Residents celebrate as state turns blue for Biden

November 20, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgThe surprises continue as we anxiously await more election results. Americans across the country stayed up all night waiting for returns from Georgia and Pennsylvania and any chance of a miracle and lo and behold, they followed through. Not one but both states flipped blue in favor of Joe Biden in the early hours of Friday. Georgia’s significant Black voter turnout not only helped flip the state but highlighted the impact movements against racial injustice have had on democracy. Pennsylvania’s moment came after more than 30,000 votes from the Philadelphia area were counted, Daily Kos reported.As a result, Philadelphia residents took to the streets to express their happiness and pride in flipping the state. Across the City of Brotherly Love on Friday morning, people danced and cheered with hope for the future of America. But there’s no need to feel any FOMO (fear of missing out) if you’re not in Philly and can’t partake in the celebrations, because Philly Twitter is having a party of its own.- Advertisement – PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - NOVEMBER 06: People celebrate Joe Biden's lead outside of the Philadelphia Convention Center as the counting of ballots continues in the state on November 06, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Joe Biden took the lead in the vote count in Pennsylvania on Friday morning from President Trump, as mail-in ballots continue to be counted in the battleground state. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) – Advertisement –last_img read more

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