20 COVID-19 patients linked to ‘soto Lamongan’ cluster in Yogyakarta

first_imgThe Yogyakarta administration has found at least 20 cases of COVID-19 transmissions associated with a soto Lamongan (Lamongan traditional chicken soup) food stall.“We recently found four new additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 from the soto Lamongan stall cluster,” Yogyakarta Deputy Mayor Heroe Poerwadi told the press on Tuesday as quoted by kompas.com.According to him, the four positive cases came from customers who had dined at the food stall or consumed the meal at home. He further explained that the virus was likely transmitted through touchable items such as plates, drinking glasses and even food wrappers.“COVID-19 protocols in food stalls, restaurants and cafes must also consider the touchable items and utensils,” Heroe said.The administration is still tracing customers and other people possibly linked to the cluster.Heroe added that customers who had tested positive from the soto Lamongan stall cluster came from different parts of the city, including Bantul and Kotagede.  “We are still waiting for reports from other customers,” he concluded.Following the relaxation of large-scale social restrictions in many regions, new COVID-19 clusters have also started to emerge.The South Tangerang administration in Banten has seen new COVID-19 clusters emerging in a school after several staff members and teachers tested positive for COVID-19.  Several industrial zones have also emerged as a COVID-19 cluster with dozens of confirmed cases.Meanwhile, COVID-19 household clusters with families testing positive for the disease were also found in several regions. (trn)Topics :last_img read more

Irish Potato seeds are back in Dominica after a three year halt

first_img Tweet LocalNews Irish Potato seeds are back in Dominica after a three year halt by: – January 5, 2012 Share Share Irish potato. Photo credit: thepomegranateblog.wordpress.comTeam Leader of the South Agricultural Region Austin Bell says that after a three year lapse, local farmers can now take advantage of potato seeds which are now available for sale.Bell said thirty-six (36) acres of potatoes are ready to be cultivated but farmers must take advantage of the initiative from the ministry of agriculture.“Irish potatoes were introduced in the mid 1970’s and farmers in the vegetable belt of the island have cultivated it throughout the years. We did not bring in the seeds for three years because of certain circumstances however the seeds are here. They came in at the eve of Christmas and they have been growing but a bit slowly and we are working with farmers so that they can cultivate the crops,” he explained.According to Bell, potato cultivation involves a lot of labour and inputs but the returns are very good.“It’s a high income crop and it’s a boost for farmers of the rural areas. The ministry is encouraging farmers to come in as soon as possible and purchase the seeds. Potatoes are the highest income earner for this class for vegetables,” he said.Mr. Bell also resures the public that potatoes will not replace banana because it is a seasonal crop.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Sharing is caring! Share 15 Views   no discussionslast_img read more