IDI warns of new COVID-19 clusters from jobs law protests

first_imgTopics : The death of Floyd on May 25 led to antiracism protests and demonstrations against police brutality throughout the United States and around the world, with protesters calling for racial equality and police reform and gathering in spite of the pandemic.Zubairi raised concerns that a similar situation was happening in Indonesia because of the passage of the Job Creation Law.Read also: Follow health protocols, IDI urges the public as more Indonesian doctors die from COVID-19He was also concerned about the simultaneous elections, which he said could result in new COVID-19 transmission clusters if they weren’t prepared for properly.“The next homework assignment is the regional elections. Hopefully, what has happened in the past makes us smarter,” Zubairi said.He called on the government not to introduce policies that would trigger protests.“If a policy could ignite demonstrations, it is better for it to be delayed,” he said.The passage of the contentious jobs law on Monday ignited waves of protests throughout the country. In some areas, protesters clashed with the police.Many argue that the new law, which the government claims is necessary to improve bureaucratic efficiency and to boost business and investment, will negatively impact the environment and labor conditions in the country.Zubairi called on the public to avoid crowded events to cut chains of transmission.On Wednesday, the Jakarta Police reported reactive rapid test results from 12 vocational high school students who intended to join the rally against the law, tempo.co reported.According to the police, they will be isolated in Wisma Pademangan isolation center in Central Jakarta.The Medan Police said they found three cases out of the 177 protesters who were tested. (iwa) “Not to mention demonstrations that gather thousands of people,” he said, adding that protesters, the police and the military likely ignored health protocols during the protests.Aditya highlighted the difficulties of tracing virus transmission resulting from the demonstrations.Zubairi said the government should have anticipated such a situation to prevent the emergence of new COVID-19 transmission clusters.He cited the death of George Floyd, a black man, at the hands of the police in the United States, which ignited nationwide protests during COVID-19 pandemic.  The Indonesian Medical Association (IDI) has warned of the possibility that new COVID-19 clusters may emerge from demonstrations against the Job Creation Law that have been taking place in many parts of the country.“I’m afraid there will be more patients,” said IDI COVID-19 task force head Zubairi Djoerban on Thursday, as quoted by antaranews.com. Simlarly, Aditya M Biomed, the head of the IDI’s Bandarlampung chapter, said that even without demonstrations, the number of new COVID-19 infections had been overwhelming. He said the IDI had recorded 130 doctors who had fallen victim to the virus.center_img #covid19taskforce #mothermessage #wearmask #keepyourdistance #washyourhand #socialdistance #avoidcrowd #usesoap Editor’s note: This article is part of a public campaign by the COVID-19 task force to raise people’s awareness about the pandemic.last_img read more

Loughmore and Mullinahone claim divisional titles

first_imgThey required extra-time to get the better of Drom-Inch in the final – they won 1-20 to 2-16 in Templetuohy.Mullinahone beat their great rivals Killenaule by a solitary point to claim the South Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship title.A last-gasp point from Eoin Kelly earned them a 2-15 to 1-17 at the Clonmel Sportsfield. Meanwhile, Eire Og Annacarty’s reign as West Tipperary Senior Hurling Champions is over.A 0-23 to 0-14 defeat against Clonoulty-Rossmore in Round 3 of the competition put paid to their hopes of being divisional kingpins again.last_img

‘What sort of example is that for Sturridge?!’ Liverpool fans react as Klopp suffers appendicitis

first_imgJurgen Klopp will miss Liverpool v Sunderland with suspected appendicitis.The German boss fell ill after Friday’s pre-match press conference and the club have since confirmed that he will not be at Anfield this afternoon.And Reds supporters have immediately turned their attention to Daniel Sturridge’s influence.Have a read of the reaction to the news on Klopp below… 1 Jurgen Klopp will miss Liverpool v Sunderland with suspected appendicitis. last_img