U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks to reporters about efforts to confront the coronavirus diisease (COVID-19) pandemic after meeting with members of his “Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board” in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 9, 2020.- Advertisement – “I want to be very clear: The goal of mask wearing is not to make your life less comfortable, or to take something away from you,” Biden said Monday. “It is to give something back to all of us, a normal life.”Biden also said he will ramp up the availability of rapid diagnostic testing across the country. The Trump administration has substantially increased testing since the beginning of the outbreak, but some public health specialists say the administration should have invested more in testing. Proponents of more widespread testing say that it helps identify infectious people, who can then quarantine and cut off chains of transmission before they balloon into outbreaks.In addition to testing, Biden said he is “building a corps of contact tracers who will track and curb this disease.”Contact tracing is the process whereby trained personnel contact people who have tested positive for the virus and identify others who might have been exposed and infected. It’s long been used to contain infectious diseases like tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases, but it’s never been implemented on the scale demanded by the pandemic.World Health Organization officials have repeatedly called on countries to scale up their contact-tracing infrastructure along with the ability to test broadly for the coronavirus.Infectious disease specialists from Johns Hopkins University and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials proposed a plan in early April to ramp up a national test and trace effort. It would require a workforce of 100,000 people, the proposal said, and cost $3.6 billion. This is breaking news. Check back here for updates. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday urged Americans to wear a mask to help the country bring the coronavirus pandemic under control, to save lives and to enable communities to reopen schools and businesses.“It doesn’t matter who you voted for, where you stood before election day. It doesn’t matter your party or your point of view,” he said. “We can save tens of thousands of lives if everyone would just wear a mask for the next few months.”- Advertisement – Biden’s comments come as the coronavirus is surging across the country. Epidemiologists and medical experts are warning that the worst days of the pandemic are still ahead. The country reported more than 105,900 new cases on Sunday, bringing the seven-day average up over 108,700, an increase of more than 33% compared with a week ago, according to a CNBC analysis of data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.“Please, I implore you, wear a mask,” Biden said. “Do it for yourself. Do it for your neighbor. A mask is not a political statement, but it is a good way to start pulling the country together.” Jonathan Ernst | Reuters Biden’s remarks stand in stark contrast to that of President Donald Trump, who resisted wearing a mask in public for months at the start of the pandemic.Top health officials, including Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have said masks are one of the best ways currently available to control the spread of the virus. But the wearing of masks has become a political flashpoint across much of the U.S., with debate raging over local and state mandates to wear a mask in public.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
The Spain international moved to the Rossoneri on a two-year loan deal on Friday after almost four seasons at Stamford Bridge. Torres endured a torrid time with the Blues and scored just 20 goals in 110 Premier League appearances for Jose Mourinho’s side since his £50million transfer from Liverpool in 2011. Fernando Torres has no hard feelings towards Chelsea after the London club’s decision to loan him to AC Milan. “On a personal note, I expect to have a big season. “I want to take advantage of this opportunity. “It is a challenge that I needed and I’m really happy to be here. “I can’t wait to get started. “I played in La Liga, the Premier League and now I am playing in my third important European league. “I want to score the goals that can take this club back up with the best.” Torres, who will wear the number nine jersey, is looking forward to working under coach Filippo Inzaghi, the former Italy and AC Milan striker. “We all know what Inzaghi was like as a player, and now he is proving his passion and desire as a coach,” he said. “I want to learn from him and I’m sure he will help me to integrate into this team. “I had no problems adapting to English football, so I don’t see there being a problem here either.” Torres is expected to make his AC Milan debut at Parma on September 14. Press Association “My relationship with Mourinho has always been good,” the 30-year-old striker said to www.acmilan.com. “I learned so much from Mourinho and I wish him and the squad the best of luck. “When I told him that I was going to Milan he wished me good luck and he told me about the passion for football that is here. “I wish Chelsea a season full of success.” Milan, who sold Italian striker Mario Balotelli to Liverpool earlier this summer, are looking to make amends for last season’s dismal campaign. The Rossoneri finished eighth in Serie A to miss out on Europe for the first time in 16 years. Torres is confident he can help Milan, who have won the European Cup seven times, return to winning trophies. “Everyone here wants to win,” he said. “We want to be near the top of the table. “I have no doubt in my mind that Milan can do well and return to Europe.
Adnan Hrelja, who went to youth school of FC Sarajevo returned to Koševo. This 20 year old football player played the last season for Pecs from Hungary, where he played several matches for the first team of Pecs in the last season.However he did not have significant number of played minutes so he decided to return to BiH and play for FC Sarajevo.Hrelja is a midfielder and will reinforce the FC Sarajevo, who is in the second place of BiH Premiere league, two points less than FC Željezničar.