COVID-19: Jakarta suspends schools, exams for two weeks

first_imgHe added that the administration had coordinated with the Education and Culture Ministry regarding the school closures and examination suspensions. The provincial administration will prepare the learning materials so they will be ready by Monday.According to the administration, there are 1.5 million students across Jakarta; 124,000 of whom are 12th grade students who will participate in final examinations.“Few children have tested positive for COVID-19. However, they can be carriers [of the virus] and infect adults,” Anies said. “Furthermore, adults taking their children to school can also be infected. Therefore, we need to lower the risk.”Read also: Outbreak breakout: COVID-19 patient flees isolation ward in JakartaJakarta previously decided to temporarily close several tourist destinations and entertainment places owned by the administration, including Ancol Dreamland Park, Ragunan Zoo and the National Monument. Weekly Car Free Day on Jl. Sudirman and Jl. MH Thamrin was also suspended for two weeks.“We are not locking down Jakarta. However, we ask all citizens to be responsible for our health,” the governor said.The government announced on Saturday that the number of people confirmed to have contracted COVID-19 had surged to 96, five of whom died of the disease. (mfp)Topics : The governor went on to say that the administration would review the policy at the end of the second week of suspension, depending on the development of the COVID-19 situation.Read also: Some Jakarta schools close for fear of COVID-19The decision was made after a meeting on Saturday between several healthcare professional organizations, including the Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI) and the Indonesian Pediatrician Association (IDAI), as well as WHO representative to Indonesia N. Paranietharan, who joined the meeting through a video call.Anies also suggested that non-formal educational institutions shift to long-distance learning to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the city. The Jakarta administration will close schools across the city and suspend examinations for two weeks starting from Monday as part of measures to prevent further spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the capital city.“The Jakarta administration has decided to close all schools in the city. All students will study through long-distance learning,” Jakarta governor Anies Baswedan said during a press briefing at City Hall on Saturday.“The National Examination for vocational high school students, which is slated to start on Monday, as well as school examinations will also be suspended.”last_img read more

Road closure announced in Decatur County

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Decatur County Road 180 East between U.S. 421 and County Road 300 South will be closed until August 14 for bridge repair.last_img

Randall Joseph Mullins

first_imgRandall Joseph Mullins of Batesville, Indiana passed away on Monday, November 12, 2018 at UC Medical Center in Cincinnati.  The son of Charles and Janice (nee: Boyle) Mullins was born on May 22, 1954 in Connersville, Indiana.Randy graduated in 1972 from Brookville High School and attended college.  He married Debbie McClain on August 7, 1982 in Greensburg, Indiana.  He worked in the Sales and Marketing department of WRBI Radio in Batesville for the last 20 years.  Randy was an accomplished musician and was inducted into the Southeastern Indiana Musician’s Association Hall of Fame in 2017.Randy was a member of the Batesville Christian Church where he took an active role serving God and teaching others.  He enjoyed music, playing guitar, singing, reading, movies and making jokes.  Most importantly, he loved spending time with his family.Randy will be loved forever by his wife, Debbie, his son, Bryce (Shannon nee: Kramer) Mullins of Batesville, his daughter Kelly (Rob) Bulmer, of Brookville, his five grandchildren, Jake, Max, Josie, Katryna and Lily along with his siblings, Chris Calhoun and Judy Stang.Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 5pm-8pm at Batesville Christian Church in Batesville, IN followed by a Celebration of Life on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Mark Bond and Steve Yeaton will be leading the service. Burial to follow in St. John UCC Cemetery in Batesville.Memorials may be given in Randy’s name to the Batesville Christian Church.  Meyers Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences www.meyersfuneralhomes.comlast_img read more