Garuda disinfects aircraft following report of confirmed coronavirus case on Bali-Shanghai flight

first_imgGaruda Indonesia representatives did not immediately respond to The Jakarta Post’s request for comment on the matter.The Huainan Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Feb. 5 that a patient named Jin who had tested positive for the new coronavirus had flown on Lion Air flight JT2618 from Wuhan to Bali on Jan. 22. The patient stayed on the island for about a week before taking a Garuda Indonesia flight GA858 from Bali to Shanghai on Jan. 28.The center urged passengers of the two flights to impose self-quarantine measures, head to a hospital wearing a mask if they have a fever and avoid public transportation.Read also: Lion Air confirms passenger named ‘Jin’ among 188 on Wuhan-Bali flightThe release did say that Garuda Indonesia cabin crew members who serviced the Bali-Shanghai route were subjected to “routine health check-ups” at the airport’s Port Health Authority (KKP) before and after their duties. “Garuda Indonesia ensured that all passengers on flights to and from China had undergone the profiling and medical check procedures conducted by relevant authorities at the airport,” Tumpal said.Garuda Indonesia has temporarily halted all flights to and from China since Feb. 5, in line with the government’s policy in regards to the outbreak.(ydp)Topics : Besides disinfecting the plane, Tumpal said Garuda would also change the aircraft’s High Efficiency Particulate Arresting (HEPA) air filter, a standard feature installed on every Garuda aircraft to kill viruses and bacteria within the cabin. “Efforts being carried out are in line with [those used to prevent the] coronavirus epidemic in a number of countries. We are doing this as part of our commitment to strengthening anticipatory measures against the virus,” he said.  “[The measures] are part of Garuda’s standard safety and sanitation procedures during an epidemic.”The release did not mention, however, whether the coronavirus patient identified as Jin had indeed boarded the flight, or whether the company would take measures to inform other passengers on the flight that a fellow traveler had tested positive. Read also: Tourist tests positive for coronavirus eight days after return from Bali: Chinese authorities Garuda Indonesia has grounded an aircraft used for flight GA858 following reports that a Chinese national who had tested positive for the new coronavirus was on board on the Bali-Shanghai flight on Jan. 28. Garuda director of operations Tumpal M. Hutapea said in press release on Thursday that the airline would decontaminate the aircraft by spraying disinfectant “to ensure the cleanliness of the flight’s cabin and to sterilize it against bacteria”.The procedure would also be carried out on the plane’s cargo area, he said. last_img read more

Residential development continues to grow with a lift in the number of cranes on the skyline

first_imgCrane numbers are increasing on the Brisbane skyline.RESIDENTIAL development continues to grow with a lift in the number of cranes on the Brisbane skylineAccording to the latest Rider Levett Bucknall crane index, the number of cranes on the skyline highlight the continuing strength of the construction industry.Nationally the index has increased by 5 per cent.This was the highest level of cranes since the group started recording the activity in 2012.The latest report found a total of 685 cranes on projects across Australia with Brisbane and the Gold Coast accounting for 116 of those.It revealed almost all capital cities, with the exception of Canberra and Darwin, had experienced a rise in crane numbers in the past six months.“The residential sector continues to dominate the skylines across Australia with 551 cranes representing 80 per cent of all cranes commissioned on future residential dwellings,’’ according to the report.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoMary Lane Residences is one of the projects which has helped lift Brisbane crane numbers.Brisbane accounted for 12 per cent of the cranes on the national skyline.The report found nationally new projects starting were responsible for another 339 cranesbeing erected since the previous report.“This augers well for a strong pipeline of construction work over the next six to twelvemonths across the country,’’ the report said.In Brisbane crane numbers are up 5 per cent.“The amount of construction work currently being undertaken in Queensland remains positive with residential work still growing although non-residential fell for the year,’’ the report said.There are currently 85 cranes around Brisbane with new cranes installed at Mary Lane in Mary Street and The Wellington in East Brisbane.On the Gold Coast crane numbers were up 4 per cent. to 31.last_img read more

2019 Angels spring training preview: infield

MOVES THEY COULD MAKEManny Machado still hasn’t signed. Although Angels fans have been clamoring for him, and he would certainly fit at third base, the Angels don’t seem to be interested in committing that kind of money, especially with Mike Trout’s extension talks looming. That leaves Mike Moustakas, a Southern California native who was connected to the Angels last winter. If he’s willing to take a discounted one-year deal as spring training approaches, maybe the Angels bite.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros As the Angels head toward the first workout of spring training on Feb. 13, we are providing a breakdown of how they stand with their roster by position groups. Players acquired this winter include the method of their acquisition in parentheses. Today, the infield. (Previously, the rotation and bullpen.)2018 RECAPThe only member of the infield to go from start to finish with his job was shortstop Andrelton Simmons, and he missed 10 days on the disabled list. Beyond that, it was a revolving door. Albert Pujols and Zack Cozart, the projected starters at first and third, both suffered injuries and missed significant time. Second baseman Ian Kinsler was excellent defensively before he was traded in July. Kinsler and Simmons both won Gold Gloves. The injuries and trades cleared the way for rookies David Fletcher, Taylor Ward and José Fernández to see significant action in their rookie seasons. The sum of all those performances led the Angels to finishing well below average offensively at three of the spots. They were 29th in the majors at OPS at first and third, and 23rd at second. Thanks to Simmons, they were 12th at shortstop.HOW IT LOOKS RIGHT NOWSimmons will be the shortstop. After that, nothing is certain. Pujols is penciled in as the primary first baseman, but he’s coming off knee and elbow surgeries. As insurance, the Angels signed Justin Bour (free agent), a left-handed hitter who has hit 83 homers in the last three seasons. One of the most fascinating elements of the entire Angels roster will be watching how Pujols plays and how the team uses him. When the season begins, Shohei Ohtani is not likely to be ready to DH, so Pujols will DH and Bour will play first. Once Ohtani is back, if the Angels have all three players healthy, they’ll have to figure out how to allocate the at-bats. Elsewhere on the infield, Cozart is back after surgery on his non-throwing shoulder, but the Angels are unsure if he will play second or third. Cozart also didn’t hit in the half season he played before he got hurt, so the Angels are counting on improvement or he could lose time to a group of young players. Fletcher, Ward and Luis Rengifo will all come into spring training with a chance to earn an everyday job. Fletcher or Rengifo could play second, and Ward could play third. The Angels also have Tommy LaStella (trade from Cubs), a utilityman who can play first, second and third.THE NEXT LAYERFirst baseman Matt Thaiss and Jared Walsh both could be major league-ready at some point this season, after performing well at Triple-A in 2018. With both Pujols and now Bour ahead of them, they might both be destined to play every day at Triple-A (Walsh also plays outfield and is learning to pitch) until someone gets injured. Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter read more