People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) Speaker Bambang Soesatyo has urged authorities to conduct an overall evaluation of COVID-19 handling in Jakarta, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi.“I’m expecting the city administrations, along with their respective COVID-19 task forces, to evaluate their own approaches to virus handling, from the system to the capacity of healthcare facilities,” Bambang said in statement on Thursday, as quoted by Antara. #covid19taskforce #mothermessage #wearmask #keepyourdistance #washyourhand #socialdistance #avoidcrowd #usesoap He added that increases in confirmed COVID-19 cases would be addressed by additional virus referral hospitals for patients with symptoms and isolation facilities for asymptomatic patients.“Therefore, when [a region] needs to add capacity to healthcare services, the government can make proper arrangements to provide them with healthcare workers to provide the best services for COVID-19 patients,” he said.Bambang supported strong partnerships between local governments and the private sector in the form of providing isolation facilities in hotels.He also encouraged central government and local administrations to continue to coordinate to lessen the number of COVID-19 cases and make policies to avoid clashes in the future. “Therefore, regions can curb virus transmission by implementing, among other things, mini-lockdowns, while maintaining COVID-19 contact tracing, testing and treatment,” he said.Read also: COVID-19 surveillance remains lacking in IndonesiaThe national COVID-19 task force said in a statement on Thursday that the number of cases were continuing to increase. Nevertheless, the fatality rate had been decreasing.Nationally, COVID-19 deaths this week decreased by 7.7 percent from the previous week. As of Thursday, Indonesia had recorded 320,564 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 244,060 recoveries and 11,580 deaths. Previously, West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil has said that at least three regions in the province are facing a spike in family COVID-19 clusters. Ridwan, who has opened an office in Depok to monitor the government’s COVID-19 response, said the pandemic remained in an alarming state because Bogor, Bekasi and particularly Depok were still recording rising confirmed cases. “What I’ve received so far is that we’re having a spike in family clusters. For example, out of 200 families [that have confirmed COVID-19 cases] in Bogor, three members, on average, of each family have the virus. A similar situation is occurring in Bekasi,” Ridwan said as quoted by kompas.com on Tuesday.National COVID-19 task force spokesman Wiku Adisasmito said he hoped more people would be willing to opt for individual polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, also known as swab tests, as the government had set a price cap. Experts agree that PCR tests remain the best available method of COVID-19 testing. (nkn) Editor’s note: This article is part of a public campaign by the COVID-19 task force to raise people’s awareness about the pandemic.Topics :
Leinster emulated Chelsea by winning the Amlin Challenge Cup to ease the blow of losing their status of European champions – and they did it in style by beating Stade Francais 34-13. The Irish province destroyed Stade Francais at the RDS Arena, running in tries from Ian Madigan, Sean Cronin and Rob Kearney to take a commanding 21-6 lead at the interval. Cian Healy came off the bench to score the fourth and Jonathan Sexton kicked 14 points as Leinster claimed the first half of a potential trophy double, with the RaboDirect PRO12 final to come against Ulster next week. Press Association Like Chelsea with the Champions League and Europa League, Leinster hold both continental titles simultaneously, although they do so for fewer than 24 hours. Jonny Wilkinson’s Toulon clash with Clermont Auvergne in the Heineken Cup final at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Brian O’Driscoll was sidelined by a back spasm and his battle for fitness is sure to be a theme for the British and Irish Lions tour of Australia. Leinster were still able to field four Lions in Kearney, Sexton, Sean O’Brien and captain Jamie Heaslip, with Healy coming off the bench. All made their mark, which will have pleased Warren Gatland. Heineken Cup champions in three of the last four years, Leinster had dropped into the second tier competition after finishing behind Clermont in their pool. But Joe Schmidt’s side remain one of the most formidable teams in Europe and proved as much with a brilliantly clinical performance in attack and defiant defensive display. Leinster took just three minutes to hit their stride with a break from Fijian wing Ica Nacewa and Sexton sent Madigan over for the opening try. That sparked a breathless first half in which Leinster twice repelled Stade Francais, with fly-half Jules Plisson tackled into touch before O’Brien and Sexton combined brilliantly to deny centre Paul Williams. Sergio Parisse was in inspirational form for Stade but Leinster withstood the French barrage and hit back in devastating fashion, with Andrew Conway rising above Julien Dupuy to collect a high ball from Isaac Boss before sending Cronin over for the try. Jerome Porical kicked Stade Francais onto the scoreboard but Leinster responded. Nacewa fielded Sexton’s cross-kick and then slipped a pass out of the tackle for Kearney to dive over. Porical landed a long distance penalty just before the interval but that was rubbed out when Sexton struck two of his own in the second half to extend Leinster’s lead. Stade worked a consolation try for wing Jeremy Sinzelle, who drove his way through Kearney and Fergus McFadden, who was injured in the process, to score in the corner. But Leinster were irrepressible and Healy drove over from close range and Sexton’s conversion – his sixth successful kick from six attempts – rounded off an emphatic victory.
Darin Goodrum Kim Woodrow Scott YorkJim Blunk Randy Wray Jennifer Brown Glennis Zimmerman by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The following is the full list of candidates for school boards and city council/town hall boards across Sumner County. A couple of cities have yet to submit their list to the Sumner County Election Clerk. Dist. 2 Pos. 2 (unexpired)Gail SwansonRandy Simon USD 356 (Conway Springs)Dist. 1, Pos. 4Brad FarmerDon Burford Dist. 2 Pos. 5Don ShimkusDon Shimkus Dist. 3, Pos. 6Curtis WinterRick Worley Belle Plaine City3 council membersDavid Armstrong Dist. 2 Pos. 5Debra ManschDebra Mansch Marla Morley Jeremy GoeckelChris Deyoe District at-large (unexpired)Duane SmithMary Jo Hunt Lyn Meyers Alam Brundage Vince Wetta Chase Weber USD 353 (Wellington)Dist. 1, Pos. 4Maria CornejoMaria Cornejo 5 council membersWilliam Cowles Mike Davis Geuda Springs CityMayorEdward Lacey Dist. 3, Pos. 6Jason NewberryDena Martens Dist. 2 Pos. 5Kerry SchneckKerry Schneck Brett Hallman John Tracy USD 357 (Belle Plaine)Dist. 1, Pos. 4Matt AstMatt Ast Dennis Buck 2 Council membersGary Burkhart Lannon Taylor Dist. 2 Pos. 5Scott GreenwoodScott Greenwood Lynne Tompkins Kevin Dodds R.L. Jordan 5 council members Steve Nicholson Mary Jo Hunt Dist. 3, Pos. 6Lynette TurneyLynette Turney David Cole Christopher BakerChristopher Baker Paula Hills USD 360 (Caldwell)3 at-large positionsJacob GinnScott York Jeff RallsGlennis Zimmerman South Haven CityMayorDon R. Minor Rex “Denny” Hunt Dist. 2 Pos. 5Larry ManganDixie Blankinship Jared Lyden CITY GOVERNMENT Howard Nave School candidate filingsOfficers openCandidates filedExpired terms Noah List Clinton Gulick Jarod Nance Caldwell CityCommissioner of FinanceJill Kuehny James Billups II Mayfield CityMayorLarry Ford 3 council membersSteve Nicholson USD 359 (Argonia)Dist. 1, Pos. 4Sarah VineyardSaray Vineyard Argonia CityMayorNatalie Kollmeyer 2 Council membersWayne Vineyard John Brand Commissioner of Streets & UtilitiesColin D. Wood Scott Ferguson Hunnewell CityMayorno report 5 council membersJune Williams 5 council membersAlvin Lamb Edward Dresser Stephanie Scott Daniel Pettegrew Jeff Mortimer Loren Schleining USD358 OxfordDist. 1, Pos. 4Derek TottenDerek Totten Oxford CityMayorDavid Olmsted Larry Shimer Milan CityMayorBoyd Jones Steve Metzen Dist. 3, Pos. 6Rick NafzigerRick Nafziger USD 509 (South Haven)3 at-large positionsAmy BrownAmy Brown Wellington City6 council membersTerry Nunemaker Kelly Green Dist. 3, Pos. 6Alfred NeisesAlfred Neises Linda G. Elliott Conway Springs CityMayorWilliam Fuller Scott Jones 3 council membersRyan Bain Bryan Pinkerton Jerry Hills Carol Hadorn Jim Valentine Jan Korte Roger Terry Russell Rains Dist. 3, Pos. 3 (unexpired)Rodney BelleJean Brockway