“We have the social distancing strategy, but that doesn’t mean people have to stop working. So we give the authority to the regional administrations to [implement] the policy by allowing people to work from home and maximizing the use of communication networks,” Tito said.On Sunday, the President called on people to work, study and worship from home and limit movement between places to curb the spread of the coronavirus – an approach infectious disease experts call “social distancing” – but he asserted on Monday that imposing a lockdown was not on the horizon yet for Indonesia.Tito went on to call on regional administrations to support micro, small and medium enterprises (UMKM) in their regions during the current situation in order to maintain national economic stability.Meanwhile, Doni encouraged regional leaders to make use of alternative options as additional temporary health facilities in their respective regions. The Home Ministry and the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) have urged the administrations of Indonesia’s 34 provinces to coordinate closely with the central government in addressing the coronavirus crisis.Home Minister Tito Karnavian said on Monday that every regional administration should devise its policies on COVID-19 in coordination with the central government’s rapid-response team tasked with planning mitigation efforts.Formed by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo last week, the team is led by BNPB head Doni Monardo. “For example, hotels can be used as alternative temporary health facilities to avoid overcrowding of people treated in hospitals,” he said.He added that the central government sought to establish regional branches of the rapid-response team to ensure fast dissemination of information about the danger of the coronavirus disease down to the local level.”Most people who think they are healthy enough are oblivious to the fact that they could be a virus carrier and could be a potential threat to others,” he said.Indonesia confirmed 17 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the total number of cases to 134, five of which have ended deadly. (trn)Topics :
Kevin Phelan will start 4 off the lead held by Ross Mc Gowan who’s 7 under after 3.At the Eurasia Cup in Malaysia.Europe lead Asia 3-1 with the pairing of Shane Lowry and Andy Sullivan wining their match Meanwhile, Padraig Harrington has put himself in contention after his opening rounds at the Sony Open in HawaiiThe three-time Major winner carded a 4-under par 66 in Honolulu last night, which leaves him just three shots off the lead.
Gus Poyet has been sacked as Sunderland manager – following the club’s 4-0 defeat to Aston Villa at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.The Uruguayan took training this morning, but was summoned to a meeting with the club’s hierarchy following the conclusion of the workout, where he learned his fate.Black Cats chairman Ellis Short decided a change was needed during the thrashing by Villa, after holding talks with chief executive Margaret Byrne and sporting director Lee Congerton.Around half of the 45,000+ crowd vacated the ground before half time, with some remonstrating with Poyet near the dugouts before leaving.He said he would not resign, but has had the decision made for him with the club sitting just a point above the relegation places.The former Chelsea midfielder took over from Paolo Di Canio 17 months ago, and the Italian has sympathy for his successor – instead pointing the finger at Short. Di Canio said: “The team is in disarray – and it is not the fault of the fans, who are fantastic. There are always 45,000 for every game.”I do not speak of those on the bench (Poyet) because the problems are born from above. From Ellis Short.”The indecency is now before the eyes of everyone – and the fans are not happy. But the choices are from above.”
MASON CITY — Mason City city officials on Friday will be hosting state officials and board members from the Iowa Great Places program as the city is a finalist for re-certification in the program.Iowa Great Places recognizes Iowa communities that build upon their authentic assets as a place-making strategy. Mason City was originally named an Iowa Great Place in 2007 during the second year of the program which was an initiative of then-Governor Tom Vilsack, with the city’s application focusing on the components of its Vision Iowa application in rehabilitating the Historic Park Inn, renovating the Mason City Public Library, construction of the Architectural Interpretive Center, and improvements to the downtown streetscape.Mayor Bill Schickel says the city’s re-certification application focuses on the redevelopment of Willow Creek utilizing the Willow Creek Master Plan. “We’ll be showing them the riverfront. We’ll be hosting them, showing them the community. Great Places, because it provides additional resources for Mason City, better than $500,000 was provide for those projects, we hope to be able to replicate the same thing by showing our state partners that the Mason City riverfront, the riverwalk that we plan in this area, can really be a showcase for the state.”The Iowa Great Places delegation will also tour the River City Renaissance project sites during their visit late Friday morning.
During Wednesday’s press conference at Florida’s Logistics Response Center in Orlando, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, said that he has no plans to issue a stay-at-home order for the entire state of Florida to combat the spread of the coronavirus.“There’s certain parts of the state where you have more sporadic cases,””To order someone not to be able to earn a paycheck when them going to work is not going to have any effect on what we’re doing with the virus, that is something that I think is inappropriate.” Gov. DeSantis said.DeSantis said the federal government has supported his decision.DeSantis said that the areas in the state with the highest number of coronavirus cases (Miami-Dade County) have already issued stay-at-home orders.The massive stay-at-home order in the state of New York, forced thousands of residents to flee the state, with some of them coming to Florida governor DeSantis said. He also mentioned that the order in California caused the residents to go out and party, or go to the beach. Gov. DeSantis said “You’re probably less dangerous driving your car to the office then being with crowds of hundreds of people. So you just gotta think it through,”During the press conference the governor also stressed that anyone 65 or older, or those with underlying medical conditions, should self-isolate at home for 14 days.
By Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsThe Beaver Valley Nitehawks exploded for four first-period goals to double the Nelson Leafs 6-3 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff action Monday night in Fruitvale.The Hawks now lead the best-of-seven Murdoch Division semi final 3-2 with game six set for Tuesday at the NDCC Arena in Nelson. Game time is 7 p.m. After being called out by head coach Terry Jones, the top line of Ryon Sookro, Chris Derochie and Colton Donselaar came to play as the trio combined for 10 points.“Our top line is a minus-four in the series which is not good enough,” said Jones following game four’s 9-1 collapse in Nelson. Sookro, who has been invisible for most of the series, especially the two games in Nelson, led the charge with three goals, including two in the four-goal first period.The pair by Sookro, combined with single from Arie Postmus and Daniel Bishop, allowed the Hawks to grab a 4-1 lead.Colton Malmsten and Gavin Currie with a shorthanded tally, his second in two games, gave Nelson some life as the Leafs cut the margin to 4-3.But Sookro, who played his entire minor hockey in Nelson, scored on the power play and Donselaar added a single late in the frame to restore the three-goal advantage for the Hawks.Nelson tried to get back into the game with a strong third period, out shooting Beaver Valley 15-8. But Michael Vlanich, pulled during game four, rebounded to shutout the Leafs.“Mike’s been our rock all year long,” said Jones. “He’s been the reason why we finished where we did (in the standings).” Marcus Dahl scored the other goal for Nelson.The third-period surge allowed Nelson to out shoot the Hawks 36-33.BLUELINES: The Hawks rebounded on the power play scoring three times. . . .Beaver Valley center Dallas Calvin, who at one time was tied for the playoff lead in scoring, had a point and now sits tied for sixth in the post-season race. . . .Connor Enright tried to shift the momentum back to the Leafs with a third-period tilt against Jean-William Caron. . . .Joel Stewart was once again not in the lineup for Nelson as Leaf coach Chris Shaw went with most of the same line up that won game four. . . .Patrick Martens led Nelson in scoring with two assists. . . .Colton Donselaar and Ryon Sookro each had four points to lead the Nitehawks. . . .The series winner meets the Castlegar Rebels who knocked off Spokane Braves in the other Murdoch semi final 4-1. The series is tentatively to start, according to the KIJHL website, Thursday in the Sunflower [email protected]