According to DOH-6, Lambunaoregistered its second positive case of COVID-19 – a 44-year old female; she isa daughter of the town’s first case, a 70-year-old male who died. * a 62-year old female (Patient No.23) from Bacolod City; died on March 31, 2020 and had a close contact with theregion’s Patient No. 7, a 40-year-old male from Bacolod City DOH Region 6 yesterday confirmed asecond case of local COVID-19 transmission in Iloilo province, this time inLambunao town. The two others were: These droplets also land on objectsand surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touchingthese objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. The first such transmission in theprovince was in Guimbal town. It was confirmed only on March 31. As of 12 noon of March 31, DOH-6recorded a total of 421 patients under investigation of which 176 testednegative from COVID-19; 106 have also been discharged while 117 otherscurrently admitted in hospitals. Meantime, a total of 35,943 out of47,566 persons under monitoring completed their 14-day quarantine./PN According to DOH-6 focal person onCOVID-19 Dr. Mary Jane Juanico, community spread happens when people havebeen infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how orwhere they became infected. The three new cases brought the totaltally of the region’s confirmed case to 25 (19 currently admitted in hospitals,one already recovered/discharged, and five expired. People can catch COVID-19 from otherswho have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through smalldroplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19coughs or exhales, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In Iloilo’s first COVID-19 localtransmission, a 59-year-old male from Guimbal who tested positive for thedisease apparently infected his househelp, a 51-year-old woman (now the region’sPatient No. 18). * a 66-year old female (Patient No.24) from Aklan; stable condition but in isolation; she had close contact withPatient No. 8, a 68-year old male from Aklan. ‘GHOST TOWN’. The usually congested Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue in the bustling district of Mandurriao, Iloilo City is empty on the first day (March 20, 2020) of the nearly month-long lockdown imposed by the city government in a bid to keep the metro free from the coronavirus disease 2019. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN ILOILO City – Strict enforcement ofthe enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) is needed to avert a sustainedcommunity spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to theDepartment of Health (DOH) in Western Visayas. The 44-year-old woman is WesternVisayas’ 25th confirmed COVID-19 case and one of three new cases in the regionrecorded yesterday. “We need to strictly implement inevery town the home quarantine…stay at home,” said Juanico.
â€œGovernment is refreshing its sports outlook. That was why we set up this committee. You have advised us on what to do and have come up with a document that will regulate the sports industry, including how to improve on our current ranking in sports, funding and how to get stakeholders in the industry to join us in revamping the sectorâ€ he added.â€œWe assure you that we will act on the document and it will guide our sports architecture,â€ the governor said, noting that the job of the committee is not over as it has to come up with implementation strategies for the bill, when passed into law.Obaseki stressed that it was time to transit from the old ways of managing sports so that it can be self-financing.Earlier, the Chairman of the 11-man committee and Deputy Governor of the state, Rt. Hon. Philip Shaibu, said the committee gave a broad view to the issues surrounding sports development in the state before it came up with the sports documents. Shaibu assured that the bills when passed into law, would move sports to the next level in the state.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The 11-man committee set up by the Edo State Government to revive sports in the state has submitted two proposed bills: The Edo Sports Commission Bill and the Sports Trust Fund Bill to Governor Godwin Obaseki.Receiving the documents at Government House in Benin City, Obaseki commended the committee for doing a good job and assured that the bills when passed into law, would revitalise sports in the state.He thanked the committee for their commitment to the terms of reference they were given, which led to the formulation of the sports document and promised that the bills would be sent to the State House of Assembly.