Mexico tops 10,000 COVID-19 deaths: Government

first_imgHowever, Mexico’s death rate compared to cases is much higher.It recorded almost 2,800 new cases on Monday taking its total over 93,000.”Today we began production activities related to the automotive industry, mining and the construction industry,” President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said earlier on Monday. “We have to move towards the new normal because it’s necessary for our national economy, our people’s wellbeing; we need to, little by little, return production, economic, social and cultural activity to normal.” Mexico’s tally of confirmed COVID-19 deaths passed 10,000 on Monday, the health secretary said, following an increase of 237 on the previous day.News of the updated toll — now 10,167 — came as Mexico announced it was gradually reopening its economy by reactivating its automotive, mining and construction sectors.Mexico is second only to Brazil in Latin America for COVID-19 deaths, although the South American giant has had close to three times as many. Topics :center_img Mexico shut down all but necessary economic activity on March 23, after Lopez Obrador had come under intense criticism and bucked the regional trend by resisting calls to impose a lockdown much earlier.On a visit to Quintana Roo state, where the popular Cancun seaside resort is located, Lopez Obrador also said tourism activity would be reopened from next week.last_img read more

Antique all set for 2-day medical mission

first_imgSAN JOSE, Antique – All is set for thetwo-day medical mission at the Angel Salazar Memorial General Hospital (ASMGH)here slated Jan. 30 to 31. The Angel Salazar Memorial General Hospital in San Jose, Antique is ready for a two-day medical mission slated Jan. 30 to 31. PNA/ANNABEL CONSUELO PETINGLAY He said on the eve of the medicalmission, three doctors from the JRRMMC have arrived in the province to attendto the patients. Provincial information officer GalileoMagbanua on Wednesday said 12 patients would undergo major surgery while 28others are set for minor surgery. “Patients who will undergo majorsurgery have been admitted at the ASMGH already for their necessarypre-operation procedures,” Magbanua added. The “One-Time, Big-Time” medicalmission will be conducted by the joint medical team from the Jose R. ReyesMemorial Medical Center (JRRMMC) and the ASMGH. Aside from those who would undergomajor and minor surgeries, 11 other patients will undergo cataract operationwhile 70 others need dental assistance.center_img “The dental patients will also begiven their needed dentures for free,” Magbanua said. Around 10 to 20 doctors from theJRRMMC were expected to arrive for this “One-Time, Big-Time” medical missionfor sick and indigent Antiqueños. “The three advance party doctors arespecializing in pediatrics, pathology and radiology,” Magbanua added. The free medical mission was organizedby Gov. Rhodora Cadiao and Lone District Rep. Loren Legarda.   Cadiao said through this medicalmission, Antiqueños who could not normally afford to pay for their medicalbills could avail of the services of specialists for free.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

Wellington Police Department receives S.A.F.E. award

first_imgWellington S.A.F.E. students.Click on picture for larger view of students.by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — Seat belts save lives, and Wellington High School Resource Officer James Yunker and 62 Wellington High School students have been actively relaying this message as part of the “Seat belts Are For Everyone” program. The Wellington Police Department recently received an award at the S.A.F.E. conference in Topeka, for being the best law enforcement agency for a small agency in the state of Kansas.“Wellington is the only school actively participating in the program in Sumner County,” Yunker said.The S.A.F.E. program is offered to Kansas school districts as part of an educational program through the Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office.“The program starts at the beginning of the school year,” Yunker said. “The members of S.A.F.E., who are also S.A.D.D. members, do a pre-survey of who is wearing seat belts at the high school.”Students go out to the high school parking lot 30 minutes before school for two days and count how many people don’t have seat belts on, and the numbers are sent to the state, which gives them a baseline for where Wellington is. Every month, the students put on educational assemblies at the high school, and do various other things, such as students visiting classrooms and reading seat belt statistics, including crash related ones, which are also announced over the intercom. They also host a safety day during the school year.“The educational part of it is that there are different things throughout the year, and the students can get creative with their ideas,” Yunker said.Students involved in S.A.F.E. also hand out pledge cards during lunch time for two weeks, and other students have the opportunity to pledge to wear a seat belt. Drawings are held everyday for these two weeks, with prizes of $25 gas cards and a mini iPad given.“At mid-term, we conduct another survey to see if the numbers have improved,” Yunker said.An enforcement period is also held, where Yunker and another local officer assist students in handing out citations for those not wearing seat belts for two weeks. The students are involved in collecting data, and sit with a police officer during this time. All schools in the program participate in the enforcement period, and only schools are targeted.“We just completed the final survey this week, and 94.6% of the school population wears seat belts, and we started out in the high 80 percent,” Yunker said.Yunker said the group has an opportunity throughout the year to send in t-shirt designs to the state and compete with other high schools.“The group does a great job,” Yunker said.A trophy was awarded, and they might be featured in the S.A.F.E. magazine and newsletter.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more