DOH: Returning LSIs could be carriers of coronavirus

first_imgPeople can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. ILOILO City – There should be stringent screening of returning locally stranded individuals (LSIs) in all of Western Visayas’ entry points – airports and seaports. They could be carriers of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to the Department of Health (DOH). * Aklan – six Western Visayas’ indigenous cases of COVID-19 are actually becoming sparse and this is an encouraging sign, according to Convocar. “This time we would be symptom-driven in our approach. That’s because we now know that this disease’s transmission usually occurs with symptomatic cases, 80 percent. This is why a symptomatic suspected case is subjected to RT-PCR test,” said Convocar. Indigenous COVID-19 cases refer to local transmissions of the disease. These are individuals with no travel history to areas with COVID-19 cases but contracted the disease through close contact with someone infected within their locality. Here’s the breakdown of the 130 cases (as of June 11, 2020): These droplets also land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth./PN “Basi ini nga mga individuals will turn out to be positive sa COVID-19,” said Pulmones. Convocar said DOH-6 would bolster the screening of LSIs by focusing on the symptoms that these people could be exhibiting. * Repatriates – 50 Director Marlyn Convocar of the Department of Health Region 6 says the deployment of rural doctors from Visayas to private hospitals in Cebu City has been “temporarily held in abeyance” until issues and concerns are settled with all concerned physicians and other stakeholders. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN In DOH-6’s case classification of 130 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 27 cases or 21 percent showed signs and symptoms of Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) and 18 cases or 14 percent exhibited Influenza-like Illness (ILI). She cited a study which found out that facemask reduces disease transmission by 85 percent and physical distancing by 70 percent. “We should not let our guard down. These preventive measures increase our resilience to the disease. Our goal is to prevent the spread of the virus,” said Convocar. Director Marlyn Convocar said DOH Region 6 expects a surge in returning LSIs next week. Airports and seaports could be resuming operations by June 16 when the modified general community quarantine would have been further downgraded. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but do not develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. * Iloilo province – 21 However, she stressed, people should not be complacent because returning LSIs and overseas workers are potential carriers of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. * Guimaras – zero * Capiz – six Convocar stressed the importance of observing COVID-19 transmission preventive measures – wearing of facemask, observing physical distancing and handwashing. * Iloilo City – 19 * Antique – 14 The remaining 85 cases or 65 percent were asymptomatic. For her part, Dr. Sophia Pulmones, chief of DOH-6’s Local Health Support Division, said local government units must continue their “surveillance of individuals or patients who may be exhibiting signs and symptoms of pneumonia, difficulty of breathing, fever and cough or those individuals exhibiting mild signs and symptoms of respiratory illness.” The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. “So dapat stringent gid ang aton public health safety measures sa mga port of entries,” said Convocar yesterday. Those who test positive for the disease would be subjected to reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) for further verification. During Wednesday’s meeting at the Iloilo City hall organized by Mayor Jerry Treñas, local chief executives agreed that all returning LSIs must be subjected to rapid COVID-19 test, according to Convocar. * Bacolod City – 11 * Negros Occidental – three COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China in December 2019.last_img read more

Men’s soccer: Wisconsin finishes year unbeaten at home after 2-1 win over Buckeyes

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team completed the season undefeated at home Sunday with a 2-1 win over Ohio State University.Apart from the undefeated home record, the win also brought the Badgers to a 10-win regular season, marking the first time UW has accomplished either of these since the 2013 season. The 10-win finish is double the team’s total from last season.Men’s soccer: No. 24 Badgers cruise to a 3-1 win over Western IllinoisThe No. 24 University of Wisconsin-Madison’s men’s soccer team came away with a 3-1 victory yesterday evening over visiting Western Read…Sunday’s game against the Buckeyes was also Wisconsin’s Senior Day, and it was a celebration to remember after the Badgers sent off three seniors with a win. Wisconsin fans and teammates celebrated the final regular season performances by senior goalkeeper Casey Beyers, defender Matej Radonic and midfielder Brian Hail.The Badgers have built their offense around a team effort all season, with multiple players scoring goals and spreading the offensive attack across the roster. This was no different on Sunday. Early in the game, UW junior midfielder Enda O’Neill scored his first career goal off of an assist from junior forward Tom Barlow. In the midst of the action, Barlow managed to force the ball free from OSU goalkeeper Parker Siegfried’s grip before dishing it out to O’Neill for the score.The Badgers netted their second goal only minutes before the halftime whistle blew, when sophomore Isaac Schlenker sent a hard shot into the back post off of an assist from junior forward Chris Mueller. As the first half ended, the Badgers walked into halftime with a commanding 2-0 lead.The Buckeyes hit the field for the second half playing as a much improved team with increased aggressiveness and speed. The Badgers were ready for the challenge though, and elevated their own play to match this tone as the two sides went back and forth until the Buckeyes got on the board. In the 85th minute, Ohio State senior forward Yaw Amankwa sent a strike past UW starting goalkeeper Phillip Schilling to cut the Badgers’ lead in half. Despite the late surge by the Buckeyes, Wisconsin battled to a 2-1 victory in the final minutes.This has been quite the season for the Badgers. They were projected to finish seventh in the Big Ten according to the Big Ten Men’s Soccer Coaches Preseason Poll, but instead finished third after Sunday’s result. UW has also performed well against the toughest talent in the conference with a tie to second-place Indiana University and an overtime loss to University of Maryland on the road.Men’s soccer: Wisconsin holds No. 7 Indiana to 0-0 draw at homeThe University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team proved their potential once again this year as they battled No. 4 Indiana University into Read…Wisconsin secured the No. 3 seed in the Big Ten tournament as the Badgers host a rematch of Sunday in a battle with the No. 6 seed Buckeyes. Kickoff is slated for next Monday, Nov. 6 at noon in Madison’s McClimon Complex.With a tough defense and a dynamic offense that can strike from anywhere on the field, the Badgers could be a dangerous team in next week’s conference tournament.last_img read more