20 Jaro houses on COVID-19 lockdown

first_imgThe lockdown was imposed on Sunday, June 21 and will last until the RT-PCR test results of the patient’s close contacts will be released. Loma revealed that subsequent to the announcement of RT-PCR test, the LSI was immediately brought by the Iloilo City Emergency Responders (ICER) to a quarantine facility, particularly the St. Therese MTCC Hospital. Village watchmen barangay and village councilmen were also tapped to guard the area./PN Camalig village head Nestor Loma confirmed yesterday the City Health Office (CHO) recommended sealing off the neighborhood to preempt a possible massive spread of the infection. “Gintawgan ako sang doctor namon sa Jaro district nga positive ang resulta sang RT-PCR test sang 22-anyos,” said Loma on a radio interview over Aksyon Radyo Iloilo. He came home last June 9 from Navotas in Metro Manila. This LSI, upon his return, was subjected to both rapid and real time-polymerase reaction tests (RT-PCR) at Diamond Jubilee Hall. Loma, however, could not yet determine the exact number of the LSI’s close contacts. ILOILO City – Local authorities ordered the lockdown of at least 20 houses at Barangay Camalig’s Zone 5 in Jaro district after a locally stranded individual (LSI) who recently returned there was found out to be a carrier of SARS-coV-2, the virus which causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). On June 20, the Department of Health (DOH) in Region 6 confirmed that this LSI was found out to be infected with COVID-19, citing his confirmatory RT-PCR tests results.  “After nag-positive gin pick-up ang pasyente sang ICER para dal-on sa facility quarantine,” Loma furthered, saying he requested the CHO to enforce lockdown on the 20 houses with residents who had possible contact with the WV Patient 173. However, Loma said he received information that while under home quarantine, the WV Patient No. 174 engaged in drinking session together his relatives and neighbors. There at least 100 individuals living in the 20 houses but not all of them had exposure to the patient. This prompted the city government’s COVID-19 team to allow the LSI to undergo 14-day home strict quarantine while waiting for his RT-PCR test. While under lockdown, Loma said the affected residents are not allowed to go out of their houses for the meantime, even to buy provisions. Loma identified the LSI as a 22-year-old male and was classified as Western Visayas (WV) Patient No. 174. The barangay will supply food and water to every household as well as their other needs, he added.   His rapid test result, which came out also on that day, turned out negative.last_img read more

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Catalan football wants to finish the leagues in “July or August”

first_img“The competition must end, even if it has to be in July or August in Catalonia.” This is how decisive Joan Soteras, president of the Catalan Football Federation (FCF), has shown himself after the meeting he has had today in Terrassa with the presidents of the clubs, as stated by Diari de Terrassa himself. “If we can compete in mid-May, the competition will be over. We can alter the foundations of a competition that has started,” he said. Regarding the contracts that end on June 30, the president added that “there are legal formulas to resolve it.”In line with what the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) decided on Tuesday, the Catalan Federation has also made it clear that the leagues that depend on it must be ended as long as they have the approval of the Ministry of Health to resume the activity and the calendar can be squared. That affects grassroots football too. “The stated will of the FCF is to end the competition this season as long as there are sufficient dates, and considering the health of all the members of the federation as the main priority. For this reason, the resumption of the championships will be authorized at the moment in which the health and sports authorities allow it.”, Communicated. To do this, he has sent another statement to the football clubs to ask them to cancel all the friendly matches and tournaments that were scheduled for the months of June and July, a time when the base football championships have already ended and the to prepare the next season. Thus, the priority is to finish all the leagues of all the categories.While waiting for normality, the FCF may run into the inconvenience that the dates coincide with the end of the schools and with the family holidays: the competitions usually end the last week of May or the first week of June. “The FCF Executive Commission has decided to suspend all authorizations for approved friendly matches during June and July, which may be revoked for reasons of public interest and to guarantee the order of the official competition”, reads the internal statement sent to sports entities.last_img read more

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AirAsia Indonesia Flight QZ8501 search update

first_imgAirAsia Indonesia wishes to inform the latest development on the SAR operation of flight QZ 8501 lead by The National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) Republic of Indonesia.The National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) Republic of Indonesia today confirmed that they successfully lifted the tail piece of QZ 8501’s aircraft from the Java Sea.The sonar equipment continue to detect more objects which are suspected to be the plane’s front section and detected pings suspected to be from the plane’s black box flight recorders near the location where the tail was found.Good weather and clear visibility have allowed for SAR operations to continue with the focus remaining on the search and recovery of the passengers in the primary search area.SAR vessels and sea divers also approached the area where the pings were detected, suspected to be the location of the aircraft’s black box. No additional remain recoveries were reported today.In Surabaya, the Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) Police Department of Republic of Indonesia (DVI POLRI) today announced that they were able to identify three more remains, to date, BASARNAS has confirmed to have recovered a total of 48 remains of which 32 remains have been identified by DVI POLRI and 16 remains are still being identified.Earlier today, the Minister of Transportation, Ignasius Jonan also visited the crisis center at East Java Region Police Headquarter to have a direct dialogue with the families of QZ 8501’s passengers.AirAsia Indonesia would like to take this opportunity to urge the public seeking progress on the search and evacuation and identification process of QZ 8501 passengers to refer solely to official information from BASARNAS and DVI POLRI.Source = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wisemanlast_img read more

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