BNPB promises better facilities for quarantined World Dream crew members

first_imgThe National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has promised that the 188 Indonesians quarantined on Sebaru Island in Thousand Islands regency, Jakarta, will be housed in better facilities than the Wuhan evacuees that were quarantined in Natuna regency, Riau Islands earlier this year. The 188 Indonesians are crew members of the World Dream cruise ship, which suspended its operations after docking in Hong Kong and spent days in quarantine at the Kai Tak Cruise terminal earlier this month. Three Chinese nationals, who had been aboard the ship between Jan. 19 and 24, tested positive for the virus.Rustian, the BNPB’s director of logistics and equipment, said the uninhabited Sebaru Island already had the necessary infrastructure as it was once used as a rehabilitation center for drug users. The crew members will live in the rehabilitation building, which has been prepared to act as an observation center. “There are decent bedrooms, all necessary facilities and is generally much better than Natuna,” Rustian said in a statement on Wednesday.Rustian said the building had the capacity to board 200 people, adding that the government has deployed more than 760 personnel from the Indonesian Military (TNI), BNPB and Health Ministry to oversee the quarantine.Aerial photo of Sebaru Kecil Island in the Thousand Islands, Jakarta, Monday (2/26/2020). The island will be the site of observation for 188 WNI ABK World Dream. (Antara/Akbar Nugroho Gumay)“[The personnel] have prepare medical, sanitation, and public kitchen equipment to host the crew members,” Rustian said.The crew members had been picked up naval hospital ship Dr. Soeharso on Wednesday before being dropped off on Sebaru Island.The quarantine will last for 14 days under the care of Health Ministry in accordance with World Health Organization (WHO) protocol. (gis)Topics :last_img read more

Haley wins at Daytona after teammates crash on final lap

first_img Associated Press Television News FOLLOW US LIVE TV COMMENT WATCH US LIVE Justin Haley won the Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway on Friday night after his teammates wrecked on the final lap.AJ Allmendinger was leading when Kaulig Racing teammate Ross Chastain tried to make a move on the inside. Chastain made contact with Allmendinger, turning him sideways and collecting both. Austin Cindric also was involved.Haley slipped through and took the checkered flag.“I hope we get some good ratings on that one,” Chastain said. “It’s terrible to run into your teammate like that. It must be my fault.”No doubt, and Chastain quickly realized that while watching a replay.“I hate it, man,” said Chastain, who is trying to get a full-time ride in the premier Cup Series. “It’s not going to help me moving forward. Coming to the checkered, what am I supposed to do? Finish second?”It was Haley’s second win of the season, both at superspeedways. He also picked up a victory in the Cup Series at Daytona last year, claiming a rain-shortened event.The Kaulig cars looked like the ones to beat over the final two stages. The only question was which one would end up in victory lane.It looked to be Allmendinger or Chastain over the final 20 laps, with Chastain fending off every challenge from Cindric and Chase Briscoe — the series’ top two cars all season.In the end, it was Haley — another shocker for him.Image credits: AP center_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By Last Updated: 29th August, 2020 07:52 IST Haley Wins At Daytona After Teammates Crash On Final Lap Justin Haley won the Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway on Friday night after his teammates wrecked on the final lap First Published: 29th August, 2020 07:52 ISTlast_img read more