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COVID-19: Nearly 90,000 Indonesians return home after more than 700 infected abroad

first_imgRetno said 567 other crew members would arrive on three more ships, without mentioning the exact date of arrival.There are still other Indonesian citizens who are unable to come home, such as those stranded in India. Most of them are the members of Tablighi Jamaat.“The government is still finding a way to bring them home by coordinating with other countries whose citizens are experiencing similar obstacles, such as Bangladesh, Malaysia and others,” Retno added.India is one of many countries that have imposed strict lockdowns to curb the spread of COVID-19, which has infected more than four million people globally and has caused more than 238,000 deaths.According to the Foreign Ministry, 734 Indonesians abroad had tested positive for COVID-19 as of Monday in at least 33 foreign territories and aboard 20 international cruise liners. About 300 are being treated, while more than 370 have recovered, and 41 have died.“All Indonesian diplomatic missions abroad are consistently coordinating with the respective countries to ensure [citizens abroad] receive good treatment,” Retno said.Read also: Nearly 100 foreigners currently hospitalized for COVID-19 in Indonesia: Foreign MinisterThe government – with support from Indonesian civil society groups and local communities – is helping citizens abroad in need of assistance because of the pandemic.As of Monday, more than 375,000 aid packages had been distributed to affected citizens abroad.“We give our highest appreciation to the Indonesian communities abroad who have been tirelessly helping those in need,” said Retno.The government has guaranteed that the returning citizens will follow the standardized health protocols to ensure they are not carrying the virus.Retno concluded the briefing by urging regional administrations to be actively involved in handling the returning citizens, as collaboration between central and local government was vital to ensure citizens’ protection.Topics : Read also: COVID-19: Indonesians stranded abroad return home amid ‘mudik’ banOther citizens arrived from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Algeria and Egypt, among others.“There will be more from Egypt and Oman in the near future,” Retno said in a press briefing from the COVID-19 task force headquarters in Jakarta on Monday. She added that dozens of citizens from Bangladesh were expected to arrive on Monday.According to the ministry, more than 14,200 Indonesian crew members have arrived in the country through four points of entry: Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali, Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta and Benoa Port in Bali. While many countries are imposing strict lockdown policies, Indonesia has recorded an influx of citizens returning from abroad – nearly 90,000 as of Monday.Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi said 89,595 citizens had been repatriated as of Monday.Of the total, 72,966 citizens arrived from Malaysia. Most of the returnees were those who had been impacted by Malaysia’s movement control order (MCO), which is in place until June 9.last_img read more

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Jack Wilshere explains why Arsenal never won Premier League with Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez

first_imgJack Wilshere explains why Arsenal never won Premier League with Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez Advertisement Coral BarryTuesday 28 Apr 2020 10:01 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8kShares Comment Advertisement Wilshere was part of an excellent Arsenal side (Picture: Getty)‘There were some good players there. Sanchez, world class and a match winner. Ozil, world class.‘I loved playing with him and his ability. But we just never got near it. ‘City were too good, they were buying everyone, United had Sir Alex coming to the end but they were still challenging.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityOzil is the only player still at Arsenal as Sanchez joined United in 2018, while Wilshere was offloaded to West Ham later that year.Arsenal are debating whether to offer Ozil a new deal, with the German earning a reported £350,000 a week at the Emirates.MORE: Arsenal open door for £350k-a-week Mesut Ozil to leave this summerMORE: Roma manager Paulo Fonseca speaks out after Arsenal set price for Henrikh MkhitaryanFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Ozil and Sanchez starred together for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Jack Wilshere believes Manchester United and Manchester City were too strong for Arsenal to win the Premier League title when Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez were at the club.Arsenal fans, including Wilshere, thought the Gunners were poised to challenge for silverware when Sanchez joined Ozil at the club in 2014.But aside from a few FA Cups, Arsenal failed to deliver major silverware during that period.Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveADVERTISEMENTWilshere played with both stars and explained why Arsenal struggled to keep pace with City and United in the league.‘We went through a few years where we didn’t challenge but then we brought in Sanchez and Ozil,’ Wilshere told the Lockdown Tactics.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘All of a sudden we started to feel like we could have a chance here but it never really turned out.‘We always had a point in the season where we’d drop so many points and we’d just be going for the top four.last_img read more

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Falana Wins BOA Lawyers League Back-to-Back

first_imgFor the second year running, Falana & Falana proved bookmakers wrongemerging as champions of the 2017 BOA Lawyers Football Tournament.Lawyers from the law firm of Femi Falana defeated Olisa Agbakoba Legal(OAL) 2-1 in the final played last Sunday in Lagos.Just like last year, scores at regulation time was goalless. None ofthe two teams could end the deadlock even in the extra time, asituation that dragged the game into shoot out to determine thechampion of the 2017 edition.However, fate smiled on Falana as the duo of Tayo Fashesi and AdedotunIsola- Osobu put their kicks behind OAL goalkeeper. Only Dare Owolabiwas able to convert his own kick for OAL’s consolation goal. In thethird place match also played at the Astroturf 2000 venue of thecompetition, Pinhero defeated Templars 2-0 to win the bronze medal.Oghale Enuku scored the brace that handed Pinhero the third place trophy.Followers of the BOA Lawyers League thought the form displayed by OALin the semi-final against Templars was enough to put fears intoFalana.OAL showed their determination to avenge the 2016 defeat in the finalwhen they ruthless dispatched Templars in the first semi-final playedpenultimate weekend. The tournament is held in memory of the latenotable lawyer, Mr. Bankole Olumide Aluko, a founding partner in thelaw firm of Aluko & Oyebode (A&O).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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