Three Indonesians who attended mass prayer in Malaysia test positive for COVID-19

first_imgThree Indonesian citizens who participated in a mass prayer during 2020 Jhor Qudamak, a mass Islamic gathering, in Malaysia have tested positive for COVID-19.Foreign Ministry acting spokesman Teuku Faizasyah confirmed that three individuals had taken part in the grand tabligh (religious) gathering.“All three have been hospitalized in Malaysia,” Faizasyah said as quoted by on Monday.Malaysia reported 190 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, up from 12 on Friday, with the new cases said to be linked to the gathering. Read also: COVID-19: North Sumatra traces residents who attended virus-stricken religious gathering in Kuala LumpurThe country has traced around 5,000 of the 14,500 Malaysians who attended the event.The Malaysian Health Ministry said it would place the event participants and their closest contacts in quarantine for 14 days.The event was held at the Sri Petaling Jamek Mosque from Feb. 27 to March 1 and was attended by 16,000 people from various countries, Reuters reported.The mass gathering was attended by 700 participants from Indonesia, 200 from the Philippines and 95 from Singapore, Channel News Asia reported. Singapore said it was currently tracking its citizens linked to the event.Meanwhile, in Brunei, at least 38 of the 40 COVID-19 cases in the country have been linked to the event. (syk)Topics :last_img read more

MLB hot stove: Padres have eye on Mike Moustakas if they can’t land Manny Machado, report says

first_imgThe Padres have been looking for a third baseman since sending last year’s starter Christian Villanueva to Japan. While Padres have an eye on Manny Machado, they are also considering Mike Moustakas, who may be a more realistic target. No surprise, Eric Hosmer is said to have highly recommended Moose.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 29, 2019San Diego emerged in the Machado sweepstakes last week, but there does not appear to be a frontrunner for the four-time All-Star at this point.Like the Padres, the Phillies reportedly are looking at Moustakas if they’re unable to land Machado. Related News MLB hot stove: Padres emerge as Manny Machado suitor San Diego tried to acquire Nick Senzel from the Reds in a proposed three-team trade that would have sent Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber to the Reds.The trade never went down, so the Padres continue to try and fill their void at the hot corner.Moustakas is coming off of a year in which he hit .251 with 28 home runs and 95 RBIs for the Brewers and Royals.center_img Free-agent third baseman Mike Moustakas remains unsigned, but he has the interest of several teams.If the Padres lose the Manny Machado sweepstakes, then they will be interested in bringing in Moustakas, according to FanCred Sports, which cites unidentified league sources. MLB hot stove: Mike Moustakas could be Phillies’ contingency plan for Manny Machado, report sayslast_img read more

Eagles lose second QB in two weeks to injury — who is left?

first_imgIf in a pinch, Pederson could put wide receivers Braxton Miller or Greg Ward, both college quarterbacks, under center.Ward starred for Houston from 2013-16 and threw 52 career touchdowns for the Cougars, while Miller was electric in three seasons as the starting quarterback at Ohio State aa he was named Big Ten MVP and Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year twice.However, if Pederson had his way, Kessler will clear concussion protocol in the coming days and return Philly’s quarterback situation to some semblance of order. Antonio Brown denies reports claiming he’d retire without old helmet Clayton Thorson places the pass where it needs to be and Greg Ward handles the rest for a 38-yard score. #PHIvsJAX | #FlyEaglesFly— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 15, 2019Pederson said after the game the team will evaluate Kessler going forward, but as it stands, he has to be nervous about the quarterback column of his depth chart considering he has just one healthy arm behind Carson Wentz, who has his own unfortunate injury history.It’s unclear if the Eagles will address the dwindling depth at the position or if they’ll let Thorson handle the vast majority of snaps the remainder of the preseason as they preserve Wentz. Odell Beckham Jr. injury update: Browns wideout (hip) say’s he’ll be ready Week 1 Philip Rivers: Tom Brady, other elite QBs can’t be judged solely by Super Bowl wins By the end of the Eagles’ preseason game against the Jaguars on Thursday, it’s safe to say Philadelphia head coach Doug Peterson was looking longingly across the field at Nick Foles standing on the opposite sideline.Philly’s backup quarterback situation is in shambles after Cody Kessler suffered a concussion less than three minutes into Thursday’s contest. Last week, Nate Sudfeld broke his wrist against the Titans. 👀 Here is the nasty hit that knocked Eagles quarterback Cody Kessler out of the game @6abc #CodyKessler #Eagles— Jeff Skversky 6abc (@JeffSkversky) August 15, 2019Kessler’s misfortune left Clayton Thorson, the 2019 fifth-round pick from Northwestern, to finish the game. He finished a respectable 16-of-26 passing for 175 yards, one touchdown and an interception in a 24-10 win.“It was fun out there. I played a lot and I got into a rhythm and stayed that way,” Thorson said (via the team’s official website). “The receivers did a great job. It just all came together. It was a great experience out there for me.” Related Newslast_img read more