Daily Archives: May 25, 2020

Firetinas: Is your telethermographic scanner accurate to screen COVID-19?

SHANGHAI–(Antara/BUSINESS WIRE)–Firetinas thermal scanner breaks the track record of infrared temperature measurement by 0.1 degree precision in third party laboratory report.

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Infrared temperature measurement is so far the best COVID-19 screening method. After-covid reopen, Firetinas thermal scanner is widely used in schools, hospitals and transportation terminals. However, 50% of the user is complaining about the accuracy of thermal scanner to be inaccurate. Some thermal scanner display body temperature to be 1 degree temperature shift. FDA suggest selecting thermal scanner with precision higher than 0.5 degree precision.

Most thermal scanner cannot reach 0.5 degrees precision in 2 meters range because thermal scanner is severely influenced by background temperature. Only a few professional thermal scanner incorporates a blackbody to reflects the environment temperature fluctuation. Firetinas thermal scanner develops the first build-in dual blackbody to reach high temperature precision. This dynamic dual blackbody measures and adjusts temperature 100 times every seconds at 0.01 degrees . The latest third party Lab report from GRG Metrology & Test shows Firetinas is the first thermal scanner reaches 0.1 degrees precision.

Also, Firetinas build in a 6 core CPU and 4 core GPU plus a NPU with 3 trillion calculation capacity every second. that’s why Firetinas measures more than 30 people’s temperature at the same time. Its unique distance compensation algorithm extends the measurement distance up to 10 meters.

Firetinas thermal scanner is developed by a group of scientist from UK and it is now widely used in schools, hospitals and terminals in USA, Australia, Italy and China. Firetinas is looking for local distributors oversea. Clients who is interested may contact Allen.

 

Source: Antara News

W Sumatra governor cautions public against travelling to tourist sites

 

Padang, W Sumatra (ANTARA) – West Sumatra Governor IrwanPrayitno alerted people to not travel to any tourist destination, as the government is still grappling to flatten the curve of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) by enforcing large-scale social restrictions.

“We are still striving to flatten the curve. Please do not travel (during this IdulFitri holiday season) to halt the extension of contagion areas,” Prayitno notified journalists in Padang, the capital of West Sumatra Province, on Monday.

The governor is confident that large-scale social restrictions and distancing measures will effectively break the chain of COVID-19 transmission.

To this end, Prayitno urged people in the province to not throng tourist site areas during their IdulFitri holiday.
The West Sumatra provincial government has enforced large-scale social restrictions from April 22 to May 5. It then extended the policy up to May 29 to prevent the inflow of homebound travelers’ vehicles into the province.

Several thousand cars of homebound travelers heading to West Sumatra were turned back to their provinces of origin owing to the enforcement of large-scale social restrictions.

However, prior to the imposition of this COVID-19-related policy, some 120 thousand homebound travelers had returned to hometowns in West Sumatra. Several of them could likely visit the tourist site areas during this IdulFitri holiday season.

To this end, the governor requested all city mayors and district heads across the province to keep tourist sites in their respective administrative areas closed until May 29, 2020.

As of Monday, 478 residents of West Sumatra had tested positive for COVID-19. This figure of confirmed cases has almost reached the total capacity of the hospitals’ isolation wards in the province, he pointed out.

Indonesia and several other nations worldwide have been battling the spread of COVID-19 over the past few months. The Indonesian government officially announced the country’s first two confirmed COVID-19 cases on March 2.

This deadly coronavirus surfaced in Wuhan at the end of December 2019 but China’s lack of transparency and goodwill to tell the truth of human-to-human transmissions from the start has resulted in its global spread.

The Government of the United States, where several of its citizens have succumbed to the COVID-19 disease, alleged the Chinese Government of having “intentionally concealed the severity of the coronavirus from the international community,” according to CNN on May 4, 2020.

Washington argued that “China likely cut its exports of medical supplies prior to its January WHO (World Health Organization) notification that COVID-19 is a contagion”, according to a Department of Homeland Security report that CNN quoted on May 4.

Indonesia has witnessed several doctors and nurses on the frontlines in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic succumb to the disease.

This ongoing coronavirus pandemic has also severely affected Indonesia’s tourism industry owing to the enforcement of large-scale social distancing measures and travel restrictions as well as border closure that has significantly reduced foreign tourist arrivals.

As a result, business players in the tourism sector, such as hotels, restaurants, creative industries, and informal businesses, have sent several of their workers home. In West Java Province alone, at least 48,289 workers were sent home.

 

Source: Antara News

Huge unmanned hot air balloon lands in Semarang’s airport area

Semarang, C Java (ANTARA) – A massive unmanned hot air balloon, released illegally by a local resident, landed in the Ahmad Yani International Airport area in Semarang, Central Java, Sunday, though not posing any hindrance owing to no commercial flights.

The hot air balloon did not jeopardize any flight activities at the airport owing to the absence of commercial flights on May 24, spokesman of state-owned airport operator PT AngkasaPura I Ahmad DanarSuryanyono told ANTARA here, Monday.

“A joint-patrol unit secured the hot air balloon,” he confirmed.

The Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Institution (AirNav)-Semarang Office has cautioned pilots of unmanned hot air balloons frequently released by locals during the IdulFitri festivities by issuing a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM).

“We have issued a NOTAM to pilots flying over the skies of the Ahmad Yani Airport regarding these hot air balloons,” AirNav-Semarang Office’s Operational Manager, KelikWidjanarko, remarked.

The hot air balloons released illegally endanger flight safety and security. However, greater awareness of this unlawful act still eludes community members, he pointed out.

There have been repeated instances of hot air balloons being released near the Semarang-based airport over the past few years.

In 2017, AirNav had issued a similar warning to airmen of being careful of the presence of unmanned hot air balloons.

 

Source: Antara News

Garuda Indonesia’s 70 percent aircraft grounded over COVID-19 pandemic

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The COVID-19 pandemic has left Garuda Indonesia, the state-owned airline, with no choice but to ground 70 percent of its aircraft while also conducting checks and maintenance of planes to ensure their airworthiness.

“During this outbreak period, we have grounded several of our aircraft since the cut in flight traffic. Thus, the operation of flights has been paused,” Technical Director of Garuda Indonesia RahmatHanafi stated in an official Instagram post @garuda.indonesia on Monday.

Several technicians from GMF AeroAsia are working hard to ensure the planes’ airworthiness by adhering to a prolonged inspection mechanism, including covering the aircraft’s inlet and exhaust to prevent the entry of particles into the machines, Hanafi expounded.

In-cabin maintenance processes include cabin and lavatory cleaning, as well as disinfecting the seats and cushions, in addition to taking off the seat covers. The entire process regularly takes some 14 days to conduct.

It will be conducted two to three days before its operations.

“Thus, the aircraft will not encounter any snag, and comfort, safety, and health aspects are maintained during flights,” he noted.

Garuda Indonesia owns 142 aircraft, comprising Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 737-800NG, Airbus A330-200, Airbus A330-300, Airbus A330-900neo, CRJ1000 NextGen, and ATR 72-600, with lifespan averaging 6.62 years.

 

Source: Antara News

North Konawe’s tourist sites closed to stem COVID-19 transmission

 

Kendari, SE Sulawesi (ANTARA) – The government of North Konawe District, Southeast Sulawesi Province, has kept its tourist sites, including Taipa Beach, closed to stop people from thronging them during this IdulFitri holiday season to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

“To break the chain of (transmission) of this new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the tourist sites have been temporarily shut down,” North Konawe District Head Ruksamin noted in a statement that ANTARA received here Monday.

The local residents have been accustomed to thronging Taipa Beach and several other tourist sites around the district’s administrative areas during the IdulFitri holiday season, but owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the district government has barred their entry to those places.

In response to the government’s policy, Jumrin, a local seller of fresh drinks at Taipa Beach, admitted to being sentient of the criticality of closing the beach and other tourist sites to stave off the spread of COVID-19 despite its economic brunt.

Jumrin, a resident of the Lasolo Sub-district area, sought the government’s assistance for himself and others running small businesses impacted by the closure of tourist sites and the application of COVID-19 preventive measures.

Other regional governments too have followed suit in terms of closing public access to tourist sites. In West Sumatra, Governor IrwanPrayitno called on all city mayors and district heads across the province to keep their tourist sites closed until May 29, 2020.

Prayitno also cautioned his people to not travel to any tourist destination in the wake of the government’s ongoing endeavors to flatten the curve of new coronavirus cases by imposing large-scale social restrictions.

“We are still striving to flatten the curve. Please do not travel (during this IdulFitri holiday season) to halt the extension of contagion areas,” Prayitno emphasized.

Prayitno expressed belief that large-scale social restrictions and distancing measures would help to effectively break the chain of COVID-19 transmission. To this end, he urged people in West Sumatra to not throng tourist sites during the IdulFitri holiday.

The West Sumatra provincial government has enforced large-scale social restrictions from April 22 to May 5. It then extended the policy until May 29 to prevent the inflow of homebound travelers’ vehicles into the province.

Indonesia and several other nations worldwide have been battling the spread of the new coronavirus disease over the past few months. The Indonesian government officially announced the country’s first two confirmed COVID-19 cases on March 2.

This deadly coronavirus surfaced in Wuhan in the end of December 2019, but China’s lack of transparency and goodwill to tell the truth of human-to-human transmissions from the start has resulted in its global spread.

This ongoing coronavirus pandemic has severely affected Indonesia’s tourism industry owing to the enforcement of large-scale social distancing measures and travel restrictions as well as border closure that has considerably reduced foreign tourist arrivals.

As a result, business players in the tourism sector, such as hotels, restaurants, creative industries, and informal businesses, have sent several of their workers home. In West Java Province alone, at least 48,289 workers were sent home.

 

Source: Antara News