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first_imgOther areas with LSIs were Negros Occidental (4,654), Capiz (4,066), Iloilo province (2,945), Aklan (2,591), Iloilo City (924), Bacolod City (663), and Guimaras (339). “We will use it as a temporary receiving area in case of mass arrivals,” he said. Trips to the region were temporarily suspended for two weeks beginning June 28 upon the order of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) due to a surge in COVID-19 cases. Meanwhile, Iloilo province at 2,465 has the most number of repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). As of July 2, 6,864 overseas workers have been repatriated to Region 6. Of these, 94 or 1.4 percent were positive for COVID-19 in RT-PCT tests. * Iloilo province – 55 “Decrease your mobility because we have no idea of the pending result,” Reyes stressed. Other areas with repatriated OFWs were Bacolod City (831), Capiz (821), Iloilo City (813), Aklan (759), Antique (547), Negros Occidental (489), and Guimaras (199). * Guimaras – eight Most of the LSIs and repatriated OFWs were from Metro Manila and Cebu. Region 6 has 389 cases as of yesterday (Aklan, six; Antique, 15; Capiz, six; Guimaras, zero; Iloilo province, 40; Negros Occidental, five; Bacolod City, 11; Iloilo City, 35; repatriates, 271). Nuñez said he was looking for a warehouse within Iloilo that can be converted into a quarantine facility to accommodate around 100 people. * Antique – five LGUs should prepare quarantine facilities and the extraction of specimens from returning LSIs. * Aklan – five * Iloilo City – 42 Data from DOH-6 as of yesterday showed the following areas with COVID-19-positive LSIs and OFWs (combined to reach 271 cases): Office of Civil Defense regional director Jose Roberto Nuñez said they expected more than 40,000 LSIs. ILOILO City – At 5,381, the province of Antique has the most number of locally stranded individuals (LSI) in Western Visayas, data from the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6 showed. Local government units (LGUs) in Western Visayas were advised recently to prepare for the arrival of more LSIs once airline and boat trips resume. Dr. Renilyn Reyes, head of DOH-6’s Public Health Program Development, said LSIs and OFWs must strictly observe 14 days of quarantine upon their return. She also said individuals subjected to confirmatory RT-PCR test should have themselves quarantined while waiting for the result. As of July 2, 21,563 LSIs have returned to Region 6 since April. Of these, 150 or 0.65 percent were found positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in RT-PCT (real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) tests. * Negros Occidental – 113 * Capiz – two * Bacolod City – 41 Meanwhile, he said the region needs a lot of RT-PCR test kits./PNlast_img read more

first_imgShare UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Submit Related Articles Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 The UK betting industry breathes a sigh of relief, as Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has detailed no industry tax hike for the governments annual budget.Prior to yesterday’s budget presentation, a number of industry stakeholders had outlined concerns regarding further taxes being demanded from the UK betting sector.At Lunchtime, Hammond would present Commons a budget ‘designed to help Britain’s younger workers’, with the Chancellor abolishing UK Stamp Duty for first-time property buyers up to £300,000, presented as Hammond’s key proposal.With Brexit dominating the UK political and business agenda, the Chancellor has ‘revised down’ UK productivity, and growth with UK GDP forecasts downgraded to 1.4% from 2018, 1.3% and 1.5% in subsequent years.For UK alcohol, tobacco and gambling sectors, the government has detailed a soft hand approach. Tobacco will be priced at 2% above ‘retail-price-index’ inflation. While the government has chosen only to increase taxes on cheap ‘high strength’ alcohol, which the UK press has referred to a ‘white ciders tax’.Though the UK betting sector has escaped a nasty Christmas surprise, all industry commentators believe that 2018 will be a year of further industry regulation and change.Yesterday the UK Competitions & Markets Authority (CMA) issued an industry warning, demanding that stakeholders alter their bonus terms and conditions, to avoid future punishments.The governances of FTSE-listed operators are currently awaiting the UK governments triennial review judgement on FOBTs wagering levels and industry advertising standards, which has been moved to a further ’12-week consultation period’.Following a 2017 featuring some high-profile industry compliance and social responsibility failures, industry stakeholders are in accordance that the UK government will likely take a tougher stance on the sector with regards to its revenue channels and operating standards.Rumour is rife within the betting sector, with regards to how its bigger operators handle tougher business regulations. Industry analysts and investors weigh up whether 2018 will see another paradigm of M&A activity triggered by panic, pressure or desire for growth. Share StumbleUponlast_img read more