Four-month old baby of migrant worker tests positive for COVID-19 in South Sumatra

first_imgA four-month old baby girl was among the 13 new confirmed COVID-19 cases announced in South Sumatra on Friday.The baby’s mother, a migrant worker, was a resident of Ogan Ilir regency and had worked in neighboring Malaysia.”A swab test revealed that the baby was positive for COVID-19,” South Sumatra COVID-19 taskforce head Zen Ahmad said during a press conference on Friday. “The mother tested negative.” The baby is currently being treated at the Mohammad Hoesin Hospital (RSMH) in Palembang, South Sumatra.The mother and her baby were among a group of migrant workers who recently flew back home from Malaysia to Medan, North Sumatra, and then traveled to overland to Palembang.On Apr. 13, the task force team confirmed that one person in the group had tested positive for COVID-19 and she was immediately referred to a hospital. Meanwhile, the rest of the group ⁠— including the mother and the baby ⁠— were isolated at the Jakabaring athletes village as suspected COVID-19 cases.The baby girl is the second infant to test positive for the virus in South Sumatra. On Apr. 18, another four-month old from Muaraenim regency tested positive for COVID-19 after exhibiting pneumonia-like symptoms. The baby is also currently being treated at RSMH.South Sumatra Governor Herman Deru vowed to keep monitoring travelers at the province’s entry points ⁠— including alternative roads and rivers.He said travelers and migrant workers entering the region would be screened and isolated at the athletes village. (trn)Topics :last_img read more

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President Trump: “I’m taking hydroxychloroquine”

first_imgPresident Donald Trump announced on Monday that he’s been taking a single dose of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine daily and has been doing so for a week-and-a-half as a prophylactic. “I happen to be taking it,” Trump said during a roundtable event. “A lot of good things have come out. You’d be surprised at how many people are taking it, especially the front-line workers. Before you catch it. The front-line workers, many, many are taking it.”The president said “what do I have to lose?” And he backed up his statement by saying he’s received lots of good feedback about the drug and it’s effects on the deadly coronavirus.He said the lupus drug which is an anti-inflammatory was not recommended by the White House doctor but he asked if he could take it and the doctor said yes.The president says he is continually tested for COVID-19 and he is negative. He says he has no symptoms and he feels great.The FDA issued a warning last month that the unproven drug should only be taken in hospitals because of the risk of heart complications. There’s no substantiated evidence that taking hydroxychloroquine prevents COVID-19 infections.last_img read more

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Oysters, Canoeing and Cleaning Up The Waterways

first_imgOH, OYSTERS!FILM AND PANEL DISCUSSIONASBURY PARK – On Saturday, Oct. 20, the American Littoral Society is hosting Oh, Oysters! A Celebration of Re-Oystering New Jersey’s Waters to raise funds for coastal conservation and bring awareness to the plight of the once prolific Eastern Oyster. The event will include a reception (beer, wine, soft drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a raw bar) prior to a screening of the 90-minute “The Oyster Farmers” film, as well as a panel discussion with the featured farmers, society staff and other experts. The event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the House of Independents, 572 Cookman Ave. in Asbury Park. Tickets are $125 and available at littoralsociety.org.NAVESINK RIVER MUNICIPALITIES COMMISSIONRED BANK – The Navesink River Municipalities Commission, an advisory committee formed by representatives of the communities on the Navesink River watershed, meets monthly. The discussion lately has been about how to address the higher-than-acceptable levels of fecal coliform as it relates to restricted shellfish harvest west of the Oceanic bridge. “We have located and fixed a few issues in Fair Haven and Red Bank,” said chairman Brian Rice. “We have some more issues that are being assessed and will be fixed as well.Rice said that, along with representatives of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Clean Ocean Action, the group has put together a citizens scientist program which collects samples to be sent for testing at the NJDEP’s marine water quality monitoring lab in Leeds Point, Atlantic County.The meetings, open to all, are held on the first Wednesday of the month. The next meeting is 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Red Bank Borough Hall, 90 Monmouth St.CANOEING, WOODEN BOATS AND POUND BOATSThe Navesink Maritime Heritage Association will be hosting three events on the Navesink in coming weeks.• On Saturday, Sept. 16, canoes will launch from Maple Cove at the north end of Maple Avenue for the Families, Adults, Youths Paddle Day. All are welcome to paddle in colorful River Rangers canoes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “This is your last opportunity this year to paddle with family and friends on the idyllic Navesink River,” NMHA says.• On Saturday, Oct. 6, a collection of classic and wooden boats will visit Monmouth Boat Club, 31 Union St. in Red Bank. Members will exhibit their own classic or wooden boats. The public is invited to come see and learn about these “beauties.”• On Wednesday, Oct. 17, local maritime historian Ned Lloyd will present a historical review of the commercial fishing methods and the pound boats that fished off the beaches of New Jersey for 150 years. Beginning with tub trawling and hand line fishing in the early 1800s to the advent of the pound nets that dominated the industry into the early 1960s, the Jersey shore’s unique Sea Bright skiff was well adapted as the pound boat grew and supported these fisheries for more than a century. The event is hosted at Bahrs Landing Restaurant, 1 Bay Ave. in Highlands. Come at 7:30 p.m. for coffee and cookies, or enjoy refreshments at the restaurant. The presentation lasts from 8 to 9 p.m. Free.RALLY FOR THE NAVESINKThe next Rally for the Navesink meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 at Bingham Hall in Rumson. Formed in 2016, the coalition of environmental groups is dedicated to improving Navesink River water quality.RED BANK GUINNESS OYSTER FESTIVALRED BANK – Tons of oysters, pints of Guinness, plus lighter beers and wine, live music and great food are all on tap for the Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival, fashioned after the 62-year-old Galway Oyster Festival celebrating the opening of the oyster season. It is a huge food and music festival which will showcase Red Bank’s excellent restaurants as well as entertain thousands with great live music and family fun. Please note: Due to borough ordinance, pets are not allowed (service dogs only). Due to increased security all bags are subject to search.BAHRS OFFERS LOCAL CATCH TO BENEFIT CLEAN OCEAN ACTIONHIGHLANDS – Through Sept. 23, the last day of “The Bahrs’ 100 Year Summer,” restaurant owner Jay Cosgrove is offering the local catch of the day. $1 from each dish – like grilled yellow fin tuna and baked Jersey bluefish – benefits Clean Ocean Action. Bahrs has joined other Jersey Shore restaurants in replacing single-use items like plastic straws with more sustainable items, such as the paper straw that now comes in the Frozen Lobster Claw beverage. Bahrs is located at 2 Bay Ave.OFFSHORE WIND PUBLIC MEETINGSLONG BRANCH – The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is alerting the public to three meetings and one webinar being hosted by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) in September. The public meetings will discuss the feedback BOEM has received in the recently published Call for Information and Nominations (Call) for potential offshore wind energy leas- ing and development in the Bight. One of the meetings will be held in Monmouth County from 5 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Long Branch Library, 328 Broadway. The webinar hosted by BOEM will be held Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. at orep.adobeconnect.com/nybightareaid/. There is no cost to participate in the meetings or webinar.This article was first published in the Sept. 13-20, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

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