China’s virus strategy: A model for the world?

first_imgBut China is a particular case — a centrally-controlled, top-down, one-party authoritarian state that allows no dissent and can mobilise vast resources on a single issue.This photo taken on March 16, 2020 shows community volunteers distributing foods ordered by residents in Wuhan, China’s central Hubei province. – China reported on March 17 just one new domestic coronavirus infection but found 20 more cases imported from abroad, threatening to spoil its progress against the disease. (AFP/STR)Close down and containIn January, China effectively shut down Wuhan and placed its 11 million residents in effective quarantine — a move it then replicated in the rest of Hubei province, putting 50 million people in mass isolation. The head of the World Health Organization believes China’s battle with the coronavirus offers a beacon of hope, but others question whether Beijing’s strategy can be followed by other countries — particularly Western democracies.China has reported only one new local infection over the past four days, a seemingly remarkable turnaround given the chaos that surrounded the initial outbreak in the city of Wuhan.While some experts caution against accepting Beijing’s figures at face value, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus insisted China’s success “provides hope for the rest of the world”. Across the rest of the country, residents were strongly encouraged to stay at home.Hundreds of millions of Chinese live in closed residential complexes where neighbourhood committees can police movement in and out — meaning compliance could be closely monitored.”Containment works,” Sharon Lewin, professor of medicine at the University of Melbourne, told AFP. “Two weeks after the closure of Wuhan, which is exactly the incubation period, the number (of infections) started to drop.”Extreme social distancing and home quarantines have been used to differing degrees by a rising number of European countries, with some US states following suit.But an Imperial College London study warned that while that strategy appeared to have succeeded to date in China, it carried “enormous social and economic costs” in the short and long term.”The major challenge of suppression is that this type of intensive intervention package […] will need to be maintained until a vaccine becomes available [potentially 18 months or more],” it said.If the intervention is relaxed, transmission rates “will quickly rebound”, it added.Medical staff treat a COVID-19 coronavirus patient at a hospital in Wuhan, in China’s central Hubei province on March 19, 2020. – China on March 19 reported no new domestic cases of the coronavirus for the first time since it started recording them in January but recorded a spike in infections from abroad. (AFP/STR)Mass mobilisationAt least 42,000 doctors and medical personnel were sent to Hubei province to shore up the province’s health services which had, according to public health professor Zheng Zijie from Peking University, essentially “collapsed” under the strain of the fast-spreading epidemic.Health experts from China’s Red Cross are currently helping overwhelmed hospitals in Italy, which has fast overtaken China as the worst hit country in terms of coronavirus deaths.China’s ability to mobilise small armies of medical workers did not come with protection from contagion. More than 3,300 medical staff were infected across the country and 13 have died from COVID-19, according to health ministry figures published early March.Government efforts in China were backed by an arsenal of propaganda, with messages repeated incessantly in the media and large street banners calling on citizens to be hygienic and stay home.In an extraordinary effort — trumpeted by state media — two new hospitals with a total capacity of 2,300 beds were built in Wuhan within 10 days.Medical staff cheer themselves up before going into an ICU ward for COVID-19 coronavirus patients at the Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan in China’s central Hubei province on March 16, 2020. China reported 12 more imported cases of the novel coronavirus on March 16 as the capital tightened quarantine measures for international arrivals to prevent a new wave of infections. (AFP/STR)Masks and checksIn cities, it quickly became necessary to wear a mask as apartment blocks, businesses and even parks barred entry without one.Widespread mask use may have helped slow the spread of the disease, “particularly when there are so many asymptomatic virus carriers”, Zheng said.During the crisis China produced up to 1.6 million N95 respirator masks per day, according to the official Xinhua news agency. These are considered the most effective protection, but need to fit correctly and be changed often.To boost detection rates, temperature checkpoints were installed outside buildings and shops, or in public places.”If it’s higher than 37.3 degrees Celsius, you are put in isolation,” one guard at the entrance to a park in Beijing told AFP.And in the high-tech country where privacy is limited, many localities require citizens to show a QR code on their phone that rates them as “green”, “yellow” or “red”.This assessment — based on tracking of whether they visited a high-risk zone — is now an entrance requirement for many businesses.Government announcements have made clear that the coding system will remain in use in some form even after the pandemic subsides.Topics :last_img read more

Idul Fitri ‘mudik’ travelers to undergo quarantine before departure: Surakarta mayor

first_imgTo help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Surakarta administration in Central Java is urging its citizens to refrain from returning to their home towns unless they quarantine themselves for 14 days before they depart.“I warn you again, do not return to your home town. If they ignore this warning, I will put them under quarantine before they leave for their home town,” Surakarta Mayor FX Hadi “Rudy” Rudyatmo said on Tuesday. Rudy added that his administration was prepared to turn three old buildings into quarantine centers, namely Ndalem Joyokusuman, Ndalem Priyosuhartan and Graha Wisata Niaga. The two first mentioned buildings are for people under monitoring (ODP) while Wisata Niaga is for people who wished to return to their hometown during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We will conduct a health screening every day. They are allowed to go home if they are in a healthy condition, or go to the hospital if they are patients under surveillance.”Aside from limiting the number of people who contract COVID-19, Rudy also said the quarantine had been implemented because the public was worried about travelers from cities with numerous disease cases, such as Greater Jakarta. “Hopefully this policy will make them think twice before returning to their home towns,” Rudy said. The head of the COVID-19 advanced management task force in Surakarta, Ahyani, said his team is collaborating with the airports, train stations and bus terminals to detect the coronavirus among people who use public transportation to return to their home towns, while the neighborhood unit heads (RT) and district officers would attempt to detect those who use their personal vehicles to return. “We already coordinated with the officers in each area. We asked them to report them to us if they spotted travelers from Surakarta,” Ahyani said. As of Wednesday, referral hospitals in Surakarta have recorded 130 people under monitoring and 39 patients under surveillance, all of whom traveled from outside of the city. Meanwhile, the local data revealed that there have been seven COVID-19 patients, three of which are from Surakarta while the other four are from outside of the city. The number of people under monitoring also increased to 232 from 219, while the number of patients under surveillance has risen to 29, of whom 14 recovered while six died. “We cannot afford to lock down the area. Surakarta is not big, but we have plenty of ways to get into the city because we are surrounded by five regencies. We obtain our food from the surrounding areas,” Alyani said. (dpk)Topics :last_img read more

Argentina exceeds 100,000 cases of novel coronavirus

first_imgMauro Grossman, an intensive care doctor at Ezeiza Hospital in Buenos Aires, told Reuters he believed the peak was approaching. “We believe this peak will plateau and not decrease for a while,” he said. “That is the most dangerous thing, being at peak for a long time, that is what is going to make beds fill up much faster and the intensive care beds get quickly occupied.”Some 12.81 million coronavirus cases have been confirmed worldwide, and 565,231 people have died, according to a Reuters count.The United States has the highest number of cases in the world, with 3.26 million and 134,654 deaths. Other countries with high rates of infections include Brazil, India and Russia.The coronavirus has also hit Argentina’s economy hard, when it was already heading into its third year of recession at a time when it seeks to restructure $65 billion in debt. The death toll in Argentina from COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, is 1,845, a far cry from the 71,469 in Brazil by Sunday and the 11,682 in Peru.But confirmed case numbers moved into four figures daily in early June and for the past four days have hit at least 3,000 daily.Carla Vizzotti, deputy health minister, said the lockdowns would be maintained while hospitals continued to fill up.”What we want to do is…decrease virus transmission and buy more time for the health service to be able to respond,” she said. Argentina exceeded 100,000 cases of novel coronavirus infections on Sunday as it struggles to contain spiraling case rates despite a strict quarantine imposed on the capital Buenos Aires and its surroundings.The health ministry said 2,657 new cases confirmed overnight took the total to 100,166.The South American country imposed a strict quarantine in mid-March to stop the pandemic. It relaxed restrictions slightly in May but then reinstated them in late June for Buenos Aires and its surroundings due to a spike in cases.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Six months into anti-virus fight, Korea gears up for long fight

first_imgTopics : The fight against the COVID-19 for the past six months feels like running 10 kilometers of a marathon “at full speed” said Jeong Eun-kyeong, chief of Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The most pressing task is to secure medical professionals and hospital beds to treat seriously ill patients, as well as other personnel to trace, test and treat COVID-19 patients, she said at a briefing Monday. Monday marks six months since Korea reported the first COVID-19 case on Jan. 20. “In the situation where COVID-19 is raging worldwide and a long fight is inevitable, our goal is to contain and control the size and pace of the virus outbreaks to a level where our medical, quarantine and social systems can manage them so that we can protect lives of those in high-risk groups — such as the elderly — and minimize the social and economic fallout,” she saidThe most pressing challenges are to develop a vaccine and treatment for the COVID-19 patients, as well as to build up medical capacity to be prepared for a spike in the COVID-19 patients. Not to overwhelm the country’s health system and better cope with the prolonged pandemic, the country needs to secure more medical professionals in looking after seriously ill patients as well as hospital beds, she pointed out. She also noted the need to change the country’s institutions, culture and social practices for citizens to be able to keep personal hygiene and maintain physical distance with others in their daily lives. She referred to support for more paid holidays or telecommuting as examples. For about a month after Korea saw the first COVID-19 patient on Jan. 20, the country reported about 30 cases for the month — about 1.03 persons a day — mostly coming from China.The virus situation began to get serious in mid-February as hundreds of new cases were reported a day in connection with the country’s largest-yet cluster — a branch of Shincheonji Church of Jesus in Daegu. So far, a total of 5,213 people were linked to the cluster. Two other major clusters — Cheongdo Daenam Hospital in North Gyeongsang Province and a call center in southwestern Seoul – also drove up the number of new cases. From Feb. 18 to May 5, it saw about 138.13 daily cases on average a day. Coupled with the country’s efforts to rapidly and extensively trace, test and treat COVID-19 patients, the government put in place a social distancing campaign in late February through early May. On April 1, it required all international arrivals to self-quarantine for two weeks — regardless of nationality — as part of efforts to stem the continued influx of imported cases. The efforts helped Korea largely bring the coronavirus under control until the number of cases began to spike again after a long holiday in early May. The virus transmission that began at bars and clubs in Seoul’s party district led to outbreaks at logistics centers, churches and door-to-door sales events. Since May 6, the country saw about 39.29 cases a day on average until Monday. On Monday, Korea reported 26 new COVID-19 cases, with 22 imported from overseas and four locally transmitted, according to the KCDC. The total caseload rose to 13,771. Of the 22 imported cases, 10 were detected during the quarantine screening process at the border and the rest while the individuals were under mandatory self-quarantine in Korea. Eighteen of them were from Asia — including 9 from the Philippines, three from Pakistan, two from Iraq, two from Kazakhstan and one from Indonesia. Two were from the United States and two from Mexico.For the past two weeks, 59.5 percent of the COVID-19 cases were imported from overseas. Of the country’s total 2,067 imported cases, 39 percent of them have come from Asia excluding China, followed by the Americas at 33.9 percent, Europe at 24.8 percent, Africa at 1.3 percent and China at 0.9 percent. Some 53.6 percent of the cases were detected after people entered the country, while the rest were found during the quarantine screening process at the border. The vast majority of the cases, or 68.2 percent, involved Korean nationals.As part of efforts to stem the imported cases, starting Monday, the government added two more countries to the list of “high-risk” countries, requiring those coming from the countries to submit a certificate issued within 48 hours proving they tested negative for the coronavirus.As for locally transmitted cases, two were registered in Seoul, one each in Gwangju and South Jeolla Province. So far, 12,572 people, or 91.3 percent, have been released from quarantine after making full recoveries, up 16 from a day earlier. Some 903 people are receiving medical treatment under quarantine.One more person died, raising the death toll to 296. The overall fatality rate stands at 2.15 percent — 2.56 percent for men and 1.82 percent for women. The rate is much higher for those in their 80s or over — 25.26 percent — and those in their 70s — 9.55 percent.The country has carried out 1,470,193 tests since Jan. 3, with 21,302 people awaiting results as of Wednesday.last_img read more

Cloud service boom will continue: Oracle

first_imgIn general, I think the cloud boom will continue. Customers will be on all different formats of the cloud, such as a public cloud, a dedicated region or a hybrid.One prediction is that by 2022, about 80 percent of businesses will be on the cloud in some form or another, including businesses in the Asia-Pacific and Indonesia. Whether their digitalization journey is with Oracle or not, I believe they will benefit from the disruption of digitalization. What industries have yet to adopt to cloud and what do you think is the challenge?There will be people in the economic strata who might not be able to reap the benefits of cloud technology. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) would love to have their own retail platform or put their supply chain information to the cloud. This means they have to digitalize but it invokes a cost.However, if SMEs do want to modernize, the cloud is still a better medium today compared to 10 years back when the digitalizing process was slower and more difficult.Today, the cost of digitalization has been reduced by one-fourth of what people would have to spend back then. But most importantly, the implementation time is faster.  How does Oracle plan to compete with other cloud service providers in Indonesia?We have been in the business for the last 40 years, so we understand the enterprise better than our competitors.Indonesia is a big market and it is one of the heavily invested markets for Oracle. Our footprint is also big here and right now our strategy is to introduce the Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer.It allows customers to bring cloud into their own infrastructure, expanding cloud adaptation opportunities for industries whose data is critical and highly regulated, such as banking, financial services, health care and the government.This is where Oracle finds a sweet spot because sometimes it is just the fundamentals of economics to not put some of that data outside of the customers’ premises or to the public cloud.It is also developed with second-generation cloud services, ensuring a high level of data security.Most importantly our entire architecture uses second-generation cloud services and is powered entirely by artificial intelligence, ensuring a high level of data security.What is Oracle’s plan on market expansion in Asia and how much investment are you going to commit in the region?Last year, we planned to add 20 new data centers, which means we would have 36 data centers available by the end of this year. The data centers will be available in new countries and dual regions in India, Japan and South Korea, among other places. With this expansion, we will be one of the largest public cloud providers globally, setting us apart from our competitors.We recently opened our second data center in India, and we expect to launch a new data center in Singapore. However, if our dedicated cloud region clients go up, then the number of public data centers is irrelevant because customers can just start to put their data in their own data center.As for investments, we have a solid business model and our investments have remained the same even in these trying times. We will continue our trajectory to invest in our people and continue building our business.Topics : The Jakarta Post’s Eisya A. Eloksari interviewed Oracle ASEAN regional managing director Cherian Varghese on July 9 to learn more about the company’s latest developments and the trajectory of cloud adaptation in the region. Question: What is Oracle’s view on the cloud market in Southeast Asia and Indonesia in particular?Answer: It is bullish with a quarter-to-quarter growth across the industry as customers are moving extremely fast on cloud adoption.Now people are also tapping into cloud technology because the pandemic has prevented us from engaging with customers directly and this prompted an era in which people can accentuate their businesses digitalization.  The government’s enforcement of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) to contain COVID-19 transmission has led to a surge in demand for digital services among Indonesians, including in e-commerce, education and cloud services.Indonesia’s digital economy is also on track to dominate Southeast Asia as its market value is projected to triple to US$130 billion by 2025 from $40 billion in 2019, according to the latest e-Conomy Southeast Asia study.Meanwhile, American technology company Oracle recently announced the launch of its newest cloud service product, Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer. The product allows users to bring the company’s public cloud services into the customer’s on-premises data center, which reduces latency and keeps data intact.last_img read more

Women must play central role in battle against pandemic: Foreign minister

first_imgAs the COVID-19 crisis amplifies the existing inequalities, with women being impacted more severely by the pandemic, Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi has said that women can play a central role in the battle against the disease.“The issue of women’s empowerment is always close to my heart. This is not because I am a woman, I see the potential of women being part of the solution,” said Retno as she spoke to The Jakarta Post in the opening session of the webinar series titled “Multilateralism during a pandemic: Indonesia’s Perspective” on Thursday. Read also: Middle powers must step up global role“In Indonesia, women own more than 64 percent of MSMEs [micro, small and medium enterprises]. Many of them have diversified their businesses during the pandemic to produce masks, protective gear and others,” Retno said, referring to the report published by the United Nations Women Asia Pacific.Drilling down to the households where women actively played a role as the main caregiver and educator, Retno added that women could also take a role in educating their communities about COVID-19 preventive measures. She gave an assurance that the Indonesian government was committed to preventing further discrimination against women during the pandemic.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said on Monday that his administration encouraged the Family Welfare Movement (PKK) – a state-sponsored organization comprising community leaders and officials’ wives – to disseminate information on the importance of complying with health protocols, a move that was praised by the minister.In contrast, however, women’s rights activists have criticized the Indonesian government for putting aside the gender-responsive perspective to address the COVID-19 pandemic and exacerbating gender inequalities in the country.As health care for women becomes less accessible during the pandemic, women have also found themselves vulnerable to domestic violence with reports showing a surge in numbers. Activists have also condemned lawmakers for putting women’s issues on the back burner by stalling deliberation of the sexual violence eradication bill, which its proponents hope will put an end to the systemic violence against women in the country.Topics : According to her, the issue of women’s empowerment had become a very important element in Indonesian foreign policy in recent years. She added that a group of female foreign ministers from around the world regularly discussed the issue of global women’s empowerment through various perspectives.“I always underline the importance of hitting the reset button in our approach,” she said. “Any policy must always consider women from the perspectives of both vulnerability and potential, so we must provide protection but we must also involve women as part of the solution.”In almost all places, women earn less and are more likely to be in precarious jobs in the informal sector with little to no protection at work. Retno admitted that many women, especially in Indonesia, did not have sustainable incomes and they had been deprived of access to social protection schemes, proper health care and many social economic stimulus measures provided by the government.In fact, according to Retno, women played a major role during the pandemic. Citing the International Labour Organization (ILO), globally women make up over 70 percent of health workers, including those working in care institutions.last_img read more

Female lawmakers to involve religious groups in bid to pass sexual violence bill

first_imgThe Legislative Women’s Caucus (KPP-RI) plans to engage religious organizations as campaigners in an effort to push the House of Representatives to pass the long-awaited sexual violence eradication bill into law.”They can come from any religion, be it Islam or not Islam. It’s time for religious organizations to take a part in the struggle,” KPP-RI general-secretary Luluk Nur Hamidah said as quoted by on Wednesday.The KPP-RI is currently preparing strategies to include the bill in next year’s National Legislation Program (Prolegnas) priority list, after being excluded from the 2020 list at the instigation of conservative elements in the House. In addition to involving religious group members in the fight to endorse the bill, the KPP-RI also plans to lobby leaders of various political parties to support the deliberation of the bill next year.Luluk said it aimed to gather five members of each political party faction at the House to join in proposing that the bill be included in next year’s Prolegnas. She is hopeful that a number of factions will join in the efforts.Lawmakers excluded the bill from the 2020 priority list during a meeting of the House Legislation Body (Baleg) in late May, claiming the deliberation of the bill was “complicated”. Activists bristled at the excuse, describing it as lazy and ignorant, as data showed high rates of sexual violence persisted in the country.Perpetrators of sexual violence are usually charged under the Criminal Code (KUHP), which is the product of colonial legislation, which activists claim is insufficient to accommodate the needs of citizens for security and freedom from various forms of sexual violence. The sexual violence eradication bill, if passed, would add forms of admissible evidence, such as victim statements, psychological reports, electronic information and other documents that provide an opportunity for the victim to meet evidentiary requirements – all of which are absent from the prevailing KUHP.While a number of Islamic organizations, including Nahdlatul Ulama’s (NU) women wing, Fatayat NU, voicing support for the bill, some more conservative Muslim groups, such as the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) faction at the House, have apparently expressed their opposition to the bill.Those who oppose it argue that the main problem of the bill is that it fails to include adultery as a sexual crime and therefore the bill, by omission, allows consensual sex outside of marriage and at the same time potentially criminalizes a husband who has sex with his wife without her consent.The National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan), which helped in the drafting of the bill, has rejected these criticisms and says that the bill is merely aimed at eradicating sexual violence.The bill was first proposed in 2016 after the gang rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in Bengkulu. (vny)Topics :last_img read more

Transjakarta to play ‘Indonesia Raya’ on buses and bus stops to celebrate Independence Day

first_imgCity-owned bus operator Transjakarta announced that it will play the national anthem “Indonesia Raya” inside of buses and at bus stops from 10:17 to 10.20 a.m. on Monday. “Passengers using the bus service around that time will be able to participate in commemorating Indonesia’s independence proclamation,” Transjakarta spokesperson Nadia Diposanjoyo said in a written statement on Sunday.All Transjakarta staff members stationed at bus stops will be wearing the national flag bearer uniform while the bus crew providing services in the first corridor serving Blok M in South Jakarta to Kota in West Jakarta will be wearing national heroes’ costumes. She added that the company would conduct both an offline flag ceremony with a limited number of participates at its headquarters and an online ceremony for staff on duty.“The operational hours during Independence Day [Monday] will be from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m,” Nadia said.Many of this year’s Independence Day festivities have been canceled or scaled down due to the COVID-19 outbreak.Previously, Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Wishnutama Kusubandio said the government would encourage public participation in singing the national anthem “Indonesia Raya” by activating sirens at 10 a.m. on Monday.Topics :last_img read more

Kidnapped teenager reunites with family after 11 years with help of Google Maps

first_imgThe reunion marked a happy ending to a tumultuous decade for Ervan, which started when he was separated from his family in Jakarta when he was 5 years old.He was walking to return a handheld electronic game to a rental place when he encountered a street performer. The performer said that he would escort Ervan back home, but instead kidnapped the child and made him perform along with him.“I lived on the streets for around two years,” Ervan said.He said that he was taken to Surakarta for a month before they returned to Jakarta. When they reached Bogor, West Java, the performer fled when he heard the sirens of the local Public Order Agency (Satpol PP), leaving Ervan alone at a mosque.The local neighborhood unit (RT) head took him in but died a few months after.“One of his grandchildren wanted to take care of me and took me in as a foster child,” he said. After seven months in the care of the RT head’s grandchild, Ervan was taken in by a social worker from the Bogor Integrated Care Center for the Empowerment of Women and Children (P2TP2A) and was educated at a pesantren (Islamic Boarding School) for eight years before finally being reunited with his family. (ami)Topics : He gave the address of the market and gave it to a social worker at the rehabilitation center who then contacted their counterparts in Surakarta, Wonogiri and other regions in Central Java before contacting the ones in Sragen.Ervan then received a package of family photos of him when he was younger in Sragen, which he recognized.“I still remembered the faces of my father, my mother and my siblings,” he said.The center then contacted social workers in Sragen, who soon picked up Ervan and brought him home. A 17-year-old teenager from Sragen, Central Java who was kidnapped when he was a young child has been reunited with his family after 11 years apart, all thanks to Google Maps.Ervan Wahyu Anjasworo was attending a work training session at a rehabilitation center for juveniles who have had dealings with the law in Cileungsi district, Bogor regency, West Java, in September when he decided to play around with Google Maps to look for a traditional market that his grandmother used to bring him to.“At first I started to search for Solo [Surakarta, Central Java], then I saw that near Solo, there was Wonogiri, Boyolali and Sragen,” Ervan said on Friday as quoted by “I looked at them one by one [on Street View] until I found the Gonggang traditional market in Sragen, which I remembered [from childhood].”last_img read more

Unai Emery deserves praise for reigniting Mesut Ozil’s Arsenal career, claims Emmanuel Petit

first_imgAdvertisement ‘It’s a long process and it’s necessary to concentrate not only on the player but also on the man – for weeks, Emery has been doing that.‘So, I hope Ozil will keep enjoying himself on the pitch and keep his mind fresh. If he can do that, it will be a big weapon for Arsenal until the end of the season.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterFriday 1 Mar 2019 11:12 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link309Shares Unai Emery deserves praise for reigniting Mesut Ozil’s Arsenal career, claims Emmanuel Petit #YaGunnersYa ?? Five-Star team performance tonight! Happy for everyone at the club and for all the fans! ??#WeAreTheArsenal #M1Ö #COYG @Arsenal— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) February 27, 2019 Comment Mesut Ozil has been asked to produce more for the Arsenal team by Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)‘It has taken time for Ozil to show his real level on the pitch again. He did well against Bournemouth and looked fresh mentally,’ Petit told‘We know his quality – the only question is about his motivation, and what I saw on Wednesday is the beginning of the answer.‘Unai Emery’s management of Ozil has been good. He’s left him at home and put him on the bench at various times, giving him a few minutes here and there before now thrusting him back into the first team. Mesut Ozil scored his first goal since October during the 5-1 win over Bournemouth (Picture: Getty)Emmanuel Petit has heaped praise on Unai Emery for masterminding Mesut Ozil’s spectacular return to form.The Arsenal manager has been heavily criticised for his treatment of the former Real Madrid playmaker, having left him out of the side for tactical reasons on at least three separate occasions this season.Injuries and illness have also played a part in Ozil’s recent inactivity, but he exploded back into life during the midweek win at Bournemouth where he scored his first goal since October and produced the assist for Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s second goal in as many games.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisementlast_img read more