No confirmed nCoV case yet in Capiz – PHO

first_imgMeanwhile, Gov. Esteban Evan Contreras clarifiedthe situation to the public yesterday as he advised them to refrain fromposting, sending and sharing unverified information or reports and “fake news”through short message services and social media sites./PN BY MERLINDA BAGNATE Therelease of the result is expected within 48 to 72 hours, it said.           ProvincialHealth officer Dr. Samuel Delfin said the PUI, a 51-year-old man who had atravel history in Hong Kong and Macau from Jan. 25 to Jan. 29, is still underhospital quarantine and in good condition. Accordingto PHO-Capiz, all collected specimen from the patient were sent last Feb. 3 tothe Research Institute for Tropical Medicine in Alabang, Muntinlupa City forlaboratory confirmation. The PHO-Capiz made the statementyesterday following reports from social media that the first person underinvestigation (PUI) was reported positive of the disease.  ROXAS City– There is no confirmed case yet of the 2019 novel coronavirus acuterespiratory disease in Capiz, the Provincial Health Office (PHO) here said.last_img read more

New legal status proposed for Iowa lemonade stands

first_imgDES MOINES — A few kids who’ve operated lemonade stands in Iowa have had a sour experience — with the law. Representative Ray “Bubba” Sorenson of Greenfield says that’s because the iconic child-run lemonade stand is technically illegal in Iowa.“This bill looks to right that wrong,” Sorenson says, “so we don’t continue to have headlines like: ‘Iowa police shut down 4 year old’s lemonade stand.’”The bill passed the House last night by unanimous vote.“I think it’s great to encourage young folks to get out there and be young entrepreneurs,” said Representative Sharon Steckman of Mason City.In 2011, police shut down at least three lemonade stands in Coralville the kids didn’t get a permit or under a health inspection to run a food stand on the day RAGBRAI — the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa — came to town.Representative Mary Mascher of Iowa City voted for the bill, but aired this concern about lemonade and food stands run by children: “If parents are going to choose to allow their kids to do this, they also need to know that there’s some liability involved and if someone does get sick, or if there is a problem in any way, shape or form that, in essense, the parent’s insurance would have to cover that.”In the past couple of years, lawmakers in Texas and Utah have passed laws legalizing lemonade stands set up kids. A few cities around the country have cracked down on kids — including Girl Scouts — selling cookies. The bill passed by the Iowa House would give kids under the age of 18 a pass on having to apply for business and food permits if they sell baked goods as well as beverages.last_img read more