COVID-19: West Java prepares quarantine plan pending government approval

first_img“No region should impose quarantine measures without central government approval,” he said.Read also: Jakarta prepares local quarantine scenarioRidwan further advised the public not to return to their hometown ahead of Ramadan to curb the spread of COVID-19.He has instructed community unit and neighborhood unit chiefs to register any residents who have just returned from traveling or working in cities outside of West Java. The West Java provincial administration is preparing a scenario for a regional quarantine while awaiting the go-ahead from the central government, West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil said on Sunday.“We’re discussing [the regional quarantine]. However, the decision to impose a quarantine or not remains in the hands of the central government,” Ridwan said.He said he was in close communication with COVID-19 Task Force chief Doni Monardo to ask for permission to enact certain policies. “[Returnees] must self-quarantine for 14 days as people under general monitoring for COVID-19,” West Java Regional Secretary spokesperson Hermansyah said in a written statement on Sunday.“The more people return home, the more difficult it is for us to track each person’s medical and travel histories.”Ridwan conceded that the appeal for residents to stay at home had not been fully obeyed and some had ignored the warning.“We hope that the people will be ready when the time comes to impose a local quarantine. Therefore, we’re doing our best to prepare for such a scenario.” As of Sunday, Indonesia has reported 1,285 confirmed COVID-19 cases nationwide, 149 of which are in West Java.(aly)Topics :last_img read more

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Fort St. John Curling Club looking to start the season October 1st

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Curling Club should be reopening to the sound of sweeping brooms and yelling skips the first weekend in October.Curling Club General Manager Braden Whitford says that though maintenance ahead of reopening is slightly behind schedule, he added that the work should be done in time for the tentative reopening date of October 1st. Whitford says he and other club staff are currently fixing brine lines and making sure that the existing ice cooling system is working properly after planned upgrades to the cooling system over the summer, including the replacement of the rink’s chiller, weren’t able to be completed.The city’s Director of Community Services Wally Ferris says that a replacement chiller was ordered by the city back in May, however a delay occurred after the manufacturer produced an initial replacement unit that failed a quality inspection, necessitating the construction of a second unit. Ferris added that though the existing unit is nearing the end of its life expectancy, it should be up to the task of keeping the ice frozen for the duration of the upcoming season. Should the chiller unexpectedly fail, Ferris says that the new chiller, which is due for delivery in the near future, would then be installed.- Advertisement -Despite the planned upgrades being postponed until next season, Whitford says that the rink will try to open early this year, and will be putting on open curling sessions for new and potential club members to give the ice a try, as well as possibly hosting a curling clinic provided that the club find a coach to run it. League curling is set to begin the following week in mid-October.last_img read more

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