Medical personnel inspect the health conditions of the repatriated Aklanon overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) at a hotel in Kalibo, Aklan. Out of 37 OFWs, only one tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019. PHO-AKLAN Swab samples were immediately taken from them after arriving in the hotel, and then their samples were sent to the Western Visayas Medical Center in Mandurriao, Iloilo City. They were part of the 234 OFWs in Western Visayas stranded in Manila due to the enhanced community quarantine. He added that all the 37 repatriated OFWs will undergo a repeat confirmatory test for the virus on May 13.(With a report from PIA/PN) On the other hand, the one OFW who was confirmed as this province’s seventh COVID-19 case is a 30-year-old woman from Barangay Mambog, Banga town. Cuachon said the woman was transferred to the isolation ward of the Dr. Rafael S. Tumbukon Memorial Hospital here for proper medical monitoring. The woman remains asymptomatic from the viral disease. KALIBO, Aklan – Thirty-six out of 37 Aklanon overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were repatriated in this province tested negative for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Provincial Health Office (PHO) here said. PHO-Aklan head Dr. Cornelio Cuachon Jr. said the OFWs are asymptomatic and are undergoing mandatory quarantine at a hotel in this capital town until May 13. The Aklanon repatriates arrived in this province on April 29.
Except, he’s really not.”He’s got all the gear on and I mistook him for one of my players today because he looks in good condition, he’s testing well,” coach Tana Umaga said, having watched him complete a “bronco” shuttle-run exercise the day before.Legendary first-five Spencer – now aged 42 – guided the Aucklanders to their last Super Rugby triumph in 2003 before departing the franchise in 2005.Arguably, they still haven’t replaced him in the No.10 jumper.But the flamboyant 35-cap All Black will return for one final roll of the dice in this weekend’s Brisbane Tens, as the Blues’ wild-card pick.He admitted the event would present its own challenges on an aging body, despite keeping in good nick while coaching Japanese outfit Sanix Blues.Nevertheless, he couldn’t wait to get out there.”Conditioning-wise and fitness-wise I’m fine, but it’s taking that initial contact – which I never liked anyway,” Spencer said with a grin.An unrivalled entertainer on the rugby field, Spencer left Auckland after 96 Super Rugby games to head north and enjoy a fruitful stint with Northampton.He rounded off his playing career in South Africa with the Lions.But the Blues remained his first rugby love, and reigniting his relationship with the franchise was a key reason for his Tens return.”Just to reconnect with the Blues and the club again after such a long period away, that’s probably the main reason,” Spencer said.”I’m always up for a challenge.”With most of his All Blacks regulars absent, Umaga has called upon a youthful squad for the Tens, naming just two stars in Akira Ioane and George Moala.The presence of Spencer would thus be beneficial.”It’s good to have him, he’s a legend of our club,” Umaga said.”I’ve got no expectations, we’ll just play it by ear – when he wants to go on, we’ll put him on, and when he wants to go off, we’ll take him off.” read more