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.
According to Riza Otayde, deputy chief for operations division of the LTO-6, the closure would give authorities time to disinfect the area. BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGABACOLOD City – At least 50 employees of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) in this city were placed under a 14-day quarantine. A coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) positive patient was confirmed to have visited the agency’s premises. Normal operations of the agency will resume once results of the swab test come out and disinfection of the premises is finished, she added./PN Guara said the 50 LTO personnel will undergo swab testing. The LTO-Bacolod compound, which houses the Negros Occidental Licensing Center, Bacolod City District Office and Negros Occidental Law Enforcement Service, were also temporarily closed. Susan Guara, head of the LTO-Bacolod Licensing Department, said it was Victorias City’s Mayor Frederick Palanca who informed their regional office that a male locally stranded individual visited the LTO compound on July 16 and 17 to process his driver’s license. read more