GOBCDMX creó servicio de mensajes para identificar casos de coronavirus

Mar 17, 2020

(CDMX). El Gobierno de la Ciudad de México presentó un servicio de mensajes de texto que ayudará a identificar casos de coronavirus.

En conferencia de prensa, autoridades capitalinas en coordinación con la Secretaría de Salud anunciaron que a través de un formulario electrónico por mensaje de texto, los capitalinos podrán corroborar si son o no portadores de Covid-19.

“En coordinación muy cercana con la Secretaría de Salud, la agencia digital junto con Locatel, desarrolló el sistema que llamamos SMS Covid19, que de manera muy importante el Gobierno de la ciudad contrató un servicio de mensajes de texto que sea sin costo para los usuarios de la ciudad”, indicó José Antonio Peña Merino.

La herramienta brindará apoyo a los ciudadanos de manera general, más en casos de personas que hayan salido del país o tenido contacto con personas infectadas.

El sistema funcionará enviando la palabra por sms, “covid19” al número 51515, y de manera automática comenzarán a llegar preguntas para identificar contagio.

“Incluye un primer tamizaje, un primer cuestionario para hacer preguntas básicas de antecedentes y sintomatología, de modo que la Secretaría de Salud tenga la capacidad de identificar y dar seguimiento a casos. Lo único que tienen que hacer es enviar Covid19 al 51515”.

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AMLO pide acercamiento familiar mientras este la cuarentena por Covid-19

Mar 17, 2020

(CDMX). El presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador pidió a las personas que esten haciendo cuarentena desde sus hogares por el coronavirus, dediquen tiempo a sus familias y fortalezcan valores.

Por haberse declarado pandemia mundial por el coronavirus, algunos centros de trabajo tomó medidas para evitar contagios y enviaron a su personal a casa.

“Ahora que está esta situación del coronavirus que nos están recomendando de que nos guardemos, pues sí, pero que al mismo tiempo haya un sano acercamiento con nuestras familias. Que nos acerquemos, que aprovechemos para fortalecer nuestros lazos, nuestra integridad familiar, que nos ayuden a fortalecer valores culturales, morales, espírituales , que se les de tiempo ahora que van a estar estas vacaciones adelantadas, a los niños”.

El primer mandatario exhortó a practicar la fraternidad, la convivencia y aprovechar el tiempo de padres e hijos.

“Que haya más convivencia, que haya más comunicación, que se hable mucho en la familia de que solo siendo buenos podemos ser felices”.

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Qué impacto ha tenido el Covid-19 en la CDMX

Mar 17, 2020

(CDMX). Los casos de coronavirus en México van en ascenso y autoridades han tomado ya algunas medidas para evitar contagios en todo el país.

Se han cancelado eventos masivos, en escuelas tanto públicas, como privadas se han cancelado clases; algunos establecimientos han cerrado, pero el impacto en la Ciudad de México no ha sido igual que en países como España, Italia o Perú.

Tan solo el pasado fin de semana se realizó el Vive Latino 2020, festival musical; restaurantes, plazas comerciales, y el Centro Histórico son lugares que siguen siendo muy concurridos.

No todos los capitalinos han podido cumplir con la cuarentena preventiva, pues con el alza del dólar y la depreciación del peso, muchos tienen que salir a trabajar.

En las calles solo algunas personas usan cubrebocas. Poco personal de hoteles, comercios y demás, en la zona centro, siguen las medidas básicas para no contraer Covid-19.

En la medida que avanza el virus, seguiremos informando el impacto que va causando la ya declarada pandemia mundial.

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Mayor Turner cancels city events through April and announces new public meeting guidelines

Mar 17, 2020
City extends emergency disaster declaration;
Mayor Turner cancels city events through April and announces new public meeting guidelines 
HOUSTON –  In a special called meeting Tuesday morning, Mayor Sylvester Turner and Houston City Council members voted to indefinitely extend the proclamation of a local state of disaster due to a public health disaster for the City of Houston. The measure passed 15-1 with District G Council Member Greg Travis voting against it. The order allows Mayor Turner to make decisions to work with the county, state, and federal officials to contain and mitigate COVID-19 spread and protect members of the public.

“As a city, we must work together. This is a crisis that is going to be with us for several weeks, if not several months,” Mayor Turner said. “It is gravely important for us to take definitive steps to slow the COVID-19 spread. The measures we have put in place will help save lives.”Last week, Mayor Turner signed the disaster declaration, which was in effect for seven days. Mayor Turner also announced Tuesday:All city-produced, sponsored and permitted events are canceled through the end of April.Starting Tuesday, March 24, no proclamation presentations will be made during the city council public sessionThe city of Houston remains open for business. However, employees are encouraged to limit exposure to members of the public and handle business online, if possibleCity of Houston Department Directors have the discretion to allow employees to work from home/telecommute The Houston Public Library will remain closed through the end of March. The HPL suspension includes all public programs and events. However, free online resources and digital services are available 24/7 with a MY Link Library Card at www.houstonlibrary.org, including e-books and e-audiobooks, streaming TV, movie and music services, online classes and tutoring, and databases.On Monday, Mayor Turner ordered all city of Houston bars, nightclubs, and restaurant dining rooms in the city of Houston to close for 15 days.Restaurants may only offer take-out, pick-up, and delivery options for 15 days. However, customers may still go inside a restaurant dining room or at a fast-food establishment,to place a carryout order.The city of Houston expects to begin COVID-19 testing this week. Mayor Turner will announce the testing site procedures and logistics later this week. 
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Statement from the FIFA President

Mar 17, 2020

The world is facing an unprecedented health challenge and clearly a global and collective response is needed. Cooperation, mutual respect and understanding must be the guiding principles for all decision makers to have in mind at this crucial moment in time.  

Particularly in football, finding appropriate and fair solutions at global level is imperative. This requires unity, solidarity and a shared sense of responsibility and we need to think of all those around the world potentially impacted by our decisions.  

With this in mind, FIFA has constantly been discussing with confederations, member associations and other stakeholders from around the world, also bearing in mind that firstly health and secondly sporting solidarity are paramount considerations for the world of football. 

In this respect, FIFA has received the requests from CONMEBOL and UEFA to postpone respectively the 2020 Copa América and the UEFA EURO 2020 to the June/July of 2021 in a slot previously reserved for the FIFA Confederations Cup and now currently reserved for the new FIFA Club World Cup.

it is important at this stage to remember that the main purpose of FIFA’s competitions, including those mentioned above, is to ensure both global football development and worldwide solidarity programmes and that the vast majority of Member Associations around the world depend on FIFA’s solidarity programmes for their activities for both women’s and men’s football to take place. It is therefore essential that their interests, both sporting and economic, are protected as well.

Nevertheless, with the aim of finding balanced solutions for the good of football and to protect the interests of all stakeholders and competition organisers, whether they be national, continental or worldwide, I have called for a Bureau of the Council conference call tomorrow to see how we can progress matters collectively. During this call, I will suggest the following next steps: 

  • to accept the postponements of the CONMEBOL 2020 Copa América and the UEFA EURO 2020 to the June/July of 2021;
  • to decide at a later stage – when there is more clarity on the situation – when to reschedule the new FIFA Club World Cup, later in 2021, in 2022 or in 2023;
  • to discuss with the Chinese FA and the Chinese Government the postponement of the new FIFA Club World Cup from 2021 in order to minimise any negative impact; and
  • to discuss the impact of these changes on the calendar with the confederations, Member Associations and other stakeholders and work on the current International Match Calendar with the objective of finding appropriate solutions for everyone to be proposed as soon as the circumstances allow, hopefully before the end of April.

In the meantime, and thanks to its solid financial situation, FIFA is in a position to propose proactive solidarity measures specifically targeting the corona virus disease crisis.  Concretely, I will therefore also suggest:

  • A direct USD 10 million contribution from FIFA to the World Health Organisation WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund;
  • Discussing the possibility of establishing a Global Football Assistance Fund to help members of the football community affected by this crisis; and
  • Encourage everyone in football to contribute to these efforts.

FIFA will also consult with professional football stakeholders to be able to shortly announce any necessary amendments or temporary dispensations to the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players’ to protect contracts for both players and clubs.

With regard to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, I kindly refer you to the statement of the IOC issued today.

Finally, it goes without saying that FIFA will keep in regular contact with all members of the football community during this difficult period. As I stated yesterday, challenging circumstances offer the opportunity for people to come together, show what they can do in a collective spirit, and emerge stronger and better prepared for the future.  And this is what FIFA is aiming to do here.

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Mayor Turner orders changes to operating procedures for restaurants, bars and clubs

Mar 17, 2020
Mayor Turner announces changes to operating procedures for city of Houston bars, nightclubs and restaurants;
Houston Health Department broadens COVID-19 social distancing guidance for all Houstonians
HOUSTON – Mayor Sylvester Turner joined Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and local health officials Monday afternoon to announce new measures to help contain and mitigate COVID-19.

Mayor Turner and Judge Hidalgo ordered bars and nightclubs to close and food-service establishments to stop in-service dining for 15 days, effective at 8 a.m. on March 17, 2020.

The order does not affect restaurant carry-out, delivery or drive-thru services, third-party delivery services, or grocery stores. The goal is to gain compliance, but violations could result in citations.

“We are making tough decisions in the best interest of the city of Houston,” Mayor Turner said. “We must take deliberative action to protect ourselves and our loved ones, and do everything possible to stop coronavirus from spreading.”
The Houston Health Department also broadened its COVID-19 social distancing guidance for the general public. The department now recommends all Houstonians stay away from groups of 10 or more people where there will be close contact with others.”While most healthy people will recover from COVID-19, older adults and people with weakened immune systems are at increased risk of serious health consequences,” said Dr. David Persse, local health authority for the Houston Health Department. “If everyone avoids large gatherings, we will reduce the likelihood of young, healthy people giving their grandparents or immune-compromised friends a virus from which they may not recover.”Last week, Mayor Turner signed a proclamation declaring a Local State of Disaster Due to a Public Health Emergency to help contain and mitigate COVID-19 spread. As a result of the emergency order, the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo closed and city-sponsored, produced, and permitted events were postponed or canceled through the end of March.City council will meet in emergency session at 9 a.m., Tuesday, March 17 to consider extending the order indefinitely. Mayor Turner and the Houston Health Department continue to encourage employers to allow their employees to work in ways that minimizes close contact with large groups of people. Suggestions include telecommute options, offering scheduling flexibility, and staggering start and end times.”This is not a lock-down,” Mayor Turner said. “Our goal is to flatten the curve and slow the progression of COVID-19 so that it does not overwhelm our health care system.”Most people with COVID-19 will feel like they have a bad cold or the flu. Some people will require hospitalization. People who are at most risk for severe illness are elderly or have other health conditions.While COVID-19 is a new respiratory virus, daily precautions recommended to prevent respiratory illnesses are the same:Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer when you can’t wash your hands.Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and throw the tissue away. If you don’t have a tissue, use the elbow of your sleeve. Don’t use your hands to cover coughs and sneezes.Avoid close contact with people who are sick.Stay home when you are sick and keep children home when they are sick.Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.Get a flu shot. (Although the flu shot does not protect against COVID-19, it is flu season.)Houstonians should visit HoustonEmergency.org for updated information about local risk, routine protective actions, frequently asked questions, communication resources, rumor control, emergency preparedness tips, and more.
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BARRIENTES TWINS AND ZAMORA III WIN IN MEXICO

Mar 17, 2020
BARRIENTES TWINS AND ZAMORA III WIN IN MEXICOPhotos by Kyte Monroe – Pound-4-Pound Boxing
LAS VEGAS, NV (March 16, 2020) – Angel and Chavez Barrientes, as well as their stablemate Demler “DJ” Zamora lll, all won this past Saturday night at the Big Punch Arena in Tijuana, Mexico.
Chavez Barrientes (2-0, 2 KOs) picked up the second win of his professional career knocking out his opponent in the first round.  Chavez, who campaigns at super bantamweight, has won every fight by way of knockout in his career.
“It feels great to get the knockout,” said Chavez Barrientes. “To fight on the same card as my brother, and for both of us to get knockout wins, was awesome.  I am going to stay active and look to fight again soon.”
Super bantamweight Angel Barrientes (2-0, 2 KO) won via a third-round knockout after dropping his opponent once in the first round, and again in the second.  His opponent’s corner threw in the towel in round three after taking to much punishment. 
“I am really happy with the performance, my opponent was tough,” said Barrientes, the 17-year-old boxing prospect. “I am confident in my ability and I know when I make my USA debut it will be special. I’m hoping to fight in America in my next fight.”
Also featured on the card, super featherweight DJ Zamora lll (3-0, 2 KOs) won a four-round unanimous decision. Zamora dominated the fight for the entire four rounds.
“It was a great fight to get me to where I need to go,” said the 16-year-old Las Vegas standout. “I am improving with each fight and this was a fight that will make me better.”
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Mayor Turner joins Gallery Furniture’s Mattress Mack to assist vulnerable communities

Mar 17, 2020
HOUSTON – Mayor Sylvester Turner joined Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale and U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee today to announce a donation drive to assist Houston’s most vulnerable populations during the city’s response to COVID-19.Mattress Mack is asking people to drop off non-perishable items like soup, protein bars, packages of tuna, and new toiletries such as soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, toilet paper, baby wipes, and diapers. 
Volunteers will deliver the collected items to housebound seniors and families with young children whose schools have temporarily closed. “We are looking forward to helping the vulnerable citizens of Houston as we pull together in the city of Houston,” said McIngvale. “We also are seeking volunteers to drop off donated items at the seniors’ front doors, so they do not have to fight traffic and crowds at local grocery stores.”

People who need supplies or wish to donate should call 713-694-5570 or drop off non-perishable items at Gallery Furniture’s three locations. More information is available on the company’s COVID-19 information web page. Mattress Mack also plans to partner with Ronnie Killen of KILLEN’S BBQ to prepare and make available “grab and go” meals. “Time and again when we face major challenges, Mattress Mack has stepped up,” Mayor Turner said. “While some people are bum-rushing stores and buying everything in sight, this is a way to help our seniors. We do not want to forget about them.” “This is a phenomenon and a time in our lives that could get worse before it gets better,” said U.S. Representative Jackson Lee. “The seniors are the most at-risk population. I am delighted Mattress Mack is creating this opportunity for people to help each other.”During the donation drive and supply drop-offs, volunteers will be encouraged to help contain and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Everyone will be required to practice social distancing, wash their hands, and avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth. If someone is sick, they should not come to any of the donation sites. “Houstonians are generous, and we are going to work together to ease the stress of seniors and families with children,” Mayor Turner said. The donation drive is another example we are setting for the world and a reminder that we are #HoustonStrong.”

Houstonians may visit HoustonEmergency.org for updated information about local risk, routine protective actions, frequently asked questions, communication resources, rumor control, emergency preparedness tips and more.
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