Religious affairs minister tests positive for COVID-19

first_imgTopics : Read also: Indonesia’s latest official COVID-19 figuresOman further said access to the Religious Affairs Ministry building in Central Jakarta had also been restricted for several weeks. The ministry had also imposed a WFH policy that applied to most of its employees.”We will optimize our online service system,” he said.There is no plan to shut down the office as of now, he added, however, the ministry planned to implement stricter access and health protocols.Fachrul also advised the public to remain disciplined in following the health protocols, Oman said.”Anybody could contract COVID-19, no exception. Let’s be empathetic, support one another, and do our best to follow the health protocols,” he said.Meanwhile, Presidential Secretariat head Heru Budi Hartono rectified on Monday his claim that Fachrul had not met with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo for one to two months.”The religious affairs minister attended a Cabinet Meeting at the Presidential Palace on Sept. 7. I’ve checked, thanks for the correction,” Heru said as quoted from kompas.com.However, he said, prior to the meeting, all ministers had undergone PCR tests.”At that time [Fachrul’s] test result came back negative,” he said.Read also: Jakarta secretary Saefullah latest high-ranking official to die of COVID-19Fachrul is the third minister to test positive for COVID-19.In March, Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi was treated at Gatot Subroto Central Regional Hospital in Jakarta for COVID-19.Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Edhy Prabowo was also admitted to the ICU at the same hospital after contracting the virus earlier this month, Gerindra Party politician Sufmi Dasco Ahmad said.Both ministers have made full recoveries.  Religious Affairs Minister Fachrul Razi has tested positive for COVID-19, an expert staff member to the minister announced Monday, adding to the list of public officials that have contracted the coronavirus.“On Sept. 17, the religious affairs minister had taken a PCR test and the result came back positive,” Kevin Haikal said in a press statement on Monday.”Thankfully, he is in good condition and has shown no worrying symptoms.”The ministry’s spokesperson, Oman Fathurahman, said Fachrul had delegated his tasks to deputy minister Zainut Tauhid and other officials while he was recovering in isolation.”The minister ordered [officials] to continue the ministry’s programs and services and to focus on COVID-19 prevention in educational and religious institutions,” Oman said.”He also asked officials to disburse [social] aid. All coordination for the ministry’s programs will be carried out online,” he added.last_img read more

Max Bernard Crittenden, 84, Wellington: Nov. 19, 1929 – March 4, 2014

first_imgMax Bernard CrittendenMax Bernard Crittenden, age 84, died Tuesday afternoon, March 4, 2014 at Sumner Regional Medical Center, in Wellington.  Max was a long time Wellington resident and a retired Meat Inspector for the United States Department of Agriculture.Max was born on November 19, 1929 in rural Wellington, KS to Don Palma Crittenden and Maude Elvira (Hutchison) Crittenden.  He served in the United States Navy from July 9, 1948 to April 9, 1952.Max married Bernadine McKiernan on July 22, 1955 at the First Baptist Church in Wellington.He loved spending time with his family and friends and enjoyed attending and supporting his children and grandchildren’s activities.  He was well known for repairing and restoring bicycles, raising and training Tennessee Brindle Coon Dogs, and was an active member of the T.T.B.B.A.  Max supported nature and was an avid outdoorsman.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church and the American Legion.He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Veryl and Raymond Crittenden; two sisters, Velma Countryman and Dorothy Glick; and one granddaughter, Alexis Crittenden.Survivors include his loving wife, Bernie Crittenden of Wellington; children, Luke Crittenden of Wellington, Kurk Crittenden and his wife Diane of Wellington, Shawn Crittenden of Wichita, Carmen Hull of Wichita, Eric Struble of Bradenton, FL, and Cindy Pentoney of Berkeley Springs, WV; sisters, Ida Bonita Mahannah of Denton, TX, Donna Browning of Arlington, TX, and Marlene Parret of Clearwater, KS; grandchildren, Danny Crittenden and his wife Michelle, Libby Fisch and her husband Michael, Kristin Branam and her husband Roy, Amber Beck and her husband Harry, Allyson Smith and her husband Justin, Ashley Crittenden, Alex Hull, Riley Hull, Jamie Pentoney, and Brian Struble; great grandchildren, Aaralyn, Arianna, Gavin, Jaden, Emory, Ellen, Adelynn, Skyler, and Kylee.Funeral Services will be held at the First Baptist Church on Saturday morning, March 8, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Pastor John Bliss will officiate.  Interment will follow the service at Prairie Lawn Cemetery.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, March 7, 2014 from 1 to 8 p.m.  The family will be present to greet friends from 7 to 8 p.m.Memorials have been established with the First Baptist Church Building Fund and Relay for Life in lieu of flowers.  Contributions can be left at the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more