COVID-19 patients in West Nusa Tenggara break out of isolation, pray at mosques

first_img“Based on his statement, he walked westward passing through the Central Lombok Council building,” said Omdah.He went on to say that SL had stopped at a mosque in Batujai village.“The patient said he performed subuh [dawn prayer] at Wage Mosque and later proceeded toward Panujak village, where he was found by health workers in the morning,” Omdah said.Read also: Outbreak breakout: COVID-19 patient flees isolation ward in JakartaAnother incident occurred in the provincial capital of Mataram, where a COVID-19 patient placed under isolation went out and participated in congregational tarawih (evening Ramadan prayers) at a local mosque.A team from a community health center (Puskesmas) in Taliwang was deployed to conduct contact tracing on the patient, a 57-year-old man identified as S.  “The patient was not at home when we visited him,” Cakranegara district head Erwan said on Thursday as quoted by kompas.com.He added that S was supposed to self-isolate upon returning from Gowa, where he attended an Islamic event last month.S, who had previously tested positive for COVID-19, did not immediately report the test result to health authorities. The patient initially resisted being placed under isolation, but eventually relented.The patient has since been taken to Mataram General Hospital for quarantine, Erwan said.West Nusa Tenggara has recorded 221 confirmed cases and four deaths linked to the disease as of Wednesday. Provincial capital Mataram is the outbreak epicenter in the region, with 77 COVID-19 cases and two deaths due to the disease. (rfa)Topics : “We finally found him in a field near the Lombok International Airport overpass,” an unidentified person recording the video said in the footage.SL recently traveled to Gowa, where more than 8,200 people gathered for an international Islamic event last month, and has since tested positive for COVID-19. Central Lombok Health Agency head Omdah confirmed the authenticity of the video.  Several COVID-19 patients in West Nusa Tenggara with a recent travel history to a tabligh (Islamic mass gathering) in Gowa, South Sulawesi have escaped quarantine, putting others in their vicinity at risk of contracting the disease.A confirmed case in Central Lombok regency, identified as 50-year-old SL, broke out of isolation at a local hospital and walked home.He snuck out of an isolation room at Praya General Hospital on Tuesday evening. His escape attempt was recorded by a hospital CCTV camera, as reported by kompas.com.center_img SL was later found in a field in Penujak village located nearly 10 kilometers from the hospital and taken back to the hospital by local health workers. The video depicting the encounter, as well as CCTV recording of SL’s escape has since circulated on social media.last_img read more

Continue reading

Buehler making a name for himself at professional level

first_imgThe term “kicker” has a negative connotation for most football players.Usually, the kicker is easily identifiable because he is punier than his teammates, looking more like somebody who should be fetching water than competing on the gridiron. Kickers have a reputation for standing around on the sidelines, working harder on their tan line than anything else, while the “real” players sweat through grueling two-a-days.Stand out · Kicker David Buehler, a former Trojan, has made an immediate impact for the Dallas Cowboys with his physicality and size. – Photo courtesy of Sam Rubinroit Former USC and current Dallas Cowboys kicker David Buehler is not like most kickers. Not only is he in good shape for a kicker, but his athletic prowess has put some of football’s most physically imposing position players to shame.Buehler’s performance at the 2009 NFL Combine, where scouts put players through physical tests prior to the NFL Draft, cannot be described as anything less than legendary. At the kickers’ lifting station, Buehler shocked scouts by putting up 25 reps on the bench press at 225 pounds, besting every single cornerback prospect, offensive tackle Michael Oher (a first-round pick and the subject of the movie The Blind Side), and former USC teammate and linebacker Rey Maualuga. He also ran an impressive 4.56 40-yard dash, which was better than the times for former USC teammates and linebackers Brian Cushing and Clay Matthews.“I prepared for [the NFL Combine] like a job interview,” Buehler said after a training camp practice with the Cowboys in Oxnard, Calif. “My body was in the best shape it ever was, and I wanted to go out and show the scouts and NFL teams what I could do.”The Cowboys took notice, and used a fifth-round selection to get Buehler, despite already having a Pro Bowl kicker in Nick Folk.When Buehler signed with the Cowboys, he wanted to prove to his coaches and teammates that he was more than just a kicker. In training camp, he challenged defensive back DeAngelo Smith to a 50-yard dash — and won. This gave Buehler instant credibility with his new teammates.“Is he on steroids?” Cowboys wide receiver Roy Williams asked, laughing.In 2009, his rookie season, the Cowboys’ coaching staff thought enough of Buehler to use him as an athlete on special teams. There Buehler excelled, making three tackles.“I got some respect. Playing special teams last year gave me an opportunity to show my teammates what I can do,” Buehler said. “I challenged DeAngelo to that race last year and beat him, so they know that I am competitive and a fiery guy, so I hope they have a little bit of respect from doing all that stuff.”With Folk still in the fold, the Cowboys primarily had Buehler handle kickoffs last season. His booming leg was an asset for the team. He led the NFL with 29 touchbacks, which forces the opposing team to start the possession on the 20-yard line.This season, Buehler earned the field goal kicker position. He has made 11 of 15 field goal attempts, with a long of 51 yards, and 21 of 22 extra-point attempts.“My confidence is higher than it has ever been,” Buehler said. “I feel like I transitioned night and day from where I was last year.”Off the field, Buehler is a quirky guy. He refuses to step on blue handicap paint, and when he cooks food in the microwave, he always sets the timer with seven as the last digit.“He is a good teammate,” Cowboys running back Felix Jones said. “He can surprise us sometimes. He is a really funny guy to be around.”Buehler almost always has a mischievous grin on his face, a trait that he shares with the late Trojan kicker Mario Danelo, who died in 2007 after falling off a San Pedro cliff.“I am living the dream. Mario Danelo once said it, ‘Living the dream.’ That is how I truly feel,” Buehler said. “He meant a lot to me. He was a good mentor to me, and he taught me a lot about the mental aspect of kicking, and a lot of other things. He was always happy, and always had a smile on his face. He was never down.”While at USC, Buehler started ahead of Joe Houston, the Trojans’ kicker this season.“Joe is a great kicker,” Buehler said. “I have learned a lot from Joe, and we learned a lot from each other … He is one of my good friends, and I enjoy watching him on Saturdays.”As the starting placekicker for the Cowboys, Buehler has focused more on making long field goals than big tackles, but his aggressive mindset is still there.“I have to keep myself poised and calm during games, and I cannot get too fired up,” Buehler said. “I have adopted that kicker’s mentality, but if somebody gets loose, I will be sure to light them up.”last_img read more

Continue reading