Indonesians, Malaysians return home via North Sumatra airport

first_imgAs many as 194 Malaysian and Indonesian citizens flew back to their respective homelands on Tuesday via Kualanamu International Airport in Deli Serdang regency, North Sumatra.Sixty nine Indonesians arrived at the airport at around 4 p.m. on a Malaysia Airlines flight.Around 45 minutes later, 125 Malaysians flew home with the same airline, Kualanamu airport spokesperson Mulia Rahman said. Read also: COVID-19: Govt repatriates, isolates more than 500 TKIs from MalaysiaHe added that all recently repatriated citizens would be quarantined in their respective regions to ensure public health and safety.Malaysia Airlines station manager Rahmat Iskandar Dinata said the repatriation of the 125 Malaysians from Sumatra was facilitated by the Malaysian government. “The majority of them are students studying in Medan, Aceh and Padang,” he said.The Indonesian government had previously stated that it had no plans to repatriate Indonesian migrant workers and other citizens living in Malaysia, even though the neighboring Southeast Asian country has imposed a lockdown, effective since March 18, to curb the spread of the virus.The lockdown has reportedly forced thousands of Indonesian workers to voluntarily return home.Unfortunately, not all workers have used legal means to return. Authorities in North Sumatra and Riau Islands recently caught dozens of Indonesian migrant workers attempting to sneak past border authorities while returning from Malaysia. (vny)Topics : The group of Indonesians that returned from Malaysia comprised 13 men, 53 women, two children and a toddler, the majority of whom were migrant workers.Earlier this month, 513 Indonesian domestic workers arrived from Malaysia at same airport.  All returnees were tested for COVID-19 upon arriving at Kualanamu, with all of them testing negative, authorities claimed.”Upon arrival at Kualanamu airport, we checked their body temperatures and sprayed them with disinfectant. They all tested negative for COVID-19,” the head of the Medan Port Health Office, Priagung Adhi Bawono, confirmed separately on Wednesday.last_img read more

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Mid Tipp SHC semis down for decision today

first_imgMeanwhile, there was action in the South Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship last night.Mullinahone defeated Ballingarry 0-17 to 1-12 and it finished Killenaule 2-19 Carrick Swans 1-18. Loughmore-Castleiney and Moycarkey-Borris clash at 2.The meeting of Drom-Inch and Holycross-Ballycahill gets underway at 3.30.Both matches will be played in Boherlahan – there’ll be updates throughout the afternoon on Tipp FM.last_img

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Bashir Hayford to critics: An African man will ask for a Benz when he has a Toyota

first_imgAshantigold head coach Bashir Hayford has replied critics who have constantly bashed him since the beginning of the season.The reigning coach of the year has seen his side’s title defence crumble right before his eyes with a string of insipid performances.The Miners are 13th on the league log, one point and one clear of safety.Vast majority of the players who won the title with the Miners have departed with the former Asante Kotoko having to re-build a new team amidst financial difficulties from management.Despite this predicament, Hayford is not shy to take on his critics asking for forgiveness on their behalf after they carried out stories which he perceives to be lies.Read what Hayford told reporters after their 1-1 draw with Dwarfs. “I am not under pressure. I won the league last season. They said they had not won the league in 19 years and I was tasked to win and I have won so what pressure again? I am not worried at all. A black man never appreciates anything. If he buys a Lexus today, he will wish to get Toyota, if he gets Toyota, he will want to get a Benz. I want to seize this opportunity to pray for all those who carried my news as bushfire in the harmattan. I pray for God’s forgiveness for all of them because you can look at me, I have grey hair, my strength is not even like Augustine Sefa. Sefa has a girlfriend how can I go after her?It is an orchestrated attempt to push me out and those who heard it and pushed it like bushfire, God Bless them. I am not fed up but sometimes I become disappointed. All my mates, Sarpong was my senior, are headmasters, Ministers and DCE’s,” he told Adom FM Sports.Can Ashantigold recover from the poor start to the season? –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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