Spencer has been a rare enough visitor to Ireland in recent years but the former champion makes a welcome trip to the Polytrack at Dundalk for just one ride on newcomer Jocular. Deegan said, “She ran a nice race first time out. She is not overly big but seems to have come forward a lot for the run, and goes there with a chance. “I think a mile is her trip, although that’s not to say she won’t get further in time. She has sharpened up for the initial experience, and we will learn more from this run.” Michael Halford is always to be feared at Dundalk, and he sends out the more experienced Camakasi. Conor Hoban’s mount progressed nicely in five maiden outings last year, and should appreciate this step up in trip. Halford is typically well-represented on the seven-race card, particularly in the Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk Race & Stay Package Handicap. The ultra-consistent Political Policy is joined by stablemate Mezogiorno in this three-year-old handicap, and the former is closely matched with Murtagh’s Fix It on running here a fortnight ago. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Roundup

first_imgView Roundup in a larger mapThe following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident report summary on Wednesday, April 10. Miscellaneous incidentsat 10:54 p.m., DPS officers responded to a report of four people trapped in an elevator in the Seeley G. Mudd Building. An elevator mechanic subsequently arrived on the scene and freed the subjects without incident.at 10:15 p.m., DPS officers responded to a report of a student behaving erratically at the Annenberg House and, upon arrival, observed him running up and down the street shouting incoherently. The student was physically restrained by the officers because of his combative behavior and a Los Angeles Fire Department Rescue Ambulance unit was requested. RA Unit #15 responded and examined the student, then transported him to California Hospital for medical treatment.at 7:44 p.m., DPS officers responded to a patient that tripped and fell outside the Keck Hospital of USC. DPS officers were unable to contact the patient to ascertain if she sustained any injuries because she was scheduled for surgery unrelated to the fall.at 4:57 p.m., a student reported that he agreed to purchase two subscriptions from two suspects who came to his door selling magazines for a contest. The student later conducted his own investigation of the company offering the magazines and after determining that it was a scam, he stopped payment on the checks he had written.at 4:28 p.m., DPS officers responded to a report of a student and her boyfriend involved in an altercation at the Parkside Apartments and detained them for questioning. Both of the subjects stated that the altercation was verbal only and the officers observed no visible signs of injury to either of them. The student and her boyfriend were then released and the officers cleared the scene.at 1:54 p.m., a student was cited to Judicial Affairs for uncooperative behavior with Los Angeles Police Department officers who detained him for a traffic violation on 30th and Orchard streets.last_img read more

Lonestar Cell MTN Empowers Liberian Youth

first_imgUche Ofodile, Lone Star Cell/MTN CEOLonestar Cell MTN has, over the last 3 weeks (June 1 – 21), celebrated its annual employee volunteerism campaign – 21 Days of Y’ello Care. This year’s campaign included workshops and a career fair geared towards providing young people with key skills necessary for entry into the work place, as well as highlighting the impact ICT has on the future of work for young people.In partnership with the Monrovia Consolidated School System (MCSS) and the Booker Washington Institute (BWI), the company hosted two workshops – “Employment Readiness” and “Preparing for an ICT Future” targeting young people in Monrovia and Kakata.A total of 200 students learned how to search for the right job to match their skill level; update their CVs and write winning cover letters.In addition, students were given tips on how to bring forth their best during interviews – including the right dress code, mannerisms and general questions to ask.Students were also guided on developing careers in ICT – what to expect, what qualifications are needed and the importance of ICT in the telecommunications industry.On June 21st the campaign climaxed with the MTN Y’ello Career Fair, which aimed to highlight and provide insight into what the world of work and employment will look like in a digital future.The Career Fair was a first of its kind across the MTN Group of companies, with all 23 Operating Companies (OPCOs) hosting one each in their respective environments, making the MTN Career Fair the largest ever.The event, held at the University of Liberia Fendell Campus, gave 150 students, across all disciplines, an opportunity to hear how Bridge International Academies is making waves in the Education sector with their innovative approach to education.The guest speaker – Hon Maria Nagbe-Harrison, Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) – reminded the audience that technology changes daily and encouraged them to be flexible and adaptable as they prepare for the future.Laureine Guilao, Deputy CEO & Head of Corporate Affairs, said, “21 Days of Y’ello Care is our way giving back. This year was particularly exciting because we focused on the empowerment of young people in the markets we serve.Young people are our future and as the world becomes more digitalised we are committed to ensuring that we play our part in providing the necessary tools to prepare young people for a competitive digital future.”The Y’ello Career Day ended a successful three weeks of staff volunteerism in Monrovia and Kakata, with a mission to bridge the digital divide and upskill the future workforce, future employers and leaders in the regions where Lonestar Cell MTN has a presence.About Lonestar Cell MTN’s Y’ello Care programWith a focus on youth empowerment, Lonestar Cell MTN’s Y’ello Care program and the company’s other CSI initiatives aim to use technology to ensure that young people are afforded the opportunity to obtain the necessary skills, education and support to fully benefit from the opportunities that may exist in the sector but that are often out of their reach due to lack of access to information.For three weeks (from 1 to 21 June 2018), Lonestar Cell MTN Y’ello Care project team partnered with academics, local government and industry leaders to provide insights and tools young people will need to forge their paths into a BRIGHTER future.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GBA medal haul reaches 12

first_imgCaribbean Regional Badminton Confederation 2018– Priyanna Ramdhani takes gold againThe Guyana Badminton Association (GBA) will be very content on their trip home, as they will have 12 medals to show for the hard work they have put in over the past three weeks.Priyanna Ramdhani and Mishka Beharry display their medals in the Under 17 and Under 11 championshipsThe Caribbean Regional Badminton Confederation (CAREBACO) championships which served off on the August 17 with the Under 19 category, saw some of Guyana’s top players showcasing extraordinary talent and skill. What made the trip even more gratifying is that fact that it is the first year of participation for many of the players.After Priyanna Ramdhani’s haul in the Under 19 competition, the 16 year old went on to dominate the Senior category and made her last and most successful stop in the Under 17 tournament this week.The podium was indeed Ramdhani’s second home this week as she first copped gold in the Girls doubles division based on points.In the Under 17 girl’s singles final, Ramdhani met with and defeated Suriname’s Chaista Soemodipoero in straight sets 21-6, 21-7 to cop her second gold in the competition.The third time was a charm for the teenager as she entered the girl’s mixed doubles competition with her Trinidadian partner Vance Juteram. The duo completed two straight set of 21-15, 21-7 against Jair Naipal & Erisa Bleau of Suriname to take the final gold medal.After having medaled in the Under 17, Under 19 and Senior championships Priyanna Ramdhani’s performance can be considered as one of the best in the entire CAREBACO competition for 2018.The GBA has expressed extreme happiness with the performance of their players given that it is first time they are playing and medaled in the Seniors International and also it is also the first time they won the Under-19 International.last_img read more