Fears of new COVID-19 cluster at North Sumatra University as rector tests positive

first_imgThe rector of the North Sumatra University (USU) in Medan, Runtung Sitepu, along with deputy rector Rosmayati and the university’s board of trustees member Darma Bakti have tested positive for COVID-19, local authorities confirmed on Sunday. “There are three USU executives who tested positive for COVID-19. To contain the spread of the virus, we urge all those who have been in close contact with them within the last 14 days to take a swab test at the USU hospital or other swab test centers located in North Sumatra,” USU hospital director Syah Mirsya Wali said on Sunday.The three confirmed cases in USU have raised concerns of a new COVID-19 cluster in the region as the campus remains open, with computer-based exams (UTBK) as part of the annual state university entrance test (SBMPTN) set to continue until the end of the month with as many as 35,794 participants. USU spokesperson Elvi Sumanti said the matter was “still being coordinated with the executive board,” adding that all campus activities would continue normally.“The rector tested positive, without showing any symptoms, based on the independent swab test that he took,” she told The Jakarta Post. Runtung himself confirmed his health status to the press via phone on Sunday. “I am fine and I don’t feel like I am sick,” he said.He also urged anyone who had been in close contact with him to take a COVID-19 swab test immediately. “I don’t want to cover it [positive COVID-19 result] up, that is why I am asking this matter to be published.”Meanwhile, North Sumatra COVID-19 task force spokesperson Aris Yudhariansyah called on USU to do comprehensive tracing and implement strict health protocols to curb the spread of the virus in one of the biggest and most prestigious universities in the region. According to the official government count, North Sumatra has 2,323 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 123 deaths as of Sunday.(trn)Topics :last_img read more

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Saving Face Skin Spa Asks: “Are You Seeing Spots After Breakouts…

first_imgFacebook41Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saving Face Skin Spa Many times clients come in to Saving Face Skin Spa and they only have a few true breakouts but they tell me that they want me to fix their “acne“.  What I see is “PIH” or Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation. This condition is simply the dark spot or trauma mark left from where a previous breakout occurred. It can take many months for PIH. to go away on it’s own. Sometimes as long as six to nine months. The more inflammation you have within your skin (meaning, the more severe acne problem you have) the longer this will take to go away. Skin tone also plays a factor as well in how long it takes for these spots to go away. When I analyze the skin, I determine how much is PIH and how much is actually current breakout. Many times, the PIH is higher than the actual breakout count. While there are still breakouts occurring, causing these trauma marks, it feels like a cycle with no end. Clients living within this cycle feel overwhelmed, that they have tried everything to fix their acne and nothing works. The fact is, it’s not acne causing their skin problems.  It is discoloration left over from acne. And, it needs to be treated differently than acne.Wendy Christman works together with clients to help correct skin imbalances and create healthy faces.In the meantime, it appears as if you have many more breakouts that what you really have, which could actually lead to someone self treating the wrong product, in turn leading to more breakouts. It is a vicious cycle. Saving Face Skin Spa can help break that cycle.PIH can be lightened by a trained acne specialist using the correct ingredients for the client’s skin type and acne type. This can be done simultaneously with correcting the current acne issue. So, while we are addressing the current breakouts, we can lighten the dark spots at the same time… it’s a win-win.Clients are amazed at how fast it all happens. The quick result is due to utilizing the right products for your skin type and acne type. Plus when clients have their Acne Consultation/Education visit, we review your specific lifestyle and remove triggers contributing to your acne. This takes the client’s dedication and real success is a collaboration of us working together. But, yes it can happen quickly.If you have battled acne or discoloration from acne and are interested in what options are available to you, please visit http://savingfaceskinspa.com/acne-treatments/ or feel free to contact Wendy Christman directly at 360-943-1700.To learn more about Saving Face Skin Spa, owner Wendy Christman and our story, read a this ThurstonTalk article.last_img read more

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