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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“MoE Should Conduct In-Service Training for Teachers”

first_imgMadam Lucia Paygai-Makes recommendations to Gov’tMadam Lucia Paygai, the chairperson for the Counseling Department at the African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU), has said that in order to enhance early childhood education in the country, the Ministry of Education (MoE) should conduct in-service training for early childhood teachers every six months.She also recommended that the MoE should introduce Individualized Education Program (IEP) to help hard-learning students.Madam Paygai, an early childhood education specialist, made these recommendations over the weekend at a program marking the 19th graduation convocation of the Prime System School of Christ in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.“The Individualized Education Program (IEP) serves two purposes: (1) As a written plan for a particular student, it is developed by the case conference team that prescribes specific educational objectives and placement for individual student; and (2) as a management tool for the entire assessment process. It involves all the assessment evaluation as well as teaching procedures. It becomes the critical link between the learning student and special teaching that the student requires,” Madam Paygai said.The AMEU official, who holds a Master of Arts Degree in Christian Counseling from the Newburgh Theological Seminary in the state of Indiana, United States, stated that such assessment will identify students’ problems.She noted that the IEP will uncover whether the child has a specific Learning Disability (LD) such as short attention span, depending on the age of the child.“In this case, we will not call our children dull, too hard to learn, or tell them book is not good for you,” Madam Paygai said.She urged parents to provide all needed support towards the educational sojourn of their children in every aspect of their lives.“Every parent needs to understand that giving money, material things to a child, or being a part-time parent does not qualify you as a parent.“Your child needs you there every day to ask him or her how was school today? Can I see your work? And how are you feeling? A child needs a good night hug, a good morning hug, and to wipe away his/her tears when he or she is heartbroken. A child needs both parents,” she cautioned.Among other things, Madam Paygai urged children to reciprocate the love shown by their parents by providing some help at home and giving parents all respect due them.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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SUNNY START, CLOUDIER: THE DD TUESDAY WEATHER REPORT WITH THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL

first_imgIT’S FIFTY-50 Tuesday at Dexter’s at the Mount Errigal Hotel today. Enjoy a Dexter’s Sharing Platter for Two for just €29.50. 2x4oz Irish Burger with Blue Cheese & Onion, Ribs, Breaded Prawns, Spicy Chicken Wings, 2 side orders & BBQ dip!The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Tel 07491 22700. Tuesday’s Weather: A glorious start to the day for most of Donegal with bright sunshine from dawn. It will be cloudier than Monday as the day progresses with temperatures around 10C or 11C by noon.It will brighten up again in the afternoon, especially in west and north Donegal, temperatures in sheltered inland areas likely to reach 14C or 15C. However there is a 20% chance of a shower by teatime before these clear.It will be mild on Tuesday night, temperatures unlikely to fall below 9C overnight into Wednesday which will start cloudy, with rain in the afternoon on what is looking like being the worst day of the week.IT’S FIFTY-50 Tuesday at Dexter’s at the Mount Errigal Hotel today. Enjoy a Dexter’s Sharing Platter for Two for just €29.50. 2x4oz Irish Burger with Blue Cheese & Onion, Ribs, Breaded Prawns, Spicy Chicken Wings, 2 side orders & BBQ dip!The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Tel 07491 22700. SUNNY START, CLOUDIER: THE DD TUESDAY WEATHER REPORT WITH THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL was last modified: April 22nd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cloudierDonegal DailyletterkennyMount Errigal Hotelshowerssunshineweatherlast_img read more

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