first_imgBefore he starts cutting hair, Maulanasyah sprays his protective gear and his customers’ hands with sanitizer.He has worn the gear for the past two weeks as part of efforts to cut the risks from the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus that has killed at least 240 people and infected nearly 3,000 in the world’s fourth most populous country.Health workers in Indonesia have paid a high price, with at least 24 doctors dying from the disease, according to the Indonesian Doctors Association. In Jakarta, 130 medical workers have been infected, according to the city government said.Jakarta has ordered businesses and schools to close in a bid to contain the virus and it plans large-scale social restrictions enforced by security personnel. Though Maulanasyah’s salon is outside Jakarta, where many of the cases in the country have been clustered, his income has dwindled from about 500,000 rupiah ($31) a day to 100,000 rupiah ($6.20).Customer Abdul Rahman Fattah said he felt safer having his hair cut this way but conceded that the cumbersome outfit worn by Maulanasyah meant the result may not always be perfect.As another precautionary measure, Maulanasyah allows only four people in the salon and urges everyone to keep their distance.”This is to protect myself because I have a family, my child and wife, therefore I need to ensure my safety at work because I don’t know whether the people who come here are infected or not,” he said. Topics :center_img Indonesian hair stylist Herman Maulanasyah knows that he may look comical in his makeshift protective gear but he sees that as a small price if it helps protect him and his customers from the novel coronavirus.Clad in a plastic sheet held together with tape, a ski mask, a gas mask and latex gloves, Maulanasyah, 40, welcomes customers at his salon in the city of Bogor, south of Jakarta, even as the virus spreads across the country.”Please don’t judge, I’m not making it for fun or to look ridiculous, this is how I show my appreciation to the health workers,” Maulanasyah told Reuters at the salon he has run for 15 years.last_img read more

first_imgIn Switzerland, the Indonesian delegation met with GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance; the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI); and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to discuss equality between countries in the procurement of a hoped-for COVID-19 vaccine.During the visit to Switzerland, Indonesia said it would help ensure equal access to vaccines globally. Retno said Indonesia was able to participate in the provision of a potential future vaccine because state-owned pharmaceutical company Bio Farma had a large production capacity.”A collaboration like this shows Indonesia’s commitment and leadership to support multilateralism and access to vaccines for all,” Retno said.Read also: Bio Farma teams up with CEPI to mass produce COVID-19 vaccine Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi and State-owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir visited the United Kingdom and Switzerland earlier this week to strengthen bilateral and multilateral cooperation on COVID-19 handling and vaccine procurement.“Our trip to the UK and Switzerland adds to our efforts to secure vaccine cooperation, both bilaterally and multilaterally,” Retno said during a virtual conference from Geneva, Switzerland, on Friday.Indonesia met directly with British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, which is testing a COVID-19 candidate vaccine. “We will continue our coordination and communication with [the WHO, UNICEF, GAVI and the CEPI]. Once again, cooperation is key,” she added.Erick echoed Retno’s statement, saying the visit aimed to ensure a future vaccination program in the country and reiterate Indonesia’s global role in health efforts.“It is very important for us to take part in global COVID-19 handling to ensure safety for all Indonesian citizens,” he said in a press statement.Indonesia has been working with China to procure a potential vaccine through pharmaceutical companies Sinovac and Cansino, with the United Arab Emirates through the G42 in collaboration with Sinopharm and with the United Kingdom through AstraZeneca.Vaccine candidates from Sinovac, Cansino, G42 – Sinopharm and AstraZeneca are currently undergoing phase three clinical trials. The clinical trial for the vaccine candidate from Sinovac is being held in Bandung, West Java. (aly/dis)Topics :last_img read more

first_img Published on April 24, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Jacob: | @Jacob_Klinger_ Comments Syracuse is in the bittersweet part of its season.After suffering an upset loss to Louisville on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament, the Orange’s NCAA tournament chances are slim.‘The tough part of it truly was getting on that plane and understanding that we’re getting back to reality, getting back to the snow up at Syracuse, getting back to the books and everything, and the season was pretty much over,’ head coach Luke Jensen said.Since its loss to Louisville, team practices have stopped. The No. 65 Orange (14-6, 6-2 Big East), which limped through the final weeks of the season, is resting up and cramming for exams. Goodbyes are being said to the most successful senior class of the Jensen era. Yet the promise of next season remains with the start of the summer pro circuit just around the corner.‘I think we’re all going to try to change within ourselves what we need to improve on individually and having the team stronger for next season’s play,’ sophomore Maddie Kobelt said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textStill, the heartbreak of an injury-impaired season that will likely end without an NCAA tournament appearance stings a team that dropped crucial late-season matches against unranked opponents Georgetown and Louisville.The Orange walked off the Varsity Courts at the Big East tournament Friday knowing its season was likely over. It did so with only two healthy scholarship athletes.Alessondra Parra played on a broken toe, Emily Harman nursed a bum shoulder and Kobelt suffered through flu-like symptoms. Amanda Rodgers, Komal Safdar and Jimena Wu, a walk-on, were the only healthy players on the squad.‘The girls that did play on the court at Big East and throughout the season with the ins and outs of injuries, they gave it their best effort 100 percent with or without an injury, and that’s all that we can really be proud of,’ Kobelt said.But the Big East loss was also a last stand for two seniors that combined for 231 wins in their SU careers. It’s a senior class Jensen is sad to see go, but one he feels has positioned the program for a brighter future.Harman and Parra will embark on professional careers after graduation. Their careers at Syracuse culminated in a historic season that saw the team knock off three ranked teams. The Orange will likely finish with the highest year-end ranking in Jensen’s six years at the helm.‘Coming off the court, it was a feeling of a little bittersweet, to be honest, but it’s been an amazing four years, and I wouldn’t change a thing,’ Harman said.The experience of going through a season in which an injury bug pestered the team and ultimately brought its season to a close should help a senior-less team in 2013. Next year’s recruiting class features two five-star recruits in Alex Aiello and Brittany Lashway.But for now, the team looks forward to hitting the summer circuit. The Orange will travel to Landisville, Pa., for a United States Tennis Association tournament. Harman and Parra are nursing their respective injuries ahead of their full-time pro careers.The seniors have left their mark on next year’s upperclassmen, setting them up to lead Syracuse into what could be an elite era.‘Captains Harman and Parra have set the standard for what our team standard is, the energy, the intensity, the everyday practices and the purposes of our practices,’ Kobelt said.‘That’s been instilled in myself and in Aleah since we were freshmen. … It’s just our job to carry on that tradition.’jmklinge@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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