Gov. Wolf to Pennsylvania: We Must Stay the Course, We Must Follow the Law

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Gov. Wolf to Pennsylvania: We Must Stay the Course, We Must Follow the Law May 11, 2020center_img Press Release,  Public Health Governor Tom Wolf today reminded Pennsylvanians that the state’s actions to stop the spread of COVID-19 are working and that we must stay the course and follow the law or there will be negative consequences.“Pennsylvanians are fighting for our lives,” Gov. Wolf said. “We have fought this deadly virus in the best way we can, and sacrificed in ways we could never have imagined. It has been a new kind of heroism – in many ways a quiet heroism. These heroic acts deserve to be met not by surrendering, but by staying the course.”The governor reiterated that reopening too soon can cause COVID-19 to spread, for cases and deaths to spike and for closures to be reinstated perhaps for much longer.Reopening decisions are based on the advice of scientists, medical professionals, and the state’s epidemiologists. Factors that inform decisions include case counts, modeling, geographic location, contact tracing and testing capabilities for individual counties, regions, and the state. Each county is considered individually before deciding on placement into the red, yellow or green phases. Yellow counties have a lower risk of virus spread. Red counties have a higher risk of virus spread.“I cannot allow residents in a red county to get sick because their local officials can’t see the invisible risk of the virus in their community,” Wolf said. “So, I must, and I will impose consequences if a county locally lifts restrictions when it has not yet been given the go-ahead by the state.”The governor outlined the following consequences to counties that do not abide by the law to remain closed:Counties will not be eligible for federal stimulus discretionary funds the state receives and intends to provide to counties with populations of fewer than 500,000.Businesses in counties that do not abide by the law will no longer be eligible for business liability insurance and the protections it provides. The Pennsylvania Department of Insurance released details of this earlier today.Restaurants that reopen for dine-in service in counties that have not been authorized to reopen will be at risk of losing their liquor license.County residents receiving unemployment compensation will be able to continue to receive benefits even if their employer reopens. Employees may choose not to return out of concern for personal safety and safety of co-workers.“This is not a time to give up,” Wolf said. “This is a time to rededicate ourselves to the task of beating this virus. I intend to keep fighting, and I believe that the overwhelming majority of my fellow Pennsylvanians intend to keep fighting it too. With that unity, I know we can win.”View this information in Spanish.last_img read more

South Africa need seven wickets for victory on the last day

first_imgPOTCHEFSTROOM, South Africa (Reuters) – South Africa need seven wickets on the last day to secure victory in the first Test and go ahead in the two-match series as Bangladesh struggled on a rain-curtailed fourth day at Senwes Park on Sunday.Morne Morkel snagged two wickets in the first over of Bangladesh’s second innings and they were 49 for three at stumps, still 375 runs shy of an improbable victory.South Africa, who had started the day 54-2, declared their second innings on 247 for six, with captain Faf du Plessis scoring 81 and Temba Bavuma 71.A partnership of 142 between the pair pushed along the scoring rate as South Africa sought to set Bangladesh a large target, but still give themselves enough time to bowl them out on a pitch that has proven lifeless.Two breaks for rain hastened the decision to declare and when Morkel bowled Tamim Iqbal with the fourth ball of the opening over and then had Mominul Haque trapped leg before two balls later, it seemed all was going to plan for the home team.Mominul had consulted with Imrul Kayes about reviewing the decision to give him out but was persuaded not do so, only for television replays to show Morkel’s delivery was headed well down off and that the umpire had made a poor decision.Morkel then removed the middle stump of Mustafizur Rahman with the second ball of his next over only for TV to show he had bowled a no-ball, reinstating the batsman.It means Morkel now holds the world record of 14 test dismissals being overturned because his foot was over the bowling crease. To add to the ignominy, he was later taken to hospital with a side strain that could rule him out of the rest of the series.Imrul was the third wicket to fall as he was caught behind off the spin bowling of Keshav Maharaj for 32. Captain Mustafizur, not out on 16, and Liton Das will resume on the last day with survival uppermost on the visitors’ agenda. SOUTH AFRICA 1st innings 496 for 3 decl (D. Elgar 199, H. Amla 137, A. Markram 97)Bangladesh 1st innings 320 (M. Haque 77, Mahmudullah 66)South Africa 2nd innings (Overnight: 54-2)A. Markram c Das b M. Rahman 15D. Elgar lbw b Sh. Islam 18H. Amla c Das b M. Rahman 28T. Bavuma c Das b M. Haque 71F. du Plessis lbw b M. Haque 81Q. de Kock st Das b M. Haque 8A. Phehlukwayo not out 6K. Maharaj not out 19Extras (nb-1) 1Total (for 6 wickets declared, 56 overs) 247Fall of wickets: 1-30 D. Elgar,2-38 A. Markram,3-70 H. Amla,4-212 F. du Plessis,5-217 T. Bavuma,6-222 Q. de KockDid not bat: K. Rabada, M. Morkel, D. OlivierBowling: Mehidy Hasan 11 – 1 – 69 – 0,Shafiul Islam 13 – 1 – 46 – 1,Mustafizur Rahman 11 – 2 – 30 – 2,Taskin Ahmed 6 – 0 – 29 – 0(nb-1),Sabbir Rahman 5 – 0 – 25 – 0, Mahmudullah 4 – 0 – 21 – 0, Mominul Haque 6 – 0 – 27 – 3.BANGLADESH 2nd innings (Target: 424 runs)Tamim Iqbal b M. Morkel 0Imrul Kayes c de Kock b Maharaj 32Mominul Haque lbw b M. Morkel 0Mushfiqur Rahim not out 16Extras (nb-1) 1Total (for 3 wickets, 15.3 overs) 49Fall of wickets: 1-0 T. Iqbal,2-0 M. Haque,3-49 I. KayesTo bat: Mahmudullah, L. Das, S. Rahman, M. Hasan, T. Ahmed, M. Rahman, S. IslamBowling: M. Morkel 5.2 – 2 – 19 – 2(nb-1), K. Rabada 5 – 1 – 23 – 0,D. Olivier 2.4 – 0 – 5 – 0, K. Maharaj 2.3 – 0 – 2 – 1.last_img read more