Places of worship to open gradually as ‘new normal’ comes into play: Religious Affairs Minister

first_imgThe government has decided to allow places of worship in COVID-19 “green zones” to reopen as the “new normal” comes into force.Religious Affairs Minister Fachrul Razi explained on Wednesday that the permits to re-open certain worship places would be issued after taking into consideration the areas’ R0 and RT. R0 refers to a virus’ basic reproduction number, while RT refers to R0 at a given time. Both indicators measure how contagious an infectious disease is. An outbreak will eventually peter out in a certain area if it has an R0 below one. On the other hand, the outbreak can grow exponentially if the R0 remains above one. “The permits will be issued by district heads upon consulting with regents. After all, it’s the regents who are fully aware of an area’s R0 and RT,” Fachrul said during a teleconference on Wednesday, adding that the permits would be reviewed monthly. “If COVID-19 transmission in an area increases, the permit to operate places of worship there will be revoked,” the minister said.The government is planning to ease large-scale social restrictions in the near future and embrace the new normal by reopening schools, offices and shopping centers as well as other public places. However, many have questioned the decision as the numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths still continue to rise across the country. Topics :last_img read more

Digicel hosts free olympic photo shoot

first_img Share LocalNews Digicel hosts free olympic photo shoot by: – March 15, 2012 Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Thursday 15th March 2012 – Roseau, Dominica: Digicel continues to excite its customers with the launch of its massive regional campaign inviting customers to be a part of its TV and press advertising alongside Digicel Brand Ambassador and the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt.The campaign, ‘The Run to London’, is a first for Digicel in the region and calls on customers to upload their running images to a specially-designed Facebook application. The chosen photos will be used to form the TV and press ads alongside Digicel Brand Ambassador and the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, and will be shown from June. Judging by the number of images uploaded to the specially-designed Facebook app to date, ‘The Run to London’ campaign has received a remarkable response from Dominica alone.As such, Digicel Dominica is inviting even more customers and fans to get on board. On Wednesday 21st March, Digicel is hosting a free photo shoot at its Digicentre Store on Great George and Marlborough Street from 2pm to have their photos taken in all kinds of running shots. Their photos will then be uploaded on the Digicel Facebook page – giving customers the wonderful opportunity to feature in a Digicel TV and press ad alongside Digicel Brand Ambassador and the World’s fastest man Usain Bolt. In addition, all those who join in the excitement of having their photos taken will instantly receive either free Top-Up or a Digicel-branded prize. Members of the Dominica Olympic committee and ErissonHurtault (who will be joining us live on the phone) are invited to the event. Special interviews will also be carried live by Darwin Telemaque and Leroy ‘Wadix’ Charles on Kairi FM on Wednesday 21st March.The Management and staff of Digicel Dominica, along with its customers, support Usain Bolt and Erisson Hurtault of Dominica on their journey to extraordinary success to the games in London.Press ReleaseDigicel Dominica Share 12 Views no discussionslast_img read more