120 hotels in 9 provinces prepared to house asymptomatic COVID-19 patients

first_imgSouth Kalimantan will have 815 beds in 11 hotels, North Sumatra 184 beds in six hotels and Central Java 173 beds in two hotels.Previously, national COVID-19 task force chief Doni Monardo warned the public about asymptomatic patients, saying that people could be carrying the virus without knowing it and end up transmitting it to their family members and those closest to them.“COVID-19 is dangerous. But, the humans who carry COVID-19 are far more dangerous,” Doni said last month. He added that about 7 percent of COVID-19 patients receiving treatment at the Wisma Atlet COVID-19 emergency hospital in Jakarta said they had rarely or never left home prior to their treatment, Doni said.Doni said that many people were continuing to ignore health protocols, such as maintaining physical distance, wearing a mask and avoiding crowds, as they assumed they were immune to COVID-19 or even doubted that there was a pandemic at all. “We need to realize that discipline is a must at all times. If we are even just a little careless and ignore the health protocols, we will be exposed,” he said. “COVID-19 is real. It is not fabricated and not a conspiracy.” There were no more safe places, he said, adding that the threat of infection was ever-present and that humans would continue to be the intermediaries of the virus. (iwa) In Jakarta, 33 hotels with a total 4,333 beds are spread throughout the city. Central Jakarta has 14 self-isolation hotels, South Jakarta has five, East Jakarta has three, West Jakarta has five and North Jakarta has six.East Java has 16 self-isolation hotels with a total of 2,160 beds and Papua has 20 hotels with total capacity of 1,797 beds.Bali has 1,547 beds in 12 hotels, West Java has 1,169 beds in 12 hotels, and South Sulawesi has 1,156 beds in eight hotels.Read also: Yogyakarta, Malang strike COVID-19 balance The government, in cooperation with the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI), has prepared 120 hotels in nine provinces to accommodate asymptomatic COVID-19 patients.The hotels have a total capacity of 13,334 beds. The self-isolation facilities are provided by the government for people who are unable to quarantine at home because they live in houses that are too small, are shared by many family members or are in close proximity to other houses.Jakarta, East Java and Papua are the three provinces with the biggest self-isolation hotel facilities. 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.Topics : #covid19taskforce #mothermessage #wearmask #avoidcrowd #washyourhand #usesoap #socialdistance #keepyourdistancelast_img read more

Dutch pension fund BpfBouw to expand into local real estate

first_imgBpfBouw, the €40bn pension fund for the Dutch building industry, is planning to increase its investments in Dutch real estate to €6.6bn, having already allocated €500m for new developments. It is also considering investing in property in the care sector, according to its 2013 annual report.Last year, nearly 20% of BpfBouw’s entire portfolio was invested in the Netherlands, and more than half of that was in property.The pension fund expected the extension of its local property holdings would generate stable returns of 3.5%. The scheme said it largely continued to stick with its investment mix of 15.3% real estate, 33.3% equity and 40.5% fixed income.However, the board has decided to set the allocation to private equity, commodities and hedge funds – last year 2.6%, 4.1% and 3.7%, respectively – at 4% each.To reduce its equity risk, it also increased its allocation to low-volatility equity in developed markets from 10% to 25%.BpfBouw started investing in sustainable energy and responsible nature and forestry conservation through ‘green bonds’.The building scheme reported a return on investments of 4.8%.However, this result was halved, following a 3.8% loss on the 66% interest hedge on its liabilities due to rising interest rates, it said.Developed market equity, with a return of 20.4%, was BpfBouw’s best performing investment.By contrast, the scheme incurred a 6.5% loss on emerging market equities.It also lost 1% on its fixed income portfolio, with government bonds, credit and inflation-linked bonds delivering 0.1%, -1.6% and -4.1%, respectively.The scheme’s combined property holdings returned 1.6%, but its stake in global real estate produced 7%, it said.BpfBouw attributed the 16.6% private equity return to the maturing of the portfolio.However, the return on hedge funds did not exceed 0.1%, with Funded Asset Management generating a 3.3% loss.As a consequence, the scheme’s board decided to divest its FAA portfolio gradually.The pension fund said it spent €107 per participant on administration costs last year, adding that asset management and transactions cost 58 and 14 basis points of its asset under management, respectively.BpfBouw has almost 806,000 participants in total, affiliated with 11,620 employers.last_img read more

Vertonghen’s family held at knifepoint during home invasion

first_imgJan Vertonghen’s family were held at knife-point during a terrifying burglary while the Tottenham defender was away with his Premier League club.Advertisement Read Also: Pogba makes coronavirus fund-raising pledge“Nobody was injured. The suspects had left the scene before officers arrived. There have been no arrests and inquiries continue.”The incident comes after Arsenal stars Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac were targeted by armed moped riders while driving through north London earlier this season.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithThe Best Cars Of All TimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True British police said four men wearing balaclavas and armed with knives broke into Vertonghen’s house while the Belgian international’s wife and children were inside.The 32-year-old was in Germany for Tottenham’s Champions League last 16 second leg defeat against Leipzig on Tuesday.Vertonghen was an unused substitute as Tottenham lost 3-0 to crash out of the competition.“We have been supporting Jan and his family through this terribly traumatic time,” a Tottenham spokesperson said.“We encourage anyone who has any information to come forward to help the police with their investigation.”A Police spokesman said: “Police were called to a residential address in NW3 at 7.49pm on 10 March to a report of a burglary.“Officers attended. It was reported four men wearing balaclavas, armed with knives, had forced entry to the property and stolen a number of items before leaving. Loading… last_img read more