Foreigners, migration to blame for coronavirus spread: Hungary PM

first_imgSo far, Hungary has confirmed 19 cases of infections, nine of them Iranians (mostly university scholarship-holders), one British national, and the rest Hungarians.”It’s no coincidence that the virus first showed up among Iranians,” he said.”We cannot separate the tens of thousands of foreign students (in Hungary) from the Hungarian students, that’s why we thought it best to stop all visits to those institutions,” he said. In Hungarian-language messages posted on its Facebook page the government has warned Iranians of detention and deportation if they don’t cooperate with disease control authorities. Hungary’s nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Friday that foreigners and migration are to blame for the appearance and spread of coronavirus in Hungary. Asked during a radio interview why Hungary has closed its universities but not schools in response to the virus outbreak, Orban said it was because “there are lots of foreigners there”.”Our experience is that primarily foreigners brought in the disease, and that it is spreading among foreigners,” he said. Last week after the first infections were confirmed — two Iranian students — Budapest suspended the issuing of visas to Iranian citizens.Earlier March Hungary barred the doors indefinitely to its border camps for asylum-seekers as it said refugees and migrants arriving there may have been in virus hotspot Iran.Government officials and pro-Orban media have also drawn a link between the virus outbreak and migration.”We are fighting a two-front war, one front is called migration, and the other one belongs to the coronavirus, there is a logical connection between the two, as both spread with movement,” Orban said Friday.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Governor Wolf Joins Health Professionals, Advocates to Denounce Senate Bill 3

first_imgGovernor Wolf Joins Health Professionals, Advocates to Denounce Senate Bill 3 February 15, 2017 Press Release,  Public Health,  Women’s Rights Philadelphia, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today joined women’s health advocates and medical professionals, along with Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, to denounce the fast-tracking of Senate Bill 3 which would eliminate a woman’s right to make choices about her own health care in consultation with her doctor.“I want to thank the members of the Senate, including the full Philadelphia delegation, who fought this bill but let me be clear: Should Senate Bill 3 reach my desk, I will veto it,” Governor Wolf said. “I am not threatening a veto out of partisanship, or due to some political back and forth. I am promising this veto to demonstrate that Pennsylvania will not play games with women’s healthcare in our Commonwealth. Simply put, this legislation severely limits women’s ability to make informed and timely decisions about their own health care options. That is not the place of government.”Senate Bill 3 proposes the most extreme restrictions on abortion in the country. It would ban abortions after twenty weeks except in the rarest of circumstances, leaving no exceptions for rape, incest, health or tragic fetal anomalies. The bill would also ban one of the safest methods of second trimester abortions, putting women at risk and taking crucial decisions about their medical care out of the hands of their trusted medical providers.The Pennsylvania Senate recently passed the bill, despite bi-partisan opposition, through committee and the floor in just three days with limited debate and no expert witnesses or public hearings. The bill now awaits action by the House of Representatives, where a similar version passed last session.“Senate Bill 3 seeks to circumvent the Supreme Court’s ruling by enacting some of the most extreme legislation against women’s health in the country,” Mayor Kenney said. “This legislation could be so devastating to women’s health that Republican state legislators refused to allow a single medical professional to testify on the bill.”Governor Wolf and Mayor Kenney were joined today by women who have had to make devastating decisions about their pregnancies. If SB 3 were to be passed, women facing the same circumstances would be stripped of their right to make these personal, family decisions.“I am grateful for the one element of control I had in an otherwise powerless situation: the decision to end our pregnancy and with it our son’s pain and suffering,” said Erica Goldblatt Hyatt. “This is the paradox, I learned, of being a mother: in my case, loving my son so deeply that it meant choosing to say goodbye. Though that choice rests on my heart every day, I know it was the right one for our family, and I am grateful to live in a State where our Governor supports the rights of women like me to make it, autonomously, with those who know and love her best.”“Abortion isn’t just about the decision to become a parent- it’s often a parenting decision,” said Karen Agatone. “And SB3 stands in the way of loving parents being able to make the decisions they believe are best for their babies and families. Thank you to Governor Wolf and Mayor Kenney for trusting women to decide for themselves.”Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Van Wolfswinkel rescues Canaries point

first_img But Norwich’s club-record signing Van Wolfswinkel produced a fantastic header with a little under 20 minutes remaining to earn his new side a point. The majority of the first half was dominated by Everton as Martinez stuck to the tried and tested Everton formation and familiar players with none of his summer signings starting in Norfolk. The visitors only had a tame header from captain Phil Jagielka to show for their dominance in possession in the early exchanges before Whittaker lost the ball after needlessly dawdling inside his own penalty area, but Steven Pienaar could not capitalise and bent his shot over the crossbar. The home side finally came to life after 15 minutes when Bradley Johnson’s pass was knocked into the path of Elliott Bennett by Wes Hoolahan, but £8.5million summer signing Van Wolfswinkel’s header was deflected behind for a corner. Van Wolfswinkel was involved again moments later as he latched on to a fine long ball by Russell Martin and crossed towards Hoolahan, only for Sylvain Distin to make a diving clearance in front of the Republic of Ireland international. That period of domination for Norwich seemed to stir Everton and they again took control of proceedings with Kevin Mirallas firing just wide of John Ruddy’s right-hand post after a neat interchange with Nikica Jelavic. Mirallas again came close to opening the scoring just before the half-hour mark as his effort from Coleman’s cross was defected behind off Martin. The Toffees started to dictate the tempo as the first half drew to a close but they still could not truly test their former goalkeeper Ruddy. The Belgium international was on the end of a free-flowing move by Everton early in the second half which saw him thrash an effort in to the side netting following good work down the right by Leon Osman and Coleman, but it was Norwich who took the lead shortly afterwards courtesy of right-back Whittaker. Debutant Ricky van Wolfswinkel’s header secured a point for Norwich as four goals in 20 second-half minutes saw Everton share the spoils from a 2-2 draw at Carrow Road on the opening day of the Barclays Premier League season. After commanding much of the game Everton found themselves a goal down at Carrow Road through an unlikely Steven Whittaker goal early in the second half. Two goals in four minutes just after the hour – the first a stunning effort from Ross Barkley before Seamus Coleman converted a tap-in – looked like putting Roberto Martinez on course for a win in his first game in charge of the Toffees. Press Association The Scotland international stumbled his way through a couple of Everton challenges before opening up his body and curling a left-footed effort past Tim Howard and against the post. Whittaker then reacted quicker than any of the visitors’ defenders and was on hand to roll the rebound in to the empty net and give the Canaries the lead just six minutes after the interval. Everton responded well to falling behind and equalised in superb style just 10 minutes later as Barkley hammered in his first goal for the club, arrowing an effort past Ruddy and deservedly levelling for the visitors. It did not take Everton long to establish the lead their play for much of the game had warranted. Pienaar slipped a smart ball in to Jelavic, whose shot was well-saved by Ruddy, but Coleman was following up and had the simple task of rolling home the rebound to turn the game on its head. Everton, however, had even less time to enjoy their lead than Norwich had done earlier in the game as the hosts refuse to lay down, pulling level after 71 minutes. Whittaker was again heavily involved as his speculative left-foot strike from the edge of the area turned in to the perfect cross for Van Wolfswinkel to direct a header past Howard and level the match once more. Visiting substitute Steven Naismith forced a smart save out of Ruddy from close range with Martin making a superb block from Jelavic on the follow-up and Coleman saw a late drive fly just wide as Everton did more to find a winning goal that never came. last_img read more