‘Firewalls’ sought vs coronavirus before Chinese New Year exodus

first_imgThe Department of Health shouldimplement “strict quarantine protocols” especially this month when“millions of Chinese nationals are expected to travel” to the countryto celebrate the Lunar New Year holiday, Senate Health Committee chair Bong Gosaid. How the new coronavirus developed Authorities at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 use thermal imaging cameras to detect travelers with signs of coronavirus. CNN PH “With more than half a millionpeople also in evacuation sites in Batangas, one could imagine how a contagiousvirus could wreak havoc on our people who are displaced,” he said,referring to Filipinos displaced by the recent eruption of the Taal Volcano. “Hinihikayatko na paigtingin ng DOH at DOTr ang kanilang mga scanning procedures sa lahat ng mga international airports sa bansa, lalong lalo na ‘yung merongdirect flights mula mainland China,Hong Kong at Macau,” he said. Airportofficials in the Philippines’ largest and busiest airport in the capital regionhave started screening passengers, while quarantine officers outside thecapital manually take travelers’ temperatures. “Let us not wait for this to go out ofhand. Let us sound the alarm now and prepare for a worst case scenario.” The Health department should also put upisolation wards where suspected carriers of the Wuhan virus can stay“without having to go inside the main wards” to prevent a possibleoutbreak, Red Cross chair and Senator Richard Gordon said in a statement.center_img The health department said it wasprobing the case of a 5-year-old boy who traveled to Wuhan, China and hadtested positive for the coronavirus. Whilethese measures are in place, passengers should continually read about the newdisease, be vigilant against its symptoms, and find ways on how to avoidspreading the virus, Go said. (ABS-CBN News/PN) “Inaasahanna milyon milyong mga Chinese angmagbibiyahe. All the more that we should safeguard our people from thispotential health risk,” he said, noting that 3 Chinese tourists who arrived inKalibo exhibited symptoms of the deadly virus strain. Several airports across the Asia-Pacifichave tightened security measures for travelers, especially from China afterauthorities said the virus – which has infected some 440 people in Asia’slargest economy – could mutate and be transmitted through the respiratorytract. “Every hospital, every healthfacility public, private or run by local governments have to put in placecontingency plans for patients who are consulting for runny nose, cough, sorethroat and fever,” Gordon said. MANILA – Government agencies in thecountry were urged to put up “firewalls” – or stricter quarantine areas – fortravelers who will test positive for the Wuhan coronavirus, a communicableillness that has killed nearly a dozen in China.last_img read more

Mourinho plays down title hopes

first_img Chelsea have won the title once since Mourinho’s departure – in 2009-10 under Carlo Ancelotti – and his second Blues team is often compared to his first. The Chelsea boss believes his current squad have the potential to replicate the long period of success enjoyed by his first team, who won the Blues’ first championship in 50 years in Mourinho’s first season in 2005. “My team here was an amazing team, it was a team that lasted for almost a decade and won lots of trophies for the club,” Mourinho said. “These people here are just starting and I don’t want to compare. “Potentially this team is good and hopefully we will have a good decade because only John (Terry) and Frank (Lampard) and a couple more are over 30, after that they are young guys with lots of years to play.” Hazard could be the cornerstone of the Chelsea of the present and future. But Mourinho does not believe the Belgian’s performance against the Magpies was any better than other displays in recent weeks. “The only difference was that he scored a hat-trick for the first time,” Mourinho added. “But it was a very similar performance to the one he had at Hull, at City, at home against (Manchester) United, against Liverpool, at Southampton. “He’s playing basically the same way. In my opinion he’s playing really well. Big evolution, consistency, ambition. Fantastic.” The latest victory came without captain Terry, who missed his first Premier League minutes of the season as a precaution due to a muscular strain but could be back for Tuesday’s match at West Brom. “It’s not an injury, it’s almost an injury,” said Mourinho, who revealed Fernando Torres could also play at The Hawthorns. “We decided not to risk and to protect him. Normally he’s ready for Tuesday.” Newcastle boss Alan Pardew bemoaned injuries, the form of Hazard and substitute Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa’s decision to wrestle Samuel Eto’o to the ground and concede a penalty. Pardew said: “I don’t know why he’s grabbed him quite in that manner and I think Mapou’s scratching his head about why he got himself in that position.” Newcastle were already two down at that point as Hazard enjoyed his afternoon and Moussa Sissoko fluffed a chance at 1-0. The Newcastle boss believes the current Chelsea squad is as good as any from Mourinho’s first spell and is also optimistic of a resurgence from his team. “This is as good as he’s had. They’ve got a good chance,” Pardew said. “We need those players back, especially for games at this level. “Tottenham is a game I’d like to think we can get through and hopefully get a strong result. “And then after that I think a lot of our big players will come back to us and for the next 13 games I think we’ll be strong and then in the summer we’ve got work to do.” Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho again downplayed his side’s title chances after Eden Hazard’s hat-trick earned a 3-0 win over Newcastle which took the Blues to the top of the Premier League standings. “We are playing well. People individually are in a good moment, the team is getting results and we are top of the league. “That is something that we can’t hide, but I say the same and I feel the same. I don’t change.” When told that bookmakers had made Chelsea title favourites, Mourinho said: “I don’t bet.” Hazard struck two goals in eight first-half minutes and a second-half penalty as Chelsea capitalised on Arsenal’s 5-1 loss at Liverpool and Manchester City’s goalless draw at Norwich. “A big result is always surprising,” Mourinho added. “When two big teams are playing against each other, you are never expecting such a big result, but sometimes it happens. “Norwich is not easy. We beat them there in the last minutes. “These are the results that can happen to any one of us. But when it happens to City it’s more surprising, because City are City, their attacking power is fantastic, so when they get this kind of result, it’s a bit surprising.” Press Association Mourinho is now tired of his little horse metaphor coined after Monday’s win at Manchester City, but he maintains Chelsea are still third favourites behind Arsenal and City despite taking advantage of their rivals’ slips on Saturday. “It’s time to kill the horses,” Mourinho said. last_img read more

Six Injured After Lightning Strike at PGA Tour Championship in Atlanta

first_imgA lightning strike at the PGA Tour Championship injured six people in Atlanta over the weekend.The third round at East Lake was completed earlier in the day after it was called off Saturday when six people were injured after lightningstruck a pine tree just off the 16th tee. Atlanta police said all the injured fans, who were seeking shelter at the time in a VIP tent while playwas suspended, were treated and released.Watch lightning strike here:Meanwhile, Rory McIlroy is celebrating his second career FedExCup title after winning the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. Thank you for your continued support of the #FedExCup! See you in 2020. https://t.co/Euki7djSUI— Rory McIlroy (@McIlroyRory) August 26, 2019 McIlroy fired a four-under 66 in Sunday’s final round to beat Xander Schauffele by four strokes.Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka tied for third place at minus-13.McIlroy joins Tiger Woods as the only two-time FedExCup winners since it began in 2007.He takes home a record prize of 15-million-dollars.last_img read more

USC women’s basketball trio named All-Pac-12

first_imgRising to the occasion · Junior forward Kristen Simon was named to the All-Pac-12 Team after leading USC in scoring and rebounding this year – Jo Danielle Esteban | Daily TrojanThree Trojans garnered All-Pac-12 honors on Tuesday as the women’s basketball team continued preparations for its conference tournament, which begins on Thursday with a game against Cal.Junior forward Kristen Simon was named to the All-Pac-12 Team, while senior guard Courtney Jaco was an honorable mention for the All-Pac-12 and All-Defensive teams. Freshman guard Minyon Moore rounded out the trio, earning a spot on the All-Freshman Team.Simon is USC’s leading scorer and rebounder this season, and her spot on the All-Pac-12 Team is the first all-conference honor of her career. Simon was named Pac-12 Player of the Week on Dec. 5, and she has notched 10 double-doubles so far this campaign, leading the Trojans in scoring in 10 games and pacing the team in rebounds on 19 occasions. Simon also won Most Valuable Player at the Great Alaska Shootout in November, as she led the Trojans to victories over Missouri State and Portland.Senior captain Jaco nabbed her second consecutive All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention this year (the All-Defensive Honorable Mention was the first of her career). The guard provides plenty of offense for the Trojans as the No. 2 all-time 3-point scorer in program history, and four more baskets from beyond the arc will tie her career high of 72 3-point makes in one season. But Jaco was also honored for her defense this year (she averages over a steal per game) and for her role as a workhorse, as she leads USC in minutes played.Moore is the youngest member of the trio of all-conference Trojans, and she has already made her mark at USC. Moore was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week twice this season — most recently last week — and was the first player in program history to be selected as the USBWA National Freshman of the Week. Her 15 assists against Sacramento State in December was the second-highest single-game tally in USC history, and Moore leads her team in both steals (2.0) and assists (4.0) per game.With this trio of stars in their lineup, the Trojans will now look to make a Cinderella run in the Pac-12 Tournament. Nine-seed USC will hope to edge Cal in the first round before upsetting top-seeded Oregon State in the quarterfinals. The Trojans’ tournament opener against the Bears tips off in Seattle at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday.last_img read more