ILOILO – Most of the cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in this province are not indigenous or locally transmitted, according to Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. * more stringent criteria in determining LSIs to avoid unintended migration They are mostly locally stranded individuals (LSIs), he stressed while calling on the National Task Force Against COVID-19 to extend the moratorium on the return of Ilonggos stranded elsewhere around the country. Lorenzana is the chief of the National Task Force Against COVID-19. “If we are to expect more LSIs and repatriated overseas workers, our handling should be at our maximum level. Crucial to us therefore is the condition of our quarantine facilities and the capacity of our frontliners. It is in this regard that we appeal for additional suspension of the return of LSIs to the province,” Defensor implored Lorenzana. “You remember the scenario last June 26 and June 27? The last two LSI voyages naton before the moratorium…around 700 ang nag-abot. Indi naton gusto ang scenario sa pier (in Manila) nga ang aton mga kasimanwa madungan abot didto, gutok, wala social distancing. Kon mag-amo na ang sitwasyon, sila ang una nga malatnan,” said Defensor./PN Defensor said he also wanted LGUs to improve first their quarantine facilities. “We really would like to welcome back stranded Ilonggos. However, we are presently constrained to earnestly request for a further suspension of their return until July 27 until we are able to execute the intended additional protocols,” read part of Defensor’s letter to Secretary Delfin Lorenzana of the Department of National Defense. * LSIs should be subject to real time-reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test before travelling to Iloilo The governor made it clear that while the provincial government wants stranded Ilonggos back, the LSIs should also make sure they are virus-free to protect their respective homes. The moratorium took effect on June 28. Data from the Department of Health (DOH) showed Iloilo’s total COVID-19 cases at 219 as of yesterday. Of these, 61 were indigenous while 158 were repatriates (LSIs and repatriated overseas workers). Likewise, he added, “we are reorienting our healthcare workers, Philippine National Police, responders on infection control protocols.” “We are now conducting an inventory of space, review personnel capacity, and adjustment of physical facilities,” Defensor informed Lorenzana. Community quarantine fatigue has adversely affected their execution of disease prevention and control measures, thereby leading to incidences of transmission, he explained. * organized return of LSIs for better observation of social distancing at the point of origin and during the voyage, and for better anticipation and handling by the local government units (LGUs) of their arrival and quarantine The additional protocols which Defensor wants to institute are the following: “After four months of community quarantine, we want to afford our frontliners a much needed break while reviewing the basics,” according to Defensor.
“I proved myself the first time and I’m ready to do it again,” the WBC champion said. “It was a very controversial fight. I promise my fans that there won’t be any controversy with this one. I’m going to finish it.”I’m happy and I’m excited that the rematch is finally happening. I want to give the fans what they want to see. I’ve been doing it with my last three outings — Fury, Dominic Breazeale and Luis Ortiz. They’ve been spectacular events — from my ring walks where I gather all the energy of the people, to my uniforms that I wear to help spread that energy. “Then I give them what they all come for — the knockouts, and my knockouts have been amazing.” “There’s no more ducking and diving,” Fury told reporters. “The date has been set, and the ‘Bomb Squad’ is about to be securely detonated and the real champion crowned as the world watches on for the most anticipated fight in years.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a year”This is unfinished business for me, but come Feb. 22, this dosser will finally get what’s coming to him, and I can’t wait!”Fury also explained his surprising decision to split with longtime trainer Ben Davison in the build-up to the fight, saying their work had gone “stale.” SugarHill Steward will instead train Fury.”We’re going to go back to basics,” Fury said on ESPN’s “College GameDay.””I trained with SugarHill Steward back in 2010, we got on like a house on fire.”I was going a little bit stale, repetitive, doing the same things day in, day out for years. I needed a change.”@ringmagazineNumber 1 – @Tyson_FuryNumber 2 – @BronzeBomberWhen number one and number two in the ratings fight, the Ring Magazine belt is on the line #WilderFury2 pic.twitter.com/T6gDHb2R6c— Frank Warren (@frankwarren_tv) December 27, 2019Wilder insists it is he who will end any doubt over who is the better fighter. Tyson Fury believes his rematch against Deontay Wilder on Feb. 22 will see “the real champion” crowned when he defeats the American.The WBC heavyweight title will be on the line as Fury and Wilder, who fought to a thrilling draw in December 2018, do battle at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.