Five 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 tribunnews.com. 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.
BATESVILLE – Residents with Rumpke Service may want to mark their calendar for September 6, the next large trash collection date.The one-day event begins at 5:00 a.m. Citizens are encouraged to set their disposable items out the evening before to ensure that items are not missed.The large trash pickup is ideal for material too large to fit in a trash can or weighs greater than 75 pounds.Acceptable Items Include:old clothingfurniture, bedsprings, mattresses, etc.old rugs, carpet pieces rubber hoseappliances (as in washers, driers, etc.)wood (bundled 4 feet long or shorter, 75 lbs. maximum)insulationall cans or buckets, totally cleaned and drypaint cans (must be dried paint)Unacceptable Items Include:No electronic devices containing mercury (as in TV’s, computers, microwaves, cell phones, etc.)No building and construction materials (bricks, etc.)No remodeling materials (interior/exterior)No landscape materialsNo car body parts including wheels and tiresNo steel or metal framingNo tree limbs, grass clippings or leavesRefrigerators, AC units, and freezers are required to have a sticker on them showing that the CFC’s was removed by a certified person. This includes units without the compressors in them. If there is no sticker, your unit will be rejected.TV’s, computers (& monitors), microwaves, VCR’s, and all other electronics can be dropped off at Batesville’s Waste Water Treatment Plant, 25019 Underpass Road, Monday-Friday, 8 am – 3 pm. Please register at the office prior to unloading.