Jakarta extends transition phase, postponing further relaxation by 14 days


first_img“[We] still need to improve the public’s discipline in three important aspects, [namely] using face masks, washing hands regularly and maintaining a [physical] distance,” Anies said during a press conference live-streamed on Wednesday.Jakarta had already extended for a third time its PSBB on June 4 until the end of last month, a period described as Jakarta’s “transitional” phase to loosening restrictions, after research data showed that the epidemiological trend of new COVID-19 cases and deaths had declined.On Wednesday, Anies claimed that Jakarta had achieved a score of 71 in the pandemic indicator designed by a team from the University of Indonesia’s (UI) Public Health department, slightly surpassing the advised minimum score of 70 for relaxing restrictions.Read also: Indonesia’s latest official COVID-19 figures Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has announced that the capital is extending its transitional COVID-19 mobility restrictions by 14 days and tightening supervision of traditional markets and train services.The city administration had decided to keep its large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in place until July 15 after reviewing the situation of the pandemic in the capital with the COVID-19 task force, Anies said.He highlighted the need for Jakarta to avoid a spike in infections once the administration started to relax curbs. The index takes into account epidemiological conditions, public health and health facilities.The capital had tested around 1,400 residents per 1 million population, exceeding the minimum of 1,000 tests per million people recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), Anies said.Anies said residents needed to be more disciplined in wearing face masks, washing their hands and maintaining a distance from one another to avoid a future spike in COVID-19 cases.The city administration would also deploy military, police and administration officers to supervise the implementation of health protocol at traditional markets and on commuter trains, as those places had become hotbeds of transmission.Officers would guard every entrance and exit of all 153 city-owned markets and 150 community markets in the capital and limit the number of visitors to 50 percent of the market’s capacity at any given time. In exchange, markets were allowed to return to their regular operating hours.Read also: Jakarta pedestrians allowed to exercise at 32 alternative CFD locationsFor the commuter trains, officers would cooperate with state-owned railway operator PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KCI) to supervise passenger limitations at stations.“Transmissions in other places, such as office buildings, shopping centers and other public transportation services is pretty much under control, but work remains to be done at traditional markets and commuter trains,” Anies said.Although the new school year is scheduled to start on July 13, Anies said Jakarta had no plans to reopen schools yet, with online learning expected to continue as the provincial health agency warned that children were more susceptible to infection. The governor said the majority of COVID-19 cases in the capital were active, and many of the cases were asymptomatic residents found to be positive through door-to-door tests conducted by community health centers (Puskesmas) rather than hospitalized patients.“[We will continue to] test, track and isolate [these patients],” he continued. “That way, we want Jakarta citizens to have confidence that the government is taking all steps to protect and guarantee the safety of its citizens.”Topics :last_img read more

Edward Aaron Taylor, 34, Brookville


first_imgEdward Aaron Taylor Sr., age 34, of Cincinnati, Ohio and formerly of Brookville, died unexpectedly Sunday, June 2, 2019 at his residence in Cincinnati, Ohio.Born May 15, 1985 in Batesville, Indiana he was the son of Michael & Judy (Meyer) Taylor.  On January 28, 2013 he was united in marriage to Miranda Washburn and she survives.Besides his wife Miranda, he is survived by his mother, Judy (Kevin King) Taylor of Brookville, Indiana; two children, Edward Aaron Taylor Jr., & Lillian Hope Taylor; a step-daughter, Ariannah Ison; eight brothers & sisters, Michelle (John) Taylor-Hicks of Metamora, Indiana, Amanda (Matthew) Kirkwood of Flower Mound, Texas, Melissa McMillin (Aaron Leffingwell) of Brookville, Indiana, Michael (Valerie) Taylor of Brookville, Indiana, Roger (Jessica) Zurborg of Brookville, Indiana, Crystal Miller (Tony Shirley) of Cincinnati, Ohio, Theresa Taylor of Cincinnati, Ohio and Anthony (Emily) Taylor of Tacoma, Washington; as well as several nieces, nephews & cousins.He was preceded in death by his father, Michael Taylor, a brother, David Zurborg, as well as grandmothers Lucille Taylor and Jacqueline Meyer, and his step-mother, Christine Taylor.A memorial gathering will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 6 to 8 P.M. at the Schilling Memorial Community Center, 900 Mill Street, Brookville.Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Taylor family, to sign the online guest book or send a personal condolence please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

Digicel’s schools Football Tournament


first_img-‘Multi’ blast Mahdia 5-0 to reach quarter-finalsCHRISTIANBURG/Wismar Secondary School easily brushed aside Mahdia Secondary 5-0 yesterday at the Mackenzie Sports Club Ground to advance to the quarterfinals of this year’s Digicel Schools Football Tournament.Jehu Regis netted a double, while Kevin Dare, Jernel Williams and Randy Pickering scored a goal each for the Lindeners who will now play Buxton Youth Developers on Tuesday.The four-time champions were barely made to sweat in a game they completely dominated for 90 minutes.Pickering, just two minutes into the contest, collected a through-ball from Omar Brewley and the player who was left with just the Mahdia goalkeeper to beat, did so easily and slotted home the game’s first goal.The school popularly known as Multi could’ve ballooned the scoreline if they had only converted half of their chances.Brewley, a usual goal-getter for the side was guilty of squandering several chances.However, despite their effort, ‘Multi’ only had a one-goal cushion heading into the second half.Mahdia Secondary didn’t had a chance to get a shot off in the first half and that drought would continue, since the Linden’s side defence, marshaled by Dare, was rock-solid.Brewley then setup Regis in the 58th minute for his first of two goals after he unselfishly released the lanky forward with a beat pass in the 18-yards area.Six minutes later (64th minute), Brewley would find Regis again to push the score 3 -0 as Multi ran riot on the boys from Region 7.Mahdia seemed hapless against the tournaments most decorated team and they would watch their keeper pull the ball from the back of the net after Williams, in the 73rd minute, was left unmarked on a play where the defence was broken down.Dare’s goal in the 85th minute was the icing on the cake for the game that was one-sided from the opening whistle.The Christianburg Wismar Secondary had played in every final of the Digicel Schools Football Tournamen, losing in the inaugural tournament and last year to Chase Academy.However, the team vowed to return to the finals of this year’s tournament and return the trophy to Linden where they believe it belongs.last_img read more