Chinese workers in North Sumatra test negative for COVID-19 after 14-days of quarantine

first_imgFive Chinese workers at the Lau Bilang hydropower plant (PLTA) in Kandibata village of Karo regency, North Sumatra, have tested negative for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) after undergoing a 14-day quarantine at the power project site.The five workers – consisting of one woman identified only as GZ and four men with the initials TY, GL, HD and YH – have been allowed to interact with their colleagues at the project site after they were declared healthy.Karo Health Agency head Irna Syafrina Meliala said the five Chinese nationals ended their observation period on Sunday after they showed no symptoms of COVID-19 infection during the 14-day quarantine period. The project management put a barrier line in front of their rooms to prevent other workers from approaching them. Their food was brought by same personnel every day, in order to minimize the possibility of COVID-19 spreading.Officials of the Karo Health Agency had visited the project site when the five workers were put in the quarantine area, as reported by The agency’s officials said the five workers did not experience fever or any other symptoms of the disease, either upon arrival at the airport or during the quarantine.Irna suggested members of the general public be alert and maintain healthy lifestyles, as well as cleanliness.COVID-19 has killed nearly 2,000 people, including five outside of mainland China, AFP reported. It has also infected more than 70,000 people globally since it first emerged in Wuhan, China, in late December. (syk)Topics : “The five Chinese workers showed no symptoms of being infected by the coronavirus, which includes fever, shortness of breath and coughing. They are healthy,” Irna told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday, adding that they were allowed to get back to work.Read also: Five Chinese workers isolated at N. Sumatra project site after returning from ChinaShe added that the Chinese nationals were previously quarantined not because they tested positive for the infection, but because they had just returned from celebrating the Lunar New Year on Jan. 25 in their home country.The five workers went to China prior to the holiday and returned to Karo on Feb. 3. They immediately went into self-imposed quarantine in their respective rooms – in line with the procedures set by the Health Ministry.last_img read more

Whitewater Memorial to close for deer reduction

first_imgLIBERTY, Ind. – Whitewater Memorial State Park will close temporarily to allow controlled deer reductions in the coming weeks. The dates for the closings are Monday, Nov. 17-18 and Monday, Dec. 1-2.The reduction program includes seventeen other state parks and participation is limited to hunters that were drawn last September.Whitewater Memorial will close to the general public the evening before each of the two efforts and reopen the morning after each two-day reduction.DNR biologists evaluate which parks require a reduction each year based on habitat recovery and previous harvest rates at each park. The reductions help control browsing by deer to a level that helps maintain habitat throughout the state parks for all plants and animals.Information on 2015 state park deer reductions, including online applications, will be available next summer at The application deadline is usually at the end of August.last_img read more

Pirates Boys Track Results At EC

first_imgA limited number of the boys track and field team participated at East Central Tuesday evening and performed well against the host squad and Batesville.In a reserve format, the Pirates defeated the Bulldogs but came up short to the Trojans. Final team scores were: East Central 70, Greensburg 43, Batesville 39.EC, Batesville, & Greensburg Boys Track (4-18)Placing 1st for the Pirates were: Luke Lozier, High Jump, 5’4″ and Shawn Partlow, 110 Hurdles, 20.4.2nd place finishers: Joseph Pacilio, 110Hurdles, 22.3 PR; 300 Hurdles 48.2 PR; Dylan Brown, 1600m Run, 5:41.0; 800m run, 2:29.0; Bryan Bockover, 3200 m Run, 13:03 PR.3rd place finishers: Jesse Hunter, Shot Put, 36′ 2 1/2″; Matthew Myer, Pole Vault, 9′; Partlow, 400m Dash, 1:00.3, 200m Dash 25.8;Collin Springmeyer, 300 Hurdles, 49.9.4th place finishers: Jackson Jones, Discus, 71′ 4″ PR; Hunter, Long Jump, 14’11”; Eric Lowe, Pole Vault, 9′; Blaine Schroeder, 1600m Run, 5:42.0; Devin Imel, 400m Dash, 1:00.4; Logan Woodruff, 800m Run, 2:34.0.PR performances that did not place: Ryan Fisse, Pole Vault, 7’6″ and Jesse Hull, 800m Run, 3:06.The entire squad will be in action Thursday when they host Connersville.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Mike Myers.last_img read more

Wife of “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Dies at 51

first_imgThe wife of Dog the Bounty Hunter has died. According to sources, 51-year-old Beth Chapman died on Wednesday at a hospital in Honolulu.Chapman had been in a medically-induced coma for several days, the result of a two-year battle with throat cancer.It’s 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain. Only today, she hiked the stairway to heaven. We all love you, Beth. See you on the other side.— Duane Dog Chapman (@DogBountyHunter) June 26, 2019 She and her husband, Duane “Dog” Chapman, starred in the television show, “Dog the Bounty Hunter.” It featured the adventures of the couple’s family-owned bounty hunting business from 2004 to 2012.A native of Denver, Colorado, Beth Chapman was the youngest woman to receive a bail license in that state, until her daughter later broke that record.The couple raised 12 children together and split time at their homes in Hawaii and Colorado.Duane and Beth, along with their son Leland, starred in another reality series on CMT, called “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt,” from 2013 to 2015.WGN America was planning to debut a new series, “Dog’s Most Wanted,” with the couple next year.The network released the following statement regarding Beth Chapman’s passing:“We are deeply saddened by the tragic news that Beth Chapman lost her battle with cancer today. She was an exceptional woman, fiercely loyal and passionate about her family and she was a true joy to work with. All of us at WGN America will miss her tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers are with Duane, her family, loved ones and millions of fans.”last_img read more