A TSA officer at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, Transportation Security Administration officials said Sunday afternoon.In a statement, the agency says all TSA employees who came into contact with the worker over the past 14 days are in self-isolation.“Screening checkpoints remain open and the agency is working with the CDC, as well as the Florida Department of Health, Broward County office to monitor the situation as well as the health and safety of our employees and the traveling public,” officials stated.No information has been released on whether any passengers came into contact with the employee.The Florida National Guard has called up all of it’s medical professionals to form Task Force – Medical. Our #Soldiers and #Airmen are supporting the @HealthyFla Florida Department of Health (DOH) in Broward County. #COVID19#FloridaFirst #RightReadyRelelvant pic.twitter.com/ldtfpKUv4j— FloridaNationalGuard (@FLGuard) March 15, 2020 On Saturday, officials confirmed that a Transportation Security Administration officer at Orlando International Airport tested positive for the coronavirus.Meanwhile, the Florida National Guard has activated a task force to assist in fighting the spread of coronavirus in Broward County, one day after Gov. Ron DeSantis said there was evidence of “community spread” for some cases in South Florida.The guard announced that they called up all of their medical professionals to form Task Force – Medical, in order to assist the Florida Department of Health in Broward.Broward is responsible for a third of Florida cases, with 36 confirmed in that county as of Sunday afternoon.
(BBC) – Chicago Red Star team-mates, Julie Ertz and Casey Short, shared a tearful embrace on Sunday as the pair knelt during the American national anthem before their National Women’s Soccer League game.As the Chicago and Washington Spirit teams lined up and took a knee, Short became tearful and was supported by fellow USA footballer Ertz.Portland Thorns and North Carolina Courage players took a knee before their game on Saturday.The players also wore T-shirts reading “Black Lives Matter” before kick-off.Ex-NFL player Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the US anthem in 2016 in protest against racial injustice.Portland and North Carolina said it was to protest against “racial injustice, police brutality and systemic racism against black people and people of colour”.The joint statement added: “We love our country and we have taken this opportunity to hold it to a higher standard.“It is our duty to demand that the liberties and freedoms this nation was founded upon are extended to everyone.”US star Megan Rapinoe, who has opted out of the tournament, said on social media: “You love to see it.“You love to see these women using their voice, demanding better for America, and for black people and people of colour.”The protest has taken renewed significance since the death of George Floyd in the United States.Floyd, a 46-year-old unarmed black man, died after being restrained by a white Minneapolis police officer on 25 May.Saturday’s match in Utah was the first time a major North American league has returned to action since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, which halted sports in March.Courage won the game 2-1, while Washington beat Chicago 2-1.