Sellers in markets, malls, required to wear masks, face shields and gloves in ‘new normal’: Trade Ministry

October 19, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgThe Trade Ministry has issued a circular requiring, sellers at traditional markets, retail stores and shopping malls to wear masks, face shields, and gloves while conducting their activities in the upcoming “new normal”. The circular, which was issued on May 28, also requires buyers to wear masks.The circular further stipulates that both sellers and buyers must be screened for COVID-19 before being allowed to enter public areas.  Anyone with a body temperature above 37.3 degrees Celsius and exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, such as shortness of breath and coughing, will be asked to leave the area to avoid any possible COVID-19 transmission. Read also: Indonesian designers, brands make chic face masks for the fashion-forwardsIn addition, sellers and buyers must maintain a physical distance of at least 1.5 meters from each other.The circular also states that the new regulations will be enforced by “a joint team, comprising regional administration officials and association members.””Every violation [of the new rules] will be firmly addressed and may be sanctioned according to prevailing laws,” the circular said, without elaborating. The protocols in the circular will also be applicable to restaurants and other recreation venues, such as zoos, museums and art galleries.The Trade Ministry circular is the latest in a series of guidelines issued by the government in preparation for the new normal. Last week, the Religious Affairs Ministry issued a similar circular containing guidelines for the reopening of houses of worship. Earlier in May, Health Minister Terawan also issued a ministerial decree containing new health protocols for the reopening of workplaces.Topics :last_img read more

Sovcomflot Orders LNG-Fueled Tanker Trio from Zvezda

September 28, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgRussian shipping major Sovcomflot placed an order for three product carriers that use LNG fuel as their primary fuel in late December.The company said that it ordered the MR vessels from compatriot Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex on December 28, 2018.To feature a deadweight of 51,000 tonnes each, the units would transport petroleum products and gas condensate under long-term time charter agreements with Novatek, one of the largest independent natural gas producers in Russia.SCF said that each tanker would have an ice class of 1B, enabling safe operations in areas with challenging ice conditions, including the Baltic.“The technical specification of the tankers reflects the international regulatory limits on sulphur, nitrogen and greenhouse gas emissions, which will come into effect in 2020,” SCF added.The deal comes on the back of an order for two 114,000 dwt LNG-fueled Aframax crude oil tankers, which Sovcomflot placed with Zvezda in September 2018.last_img read more

Public Security Ministry pleased with “incident free”

January 14, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgFollowing the successful hosting of two state events – the National Flag Raising Ceremony and the Jubilee Float Parade – organised as part of the 50th Independence anniversary celebrations, the Ministry of Public Security said it is pleased that the events were “generally” incident free.In a statement on Friday, the ministry commended the general public and the Guyana Police Force for their display of good citizenship. It was observed that the Police Force, supported by the Guyana Fire Service and the Health Services, coordinated efforts to ensure the general safety and security of the public.According to the ministry, while citizens were in celebratory mode, “our officers were working beyond the call of duty to deliver first-class operational and security support to the major events over the last two days.These efforts included crowd control, traffic management, protection against possible terror threats and general public safety.”“The Ministry wishes to offer special commendation to the traffic ranks who executed a well put together plan to minimize inconveniences to the traveling public. It is heartening to note that we were able to celebrate our Golden Jubilee almost without incident,” the statement detailed.In addition, the ministry said citizens of Guyana and visitors who attended these mega events conducted themselves in a manner that is praiseworthy. Nevertheless, as there are a few more events remaining on the official Jubilee Calendar of events, the ministry calls upon the general public to continue to demonstrate good citizenship and the security forces to continue to demonstrate resolve and dedication.On another note, the Public Security Ministry extended condolences to the relatives of the late Roxanne Mitchell, who died as a result of a vehicular accident while returning home from the flag raising ceremony. “This loss of life is regretted.The Ministry takes this opportunity to call upon the traveling public to obey the rules of the road and take care and caution when traversing our roadways,” the statement read.last_img read more

Women’s Tennis Falls to Cal State Fullerton, 6-1

December 24, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgNext Game: FULLERTON, Calif. – The Drake University women’s tennis team fell to Cal State Fullerton, 6-1, Friday afternoon. Full Schedule Roster Cal State Fullerton 6, Drake 1 Cal State Fullerton (9-3) claimed the doubles points by winning the No. 2 and 3 matches after Drake (6-10) took the No. 1 match. The Titans clinched the match with singles wins in the No. 4, 3, and 5 matches. Carmen Palumbo won the Bulldogs’ only singles match in the No. 2 spot. Preview Drake plays Wichita State and UMKC, March 30 and 31, respectively, in Kansas City, Mo. vs. Wichita State 3/30/2019 – 7 P.M. Singles1. Karla Portalatin (CSUF) def. Liza Petushkova (DU) 6-2,6-12. Carmen Palumbo (DU) def. Genevieve Zeidan (CSUF) 6-4,1-6,11-93. Sarah Nuno (CSUF) def. Daria Walczak (DU) 6-1,6-14. Caisey Lee Emery (CSUF) def. Kenya Williams (DU) 2-1, ret.5. Luxizi Meng (CSUF) def. Kelsey Neville (DU) 6-2,6-16. Jadie Acidera (CSUF) def. Sophia Haleas (DU) 6-4,6-2 Order of Finish: 4,3,5*,1,6,2 Doubles1. Petushkova/Williams (DU) def. Nuno/Portalatin (CSUF) 6-32. Makiba/Emery (CSUF) def. Palumbo/Wolczak (DU) 6-23. Tobrand/Meng (CSUF) def. Neville/Webb (DU) 7-6(4)Order of Finish: 1,2,3 *Clinching point Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more