Another COVID-19 frontliner dies; Confirmed cases now over 500

first_imgMANILA – Another coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) frontliner, a renowned cardiologist in the country, joined the growing list of virus casualty as the confirmed cases have reached over 500 on Tuesday. Dr. Raul Diaz Jara. Philippine Heart Association PHA also noted Jara’s massive contribution and devotion to the advancement of Philippine cardiology. Dr. Raul Diaz Jara, an esteemed cardiologist and internist, died on early Tuesday morning after testing positive to COVID-19, the Philippine Heart Association (PHA) said in a statement. “It is with profound sadness that we announce the loss of one of the great pillars of cardiology, PHA past president Dr. Raul Diaz Jara. He was a great father, teacher, mentor, poet, author, singer, colleague, friend,” the PHA said in a statement. Several other frontliners have succumbed to COVID-19. Cardiologist Israel Bactol of the Philippine Heart Center, anesthesiologist Gregorio Macasaet III of Manila Doctors Hospital, and oncologist Rose Pulido of the San Juan de Dios Hospital passed away recently. The number of people who tested positive for the coronavirus disease in the Philippines jumped to 552, with the death toll remaining at 33. The number of patients who have recovered is now at 19./PNlast_img read more

Cameroon Appoint Seedorf as Manager, Kluivert Assistant

first_imgClarence Seedorf has been appointed Cameroon’s new manager after a deal for Sven-Goran Eriksson fell through. Former Real Madrid, AC Milan and Netherlands midfielder Seedorf will be assisted by his former international teammate Patrick Kluivert.The length of Seedorf’s contract with the five-time African champions will be announced later this month.Seedorf, 42, has previously managed AC Milan, Chinese club Shenzhen and Deportivo La Coruna. He lasted less than six months in all three roles. Seedorf, who replaces Hugo Broos, will have at least a year to work with the team before the 2019 Nations Cup tournament starts on home soil.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more