First coronavirus case detected in Ecuador Amazon tribe

first_imgThe first case of the novel coronavirus has been detected in one of Ecuador’s indigenous Amazon tribes, the health ministry said Sunday.Waorani organizations — speaking through the GO Alliance for Human Rights in Ecuador (DDHH) — warned COVID-19’s spread could be “catastrophic and highly lethal” for their community, which is vulnerable to diseases.The first case reported in the Waorani tribe is a “pregnant woman, 17 years old, who began to show symptoms on May 4,” the ministry said in a statement. Topics : It has reported some 33,000 cases and more than 2,700 deaths.center_img She was taken to a hospital in the capital Quito and placed in isolation, the statement said, without giving further details.The federal government — in coordination with indigenous leaders — checked on 40 people that the woman had come into contact within the Miwaguno community, which has 140 inhabitants.”Seventeen citizens with a history of respiratory systems were found. To date, six of them have symptoms, so 20 rapid tests and a total of seven nasopharyngeal swabs were performed,” the health ministry said, without releasing the test results.Ecuador, one of the hardest-hit countries in Latin America, is now in its second month of lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus.last_img read more

Akpeyi’s South African club gets new coach

first_imgRelatedPosts Akwa Ibom indigenes in South Africa worry over high unemployment in state 11 Nigerians die of COVID-19 in South Africa — Union Akpeyi ruled out of season Gavin Hunt has been appointed the new coach of Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi’s Keizer Chiefs of South Africa.Hunt will take over from Ernst Middendorp after the German was shown the door earlier in the month. The club parted ways with German mentor Middendorp earlier in the month, along with assistant coach Shaun Bartlett.Having been heavily linked with the former Hellenic defender – who led Supersport United to a hat-trick of league titles before guiding Wits to their maiden crown – the Soweto giants have announced their new man at the helm.Hunt beat several reported targets to the post, including former Chiefs mentor Stuart Baxter, Bafana legend Benni McCarthy and ex-Botswana national coach Adel Amrouche.“We looked at our situation and our needs before deciding on Gavin,” confirmed Chiefs chairman Kaizer Motaung.“He brings with him an abundance of experience, having coached about fives teams in the Premiership. There is success wherever he has coached. “Given that the COVID-19 epidemic has forced us to finish the season in the bio-bubble and that the squad will only rest for two weeks before the players return for pre-season, we needed a coach who understands the local market and conditions. We believe that with Hunt we have brought in a person with the right experience and energy to do just that.”The 56-year-old becomes the fourth man in charge of Kaizer Chiefs since they last hoisted a piece of silverware aloft.Baxter was the last man to deliver the goods for Amakhosi, who were crowned 2014/15 PSL champions.Tags: Daniel AkpeyiErnst MiddendorpGavin HuntKeizer ChiefsSouth Africalast_img read more

Long transition, Souness warns LVG

first_img “If Van Gaal is determined to persist with a back three, this is going to be a long and painful transition for United,” the former Liverpool, Rangers, Blackburn and Southampton boss wrote in his Sunday Times column. “The team may take until November to settle down. You ain’t going to win the league if you take that long and you might not make the Champions League places either. “United have already dropped seven points from a possible nine. If you continue with three at the back and the results are not improving players will not be slow in turning round and pointing their fingers at the coach, saying, ‘It’s not that I am not playing well, it’s the system’.” Souness went on to say that he does not think the system, which Van Gaal employed so successfully for Holland during the World Cup in Brazil, will bring out the best in British record signing Angel di Maria, a £59.7million recruit from Real Madrid last month. The Scot added: “Angel di Maria is too much of a winger to play as a wing-back, so he could play one position inside the widest man in a 3-5-2. “If you play with a back four you can play him wide, as Argentina did when he made three goals and scored the other in their 4-2 win over Germany in midweek. I don’t read much into international friendlies but that performance showed his talent.” United have the chance to record their first Premier League victory of the season next Sunday when they face QPR at Old Trafford. Van Gaal is still waiting for his first Barclays Premier League win as Red Devils boss, having lost the opener against Swansea and then been held to draws by Sunderland and Burnley. Their stuttering start to the season, which also includes a 4-0 Capital One Cup defeat to MK Dons, has prompted criticism of Van Gaal’s preference to play with three at the back, and Souness is not sure the formation will work for United given the players at the Dutchman’s disposal. Graeme Souness believes it could take some time for Louis van Gaal’s 3-5-2 formation to work at Manchester United.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Cricket News Stat attack – India break the New Zealand T20I jinx, Rohit Sharma a freak in shortest format

first_img2 – Number of sixes needed by Rohit to become the leading six-hitter in T20Is. Guptill and Gayle have hit 103 sixes in this format.1 – Number of wins for India in T20Is in New Zealand. In 2009, they lost both the games while they suffered a big loss in Wellington.0 – Number of series wins by India in New Zealand. They lost the 2009 series 0-2.2288 – Number of runs for Rohit in T20Is, the most by any player. He overtook Guptill’s tally of 2272 runs in this format in the Auckland game.8 – Number of Twenty20 International games played in Seddon Park, Hamilton which is the venue for the next match. New Zealand have won six and lost two games, one to South Africa by eight wickets and one to England by two runs. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. India won a T20I in New Zealand for the first time.Rohit Sharma is the leading run-getter in T20Is.Rohit Sharma hit 100 sixes in T20Is. New Delhi: The Indian cricket team stayed alive in the three-match Twenty20 International series with a magnificent seven-wicket win in the Auckland clash against New Zealand. After a poor game in Wellington where they were outplayed in all departments, Rohit Sharma’s side bounced back in grand style with a clinical performance across all departments. The Indian team was boosted by the efforts of Rohit, who led from the front and smashed a magnificent fifty to boost India. Aided by Rishabh Pant’s aggressive 40, India sealed the deal in Eden Park and heading into the final game in Seddon Park, Hamilton, both sides have a chance of winning the series.In the Auckland clash, the Indian cricket team finally broke a 10-year jinx in New Zealand while Rohit reaffirmed himself as one of the best players in the Twenty20 International format. In the Auckland game, the team broke a couple of records. Here is a list16 – Number of fifties for Rohit Sharma in the Twenty20 International format, which is the second-most by any player in the format. Virat Kohli has 19 fifties.20 – Number of 50+ scores by Rohit in T20Is, which is the most by any player. The Indian skipper has overtaken Virat Kohli in this aspect as well.102 – Number of sixes by Rohit Sharma in T20Is. The right-hander is the third player after Martin Guptill and Chris Gayle to hit a century of sixes in this format. highlightslast_img read more