“READERS FORUM” AUGUST 9, 2019

first_imgTodays “Readers Poll’ question is: Do you feel that the Area Planning Commission should be reorganized?If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected] We hope that today’s “READERS FORUM” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way.WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND TODAY? Footnote: City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. Personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site.We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language and insults against commenters shall not be tolerated and will be removed from our site.Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer, our media partners or advertise.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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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

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