Topics : The strongman leader of Russia’s southern Chechnya region, Ramzan Kadyrov, was receiving treatment for a suspected coronavirus infection, news agencies reported Thursday citing sources, though his aides did not confirm it.One of Russia’s most high-profile virus cases, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, returned to work this week after receiving treatment for the illness in hospital.Overall, 99,825 people in Russia are no longer infected with coronavirus, health officials said Friday.Authorities have said the situation is stabilizing and half a million industrial and construction workers have been allowed to return to work in Moscow. Russia has recorded far fewer deaths than other countries with large outbreaks, but critics have cast doubt on the low official mortality rate and accused authorities of under-reporting to play down the scale of the crisis.Russian health officials say one of the reasons the count is lower than in the United States and parts of western Europe is that only deaths directly caused by the virus are being included. Russia on Friday reported its highest ever daily coronavirus death toll of 150, even though the number of new infections fell below 9,000 for the third day in a row.Health officials reported a total of 3,249 deaths and 326,448 cases, the second-highest number of infections in the world after the United States. There were 8,894 new cases in the last 24 hours, according to a government tally, while 7,144 people recovered.
Edward A. “Ed” Daihl, 66, passed away on October 8, 2018 at his residence in Greensburg. Ed was born on December 3, 1951 in Huntington, Indiana to Robert E. Daihl and Virginia I. (Orr) Coplea. Ed graduated from Southwood High School in 1970. He then earned his bachelor’s from Marion College, his master’s from IUPUI, and his Education Specialist Degree from IU. Ed was a teacher at Jerman Elementary from 1974 to 1980. From 1980 until he retired in 2016, Ed was the principal for Washington, Billings, and Greensburg Elementary Schools. Ed served his community in many ways. He was a member of the Optimist Club, and previously served as president. Ed was also a member of ACSD and NAESP, working to improve the quality of education in the local schools. He was an active member of Community Church of Greensburg, serving in various roles since the inception of the church. Ed loved fishing, wood working, and restoring antique lawn tractors. While he enjoyed his service and his hobbies, his family was the most important to him. He was a devoted husband, loving teacher, and beloved grandfather. Ed married Cindy Lichty on June 5, 1976 and she survives. Ed is survived by his wife; Cindy Daihl, Greensburg, two daughters; Emily (Dustin) Lafferty, Bloomington, IN, Megan (Adam) Parks, Niceville, FL, one brother; Richard L. “Rick” (Robin) Daihl, Naperville, IL, brother-in-law and sister-in-law; Phil (Brenda) Bogear, Bloomington, IN, and six grandchildren; Nathan, Connor, Michael, and Anna Lafferty, Audrey and Nora Parks. He was preceded in death by his parents, and step-father; Gene Coplea. Visitation will be on Friday, October 12 from 3-7 pm at the Community Church of Greensburg. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 13 at 10 am at the Community Church of Greensburg with Jim Newberry and Seth Bartal officiating. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Community Church of Greensburg or Greensburg Elementary School. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com