“We need quarantine centers like thisto ensure proper social distancing. We are expecting more OFW arrivals,” saidTreñas. Friday last week, April 17, 15personnel of the Philippine Army’s 552nd Engineer Construction Battalion and53rd Engineering Brigade came over to help prepare the hospital as quarantinefacility. Returning overseas Filipino workers(OFWs, land-based or sea-based) will also be quarantined in this facility. St. Therese-MTCC Hospital canaccommodate up to 45 persons for quarantine. ILOILO City – St. Therese-MTCC Hospitalis being readied as this city’s quarantine facility for mild and asymptomaticcases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to Mayor Jerry Treñas. ILOILO CITY GOVERNMENT The City Health Office will manage thequarantine facility. The city government will shoulder the electricity and theneeds of persons to be quarantined, said Treñas. Fifty-one of these OFWs were residentsof this city./PN He also said he would be askingprivate doctors to help the facility. Treñas said her sister-in-law, Ma.Teresa Sebastian-Sarabia, offered her hospital as quarantine facility. A few weeks ago, the Office of CivilDefense (OCD) Region 6 designated John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime Universityin Arevalo district as quarantine facility for some 150 Ilonggo OFWs strandedin Metro Manila.
Black Stars defender Awal Mohammed returns from injury to face Super Sport on Wednesday Evening.The 25-year-old sustained a light injury whilst on duty for his club Maritzburg United in the Nedbank Cup win over Platinum Stars last week Saturday in the South African League.The experience defender had to be pulled off in the 45th minutes and replaced by Mario Booysen after suffering the injury midway through the game.The ex Asante Kotoko center half has however been given the all clear to play against Super sports by his team after a doctor review session on Monday.News of Mohammed’s recovery serves as a massive boost for Ghana’s coach Kwesi Appiah who is looking to have all of his players fit and ready to play when the 2014 World Cup kick start in June.Maritzburg United lie 13th on the PSL table with 24 points out of 23 games played
JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — The adjutant general of the Iowa National Guard has announced his plans for retirement.A National Guard news release says Maj. Gen. Tim Orr intends to step down effective May 1 after 10 years as the Iowa Guard’s commander. He was named to the post by then Gov. Chet Culver in March 2009.Brig. Gen. Stephen Osborn will serve as the interim adjutant general.Orr enlisted in the Iowa Army National Guard in 1978 while still a senior at Boone High School and rose through the ranks.