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Virus cases on sharp rise since start of July: AFP tally

first_imgPresident Donald Trump appeared on Saturday for the first time publicly wearing a mask, as more than 66,000 new cases were recorded in the United States, according to the Johns Hopkins University, a new daily record.Latin America and the Caribbean is the region where the disease is surging the most, with more than 76,000 new cases registered on July 11 (compared with just over 70,000 in the United States and Canada, nearly 40,000 in Asia, 17,500 in Africa and 16,000 in Europe).On Friday, the World Health Organization said it was “still” possible to control the situation if “rapid action” was taken to deal with outbreaks.The number of diagnosed cases still reflects only a fraction of the actual number of infections. Some countries test only severe cases, others use them primarily for tracing, and many poor countries have limited testing capacity. The coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 565,000 people out of nearly 13 million registered cases worldwide, has been accelerating sharply since the start of July, according to a count carried out by AFP from official sources.The three biggest daily worldwide increases in new cases were seen on Saturday (more than 230,000), Friday (more than 225,000) and Thursday (nearly 220,000).Since July 1, nearly 2.5 million new cases have been officially declared, a record level since the outbreak was first reported in China in December.  Topics :center_img The number of declared cases worldwide has doubled in just a month and a half.The United States (3,247,782 cases), Brazil (1,839,850), India (849,553), Russia (727,162) and Peru (322,710) account for more than half of the global total.Worldwide, a total of at least 12,736,737 infections, including 565,151 deaths, have been recorded.Europe is the most affected continent in terms of fatalities, with 202,396 out of 3,355,128 cases while the hardest-hit country the United States has registered 134,815 deaths.last_img read more

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Commemorative Rp 75,000 bill in high demand as thousands place orders in one day

first_img“In practical terms, my wife will probably need [the Rp 75,000 bill] the most since she depends a lot on bills when shopping at traditional markets,” he added.The exchange schedule after Sept. 3 is not yet accessible, but citizens wishing to purchase the special bill — issued to commemorate Indonesia’s 75th Independence Day — still have other opportunities since the registration process is opening gradually in two stages.The first stage is from Monday at 3 p.m. until Sept. 30. The places of exchange include the BI headquarters and 45 representative offices in all provinces.The second stage is from Oct. 1 until completion. The exchange will be available at the BI headquarters and representative offices, as well as designated banks. After Bank Indonesia (BI) issued a special commemorative Rp 75,000 (US$5.08) bill on Monday, enthusiastic citizens stormed to the central bank’s website to take their share of the available quota.By Tuesday morning, the appointment slots available at pintar.bi.go.id for the public to exchange their money with the new bill at the BI headquarters in Central Jakarta and BI representative offices across Java were all full up until Sept. 3.“Early this morning I accessed the website to register for the exchange at the Semarang branch office [in Central Java] but the quota was full,” father of two Toni Rendra told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday. Read also: Bank Indonesia releases commemorative Rp 75,000 bill to celebrate 75th Independence DayBI Deputy Governor Rosmaya Hadi said in a press conference on Tuesday that as many as 68,051 citizens had registered for the exchange via the website, which is equivalent to 97 percent of the quota available for the first 10 days of exchange.She said the remaining 3 percent was available at representative offices in the provinces of Papua, West Papua and Gorontalo as well in Sibolga in North Sumatra, Lhoksemauwe in Aceh, Ternate in North Maluku and Mamuju in West Sulawesi.Rosmaya said BI would provide a quota of 300 of the Rp 75,000 bills per day for the BI headquarters and 150 bills per day for each representative office.The central bank, she added, deliberately divided up the exchange schedules with a limited number of bills in each period so that people would not flock to exchange centers amid the coronavirus pandemic.“We have calculated how [the citizens] should exchange [the money]; the schedule, the duration, so we can still follow COVID-19 protocols,” Rosmaya said.She acknowledged the public’s enthusiasm for the commemorative bill since its launch, saying that BI would reevaluate the exchange timelines.BI has set a limit of one bill per citizen. In total, it will release 75 million of the Rp 75,000 bills.Topics :last_img read more

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Dominican Court grants order to serve Thomson Fontaine

first_imgLocalNews Dominican Court grants order to serve Thomson Fontaine by: – January 16, 2012 Share Tweet 30 Views   2 comments Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Dr. Thomson Fontaine. Photo credit: dominicacentral.comJustice Brian Cottle on Thursday granted an order to attorneys representing Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit to serve Dr. Thomson Fontaine with a claim form and statement of claim filed last year outside of Dominica. On 29th December, 2011 the legal team representing Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit filed a claim against Dr. Fontaine for defamation and malicious falsehood on the internet. It was reported by Dr. Fontaine that the Prime Minister had been involved in the sale of Dominican passports in circumstances which the Prime Minister considered to be false. When the claim form was filed, the attorneys representing the Prime Minister communicated with Dr. Fontaine via email requesting that he consents to service via email. That request was never replied to therefore a Court order was sought for service to be effected on him outside of Dominica, more specifically in the United States where he resides. The law requires that there must be personal service of a claim form and there must also be proof of service. The Court ordered on Thursday that “Leave be granted to the Claimant to serve out of jurisdiction the Claim Form and Statement of Claim on the First Defendant [Thomson Fontaine] at the following address: 9615 Kings Grant Road, Laurel MD, 20723 U.S.A or at such other place in the United States of America as he may be found”. The Order further states that “the Defendant is to file and serve an acknowledgment of service within 35 days of service of the Claim Form and the Statement of Claim and a defence within 56 days of service of the Claim Form and Statement of Claim”. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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