West Java to apply micro-scale restrictions in Jakarta’s satellite cities

first_imgWest Java is set to implement micro-scale social restrictions (PSBM) in Jakarta’s satellite cities, namely Bogor, Depok and Bekasi, with restrictions applied only in areas categorized as “red zones”.Governor Ridwan Kamil and the West Java COVID-19 task force made the decision after a coordination meeting with the local administrations on Monday to consider a stricter approach to fight COVID-19 alongside Jakarta. As Jakarta reimposes large-scale social restrictions (PSBB), health experts have urged other administrations in the surrounding area to also apply stricter measures against COVID-19 to see effective results.“West Java has agreed to support Jakarta’s PSBB by carrying out the PSBM, especially in areas bordering Jakarta. We use the term PSBM as used by the President,” Ridwan said in a statement.“The more we do not depend on Jakarta, the looser [social restrictions] can be. Activities are restricted to 25 percent but not for the whole city. This applies only in red zones, which is at a micro level,” he added, referring to a percentage applied to various activities during the restrictions, such as the number of people allowed to continue working in nonessential companies.Read also: Jakarta back under PSBB, but less strict than beforeJakarta’s satellite cities in West Java have been implementing the so-called proportional PSBB, where the percentage of PSBB is adjustable by each city and regency, with the fifth extension slated to end on Sept. 29.Ridwan suggested that regional heads have an incentive budget allocated to community unit heads to help them be at the forefront of educating the public about the PSBM.“The community unit heads are also in charge of tracking down suspected close contacts of [COVID-19 patients] who must have a swab test,” he said, adding that the province was gearing up to meet the World Health Organization’s (WHO) testing capacity standard.Separately, Ridwan said Jakarta residents would be restricted from traveling to West Java as the capital implemented the PSBB. He said the West Java Transportation Agency was currently discussing the restriction scheme.“The mayors and regents are also counting the number of residents working informally in Jakarta. Due to the strict PSBB, they might no longer be able to work, so it affects the amount of social assistance,” he said, as quoted by kompas.com.Read also: PSBB to last two weeks ‘but don’t expect pandemic to be over’, Anies saysRidwan expressed hope that West Java and Jakarta could coordinate more closely so that the policies implemented by each province could serve the community as best possible.Bogor Mayor Bima Arya Sugiarto agreed about the implementation of the PSBM, saying the PSBB was not the best choice in regard to “psychological and economic conditions” in his area.Bekasi Mayor Rahmat Effendi said Bekasi would follow the curfew restriction policy applied in Depok and Bogor to set limits on the hours of activities of citizens and businesses.He said the city had turned the Patriot Stadium into an isolation center for asymptomatic COVID-19 patients ready for use this week as the occupancy rate of hospital beds in the city has reached 90 percent. (syk) Topics :last_img read more

D.O. Sportscast: Men’s basketball writers discuss Syracuse’s season, ACC awards and more

first_img Published on March 9, 2020 at 7:19 pm On this week’s edition of The D.O. Sportscast, the men’s basketball beat writers discuss Elijah Hughes being named to All-ACC first team. Later in the show, they recap the regular season and preview this week’s upcoming ACC tournament.Subscribe to Sportscast on Spotify and iTunes. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

Baba Rahman features as Chelsea cruise to easy victory in FA Cup fourth round

first_imgGhana international Baba Rahman made his first start under Guus Hiddink as Chelsea made light work of booking a place in the draw for the fifth round of the FA Cup.An Oscar hat trick lit up Chelsea’s 5-1 win at MK Dons, his first coming after just 15 minutes. Kyle McFadzean tried to pass back to goalkeeper David Martin but it was woefully short, and that allowed Diego Costa to intercept and square for Oscar to slide the ball home.But within six minutes the Championship team were level. Darren Potter attempted a hopeful shot from just outside the D which hit the onrushing Nemanja Matic and looped over the helpless Thibaut Courtois.Chelsea had the second goal their play richly deserved in the 32nd minute, Ruben Loftus-Cheek feeding in Oscar for a well-taken effort.And Oscar completed his hat trick a minute before half-time, running with the ball from the left wing, cutting inside before curling a fine shot past Martin.Hazard finally scored his first goal of the season in the 55th minute, from the penalty spot after he himself had been tripped. The fifth came via substitute Bertrand Traore, netting his first Chelsea goal from Hazard’s cut back.Chelsea could have run up double figures in a commanding display.Everton eased into the fifth round as early goals from Arouna Kone and Aaron Lennon and a deflected Ross Barkley strike steered them to a comfortable 3-0 win at Carlisle United.Kone opened the scoring by tapping in with only around 90 seconds of the tie gone before Lennon doubled the Toffees’ advantage in the 14th minute. Carlisle — back playing at their Brunton Park home for only the second time since last month’s devastating floods — had threatened in between via a Derek Asamoah shot and did their best to cause their Premier League visitors problems thereafter.But the contest was effectively settled in the 65th minute when Barkley sent a shot in off Mark Ellis from the edge of the box.The win provided a timely boost for Everton and their manager Roberto Martinez, four days on from their Capital One Cup semifinal defeat to Manchester City.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoyFMSports. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

NBA wrap: Russell Westbrook extends triple-double streak in Thunder’s loss to Pelicans

first_img Studs of the NightMagic guard Terrence Ross scored a game-high 21 points off the bench in Orlando’s 127-89 shellacking of the Hornets.Knicks guard Dennis Smith Jr. scored 19 points and added seven assists as New York broke its 17-game losing streak with a 106-91 win over the Hawks. The Thunder, though, trailed by three points at the half and didn’t come out of the locker room very well as New Orleans opened up a 12-point lead going into the fourth quarter.Westbrook scored 11 points in the fourth quarter as the Thunder outscored the Pelicans in the frame, but the deficit after the third was simply too much to overcome. Related News Dud of the nightKemba Walker scored 10 points on 4-of-20 shooting in the loss to the Magic.HighlightJrue Holiday scored 32 points while adding seven assists, five rebounds, three blocks and two steals. He impressed with this nice finish at the rim.Flex on ’em, Jrue! 💪#DoItBig pic.twitter.com/2Eqw7eDCCD— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 15, 2019What’s NextTeam LeBron vs. Team Giannis, 8 p.m. ET Sunday — The NBA All-Star Game will feature teams led by LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo on Sunday. The next regular-season games will be played Thursday. NBA All-Star 2019: Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis by the numbers Charles Barkley to Anthony Davis: Don’t ruin your reputation as one of the nicest guys in the world That baseline flush. @russwest44 pic.twitter.com/kM1yCBHAOY— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) February 15, 2019The Thunder will go into the All-Star break with a 37-20 record and a three-game lead over the Trail Blazers for the No. 3 seed in the West. The Pelicans are now 26-33 and will have to wait to hear about the condition of Davis, who left the game after halftime with a shoulder injury. Russell Westbrook was about as good as you could ask him to be Thursday, but the Thunder still fell to the Pelicans 131-122 and New Orleans didn’t even have star Anthony Davis in the second half.Westbrook scored a season-high 44 points on 18-of-30 shooting while adding 14 rebounds and 11 assists in his NBA-record 11th straight triple-double. He’s now averaging 21.2 points, 11.2 assists and 11.1 rebounds this season.last_img read more