Advertisement Comment Arsenal beat Vitoria Guimaraes two weeks ago at the Emirates (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal are back in European action on a Wednesday night this week, but they have not made a magical return to the Champions League, it is simply down to Portuguese traffic.The Gunners travel to take on Vitoria Guimaraes in the Europa League, but with the unusual kick-off time of 3.50pm on Wednesday, rather than Thursday evening.Guimaraes is near Braga, in northern Portugal, and they are also playing at home in the Europa League this week, so Guimaraes’ fixture was moved for safety reasons and to reduce traffic.The two stadiums are less than half-an-hour apart, so it is understandable, and Braga vs Besiktas will remain on Thursday at 8pm.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe afternoon kick-off is due to the fact that Europa League fixtures cannot clash with Champions League contests, and there is a full set of those on Wednesday.This means that there is no problem with televising the fixture, though, with Guimaraes vs Arsenal being shown on BT Sport 2, with coverage starting at 3.30pm.The reverse fixture was a memorable contest as they came from behind to pinch a 3-2 win, thanks to two fantastic Nicolas Pepe free-kicks.Arsenal would usually return to Premier League action on the Sunday after a Thursday fixture, but are instead travelling to take on Leicester City at 5.30pm on Saturday.MORE: Chris Wilder better option than Jose Mourinho or Max Allegri for Man Utd or Arsenal, says Tony CascarinoMORE: Unai Emery slammed for starting Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil against Wolves Advertisement Why is Vitoria Guimaraes vs Arsenal in the Europa League on Wednesday at 3.50pm? Metro Sport ReporterMonday 4 Nov 2019 1:58 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link47Shares
ILOILO City – Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures,according to Mayor Jerry Treñas. * people travelling by sea from Metro Manila (and its cities),Batangas seaport through the roll-on/roll-off ports “They are waiting for our lead. Kon ano aton obra, obrahon man nila,” said Treñas. Treñas assured Ilonggos there is no need to panic. The movement of people would be further reduced, according to themayor, not only of those entering and leaving the city but even of peoplewithin the city. “You know, ang aton diri kaywala kita mga test kits (for COVID-19, we can’t be certain about thecases). Seguro the most logical nga obrahon ta is considered them asalready (COVID-19) positive,” said Treñas. Immune-compromised people or those who are at a higher risk ofbeing infected by COVID-19 (such as senior citizens, children, and pregnantwomen) are also listed in the EO as “non-essential entry”. “They shall be subjected to the protocols, decision tools andtriages issued by accredited health authorities, and escorted to theirrespective residences for voluntary home quarantine,” read the EO. Treñas also announced that the two-week cancellation of classes inall levels – which starts today – will be extended until April 14 instead ofMarch 31. “All students are required to stay at home and be safe to preventthe spread of the virus,” he said. He cited two reported deaths in two separate hospitals here. He also told Panay Newof having secured assurances of cooperation from managements of various malls. “You can’t just leave your house all the time. Do so only when seeking out essential needssuch as medicines and food. But essential businesses should remain open such asbanks, gas stations…We will be identifying these essential businesses,” saidTreñas. He mentioned Guimaras’ Gov. Samuel Gumarin, Iloilo’s Gov. ArthurDefensor Jr., Aklan’s Gov. Florencio Miraflores, and Capiz’s Gov. EstebanContreras. The malls would be shutting down, including their tenant stores,should there be a lockdown, said Treñas. For the barangays, the mayor said, the city government is alreadypreparing barangay day care centers for the provision of community/mobilekitchens. Treñas revealed he already conferred with the managements ofsupermarkets and pharmacies and they assured him of the supply of goods. Cargo ships will be allowed to enter Iloilo City, Treñas said,subject to the guidelines from the Department of Health’s (DOH) Bureau ofQuarantine. “This is best of everybody. I hope everyone will cooperate,” hesaid. FILE PHOTO BY IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN Executive Order (EO) No. 050 identified the following as“non-essential entry”: Just this March 16, the city government started imposing travelrestrictions. Treñas prohibited the “non-essential entry of persons travellingby sea” until April 14. Citing the number of persons under monitoring (980) and personsunder investigation (27) here for possible coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19),he said a lockdown may be imposed. According to the mayor, he already informed the governors ofvarious provinces in Western Visayas about his plan to put the city in alockdown. During a lockdown, only “essential establishments” would beallowed to operate so that residents could continue accessing essential goodsfor their daily needs, he said. “In emergency situations like this, speed is crucial. We have tomove fast so we can stop the virus from spreading, and save lives,” accordingto Treñas. * people travelling by sea who, prior to entering Iloilo City, canbe shown to have come from the 120 countries identified by the World HealthOrganization as having cases of COVID-19 Treñas tasked the Iloilo City Police Office, Armed Forces of thePhilippines and Philippine Coast Guard to enforce the border restriction. Iloilo City has 180 barangays. However, the crew or passengers of the cargo ships or vesselscannot be allowed to disembark, the EO stressed./PN
Nineteen long-term care facilities in Florida have either a suspected or confirmed case of coronavirus, state health care officials said at a news briefing Wednesday.One of the cases, a 77-year-old, died earlier this week from the highly contagious virus.Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Mary Mayhew said she cannot reveal the names or addresses of the nursing facilities where cases are confirmed, citing patient privacy requirements.However, her staff is at those centers to support their response efforts.The potential infections at the centers come as Gov. Ron DeSantis requests additional test kits and supplies to fight the coronavirus. He stated in a briefing on Wednesday those efforts have been affected by supply shortages.