Five ways OH can make itself indispensable during Covid-19

first_imgFive ways OH can make itself indispensable during Covid-19On 5 Feb 2021 in Clinical governance, Coronavirus, OH service delivery, Research, Occupational Health, Personnel Today Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: December 2020Fatigue and workplace exercise programmesWork-related fatigue is related to a range of negative consequences, including poor productivity. This study… Related posts: No comments yet. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website Image: Shutterstock Much as it is causing intense day-to-day challenges, Covid-19 is also offering OH practitioners – nurses and physicians – a unique and rare opportunity to review and extend their leadership role. Dr Chow Sze Loon outlines five ways in which OH can make itself indispensable during this ongoing pandemic.Even before the World Health Organization (WHO) announced Covid-19 as a global pandemic on 11 March 2020, workplaces were carrying out various strategies to detect and prevent what was then still a novel viral infection from infecting their workforce.About the authorDr Chow Sze Loon is a practising public health medicine specialist and occupational health doctor under the Public Health Division of the State Health Department of Penang, Ministry of Health, MalaysiaAs hard-pressed occupational health practitioners have become only too aware this year, the new role the profession has had to take on in navigating the pandemic, in advising and guiding employers and employees alike, is unprecedented. As Occupational Health & Wellbeing has also highlighted in recent editions, it is also potentially a golden opportunity for OH to showcase its value to the wider workplace of various industries.Occupational health practitioners – nurses and physicians – must seize the opportunity the pandemic represents to advise employers on the growing demand for preventive and control measures that can reduce absence and/or stop or slow the transmission of Covid-19 within the workplace.Within this, practitioners also have an opportunity to review and extend their current practice and role during this pandemic. Five common key areas are explored in this article which offer all practitioners an insight for reflection and, in turn, enhancing our roles and value we present to the workplace health table.1) Become your organisation’s “resource person”.Covid-19 is not in itself an occupational disease, except for those who are working as on the front line within healthcare facilities.However, that does not remove the risk of exposure among employees, especially where cases have been reported sporadically and community transmission has been established.Thus, it is timely for practitioners to be reviewing and updating the current workplace occupational safety and health policy within their organisation (or client organisations) so that it is relevant to the demands and restrictions of the pandemic.This is likely to be led by local and national government directives (for example, in the UK, Public Health England), guidance from the WHO, and industry-specific tool kits.Practitioners will need to address and promote issues such as workplace cleanliness and hygiene, hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene and etiquette as well as establishing physical screening processes around premises.Occupational health practitioners can make themselves the vital “resource person” within their organisation. This could include, for example, ‘translating’ official, industry or government directives or guidance for busy managers and employers so they are clear on the specific practical steps they need to be implementing.Or, to cite another example, it could be advising on the recommended choice of hand sanitiser, the frequency of cleaning and disinfection within the workplace, the specific mechanisms required to screen employees and visitors before entering the premises and so on.2) Take the lead on risk assessment, screening and testing.Not every employee needs to be screened for Covid-19. Risk assessment is therefore an important task to undertake by all organisations.Regardless of mass Covid-19 screening or targeted testing, the ultimate aim remains the same: to detect the case early for isolation with treatment and the timely search for all close contacts to prevent subsequent transmission.WHO advocates a targeted approach to seeking, testing and isolating cases, so limiting the expansion of the disease. Such an approach, in turn, requires the OH practitioners to stratify the risk of an employee getting the infection following a known exposure.The exposure could be of geographical (cluster reported in certain localities) or close contact to a confirmed positive case (usually those sharing the same household and/or work space).Transmission risk depends on factors such as contact pattern, infectiousness of the host and the duration of exposure. Most transmission occurs through close range contact (at least 15 minutes face to face and within two metres), as highlighted by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.3) Manage the misinformation “infodemic”.WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is right when he says: “This is a time for facts, not fear. This is a time for rationality, not rumours. This is a time for solidarity, not stigma.”In the midst of pandemic, nations are also battling against what has been called an “infodemic” of fake news, misinformation, and conspiracy theories are frequently flooding the social media.This phenomena is worrying, not least because it can undermine trust in health institutions and public health measures.In the workplace setting, the occupational health practitioner should recognise this ongoing threat and work to position themselves as the person within their organisation where people can go to for authoritative, practical, calm evidence-based advice and guidance.For example, employees must be reminded constantly that transmission is through respiratory droplets and not airborne.Symptomatic and pre-symptomatic transmission (one to two days before symptom onset) is likely to play a greater role in the viral transmission as compared to asymptomatic individuals. Hence, this explains the rationale of physical distancing, respiratory etiquette, hand hygiene and mask wearing in crowded places.4) Provide leadership on return to work after diagnosis/surveillanceReturn to work after isolation and treatment is possible when a Covid-19 RT-PCR test is negative and symptoms are improving.Upon returning to work, the employee must be advised to continue practising the new normal of preventive measures, which includes wearing a mask, using hand sanitiser and maintaining physical distancing.The OH practitioner, again, is likely to take a leading role along with an opportunity to make yourself, your organisation’s go-to resource and point of expertise during this process.For example, you may be called on to advise your organisation on the need to screen other employees if there is workplace exposure prior to the diagnosis. Early detection and isolation are both crucial in preventing transmission in workplace.5) Be centre-stage in helping managers and employees cope with stress and mental ill healthFinally, it is becoming increasingly clear that, running alongside the day-to-day management and mitigation of Covid-19 itself, there are going to be massive, and potentially long-term, challenges around employee mental health and wellbeing.Employees with existing medical conditions may be at particular risk of developing stress during pandemic, given all the uncertainty. But, from lockdown through to working from home or in a front line capacity, anxiety and stress is something many people will be experiencing. As such, OH services can be central in terms of day-to-day management and support.OH practitioners, for example, can play a pivotal role in helping employees to recognise the signs and symptoms of stress, and direct them to helpful resources for mental health and peer support.It is important to identify the early signs of mental distress and provide relevant mental health support. This can include signposting and referring on to counselling or an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), Psychological First Aid (PFA) or even more specialist support to mitigate the effect of stress.References“Coronavirus is an opportunity, but also a risk, for occupational health”, Occupational Health & Wellbeing, July 2020, https://www.personneltoday.com/?p=254561; “Occupational health faces five ‘scale-up challenges’ to meet demand post pandemic”, Occupational Health & Wellbeing, September 2020, https://www.personneltoday.com/?p=258017center_img Five ways occupational health needs to scale up post pandemicThe Covid-19 pandemic has left occupational health practitioners struggling to cope with massive return-to-work, mental health, risk management and infection… Occupational health education facing a challenging future post pandemicThere were serious concerns about the future of occupational health training even before the pandemic threw our education system up… Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Sceneplay: Manhattan

first_imgby Adam BurrowsWoody Allen’s Manhattan has produced one of film’s most memorable and iconographic love scenes. Mary (Diane Keaton) and Ike (Woody Allen) meet at a party and ride home in a cab together. At first Mary plays coy to Ike’s subtle and sharp wit. But soon, his humour wins her over, and their midnight stroll takes them to a bench by the 59th Street Bridge, looking over the river and watching the sunrise. Douglas Brode thinks this scene perhaps the movie’s strongest moment: “In the film’s most unforgettable image, Mary and Isaac grow deeply involved with one another on a wistful New York late-night interlude.” Accompanied by Gershwin’s “Someone to Watch Over Me”, sumptuously photographed in black and white by cinematographer Gordon Willis, the scene is irresistibly romantic.But behind Ike and Mary’s blossoming relationship, like all other attachments in Manhattan, is a dysfunction which will cause future upset. As the couple come to rest for the scene’s final shot on the river bank, Allen shows his genius for composing a single image which both romanticises and disrupts the moment. The wide-screen format used by Allen in the film allows for the positioning of Mary and Ike to the extreme right of the frame. The industrial towers to the extreme left of the frame disrupt the visual harmony and contribute to the feeling of disjunction about the couple.They appear dwarfed by the magnificent and imposing bridge which dominates the shot. The characters even comment on the beauty of the city as Ike says “This city is really a great city, I don’t care what anyone says.” But his enthusiasm is met with a harsh rebuke from Mary, who reminds Ike that she has a lunch date with another man later that day.Mary’s sudden realisation of other personal engagements occurs in the context of what we already know about the characters themselves. Ike is dating a 17-year old schoolgirl, perhaps to overcome the depression of his failed marriage. Mary is the dutiful mistress to Yale, a married man and Ike’s best friend. As characters, they can both be forgiven for wanting to indulge in the romantic sunset, but they must face the reality of their own romantic failures to begin with. The bridge itself plays a part in Allen’s visual genius. It is not the Brooklyn Bridge of 8mm or the Verrazano of Saturday Night Fever, this is the little known 59th Street Bridge which links NYC to the district of Queens. It is also better known in literary terms as the bridge which links Manhattan to the Valley of Ashes in The Great Gatsby. These may be facts of local and literary knowledge, but they prove that director Woody Allen was not simply placing his tripod in front of any old bridge in Manhattan. Nor was cinematographer Gordon Willis clumsily aligning his shot so that it looked nice and romantic. In the modern contemporary culture of one of the world’s biggest cities, Woody Allen teaches us that romance is a transient thing. Like the New York sunrise, it can be breathtaking, but it also signifies the onset of new problems.last_img read more

Man, 25, charged with arson in connection with Hickory Village Apartments

first_img WhatsApp Man, 25, charged with arson in connection with Hickory Village Apartments Twitter WhatsApp Photo credit: Mary Caltrider, ABC 57 News Charges have been filed against a Mishawaka man in connection with the fire, early Monday morning, Dec. 14, at Hickory Village Apartments.Anthony Ware, 25, faces two counts of arson and a count of giving a false identity.At least three eyewitnesses said they saw Ware or heard him knocking on apartment doors moments before the fire erupted. Investigators also found possible evidence in Ware’s vehicle linking him to the blaze. IndianaLocalNews Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook By Jon Zimney – December 17, 2020 0 182 Facebook Pinterest Google+ Previous articleForecast for Indiana’s two-year budget better than lawmakers expectedNext articleTwo suspects arrested in connection with Waterford Glen Apartments deadly shootings Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

Press release: New Government Action Plan Pledges to Improve the Lives of LGBT People

first_imgThe action plan – announced today in response to the survey results – will include a £4.5m fund to address inequality and support the delivery of actions in the plan in areas including health, education, personal safety and the workplace. It says the Government will, among other actions: government pledges £4.5million of funding to deliver the plan action plan responds to the largest national survey of LGBT people in the world support LGBT students and teachers to improve diversity and tolerance in educational settings, as 19% of respondents had experienced verbal harassment, insults or other hurtful comments in education. We will invest in programmes that tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in schools, and ensure that the new subjects of Relationships Education, and Relationships and Sex Education will support all pupils, whatever their developing sexual orientation or gender identity. We can be proud that the UK is a world leader in advancing LGBT rights, but the overwhelming response to our survey has shone a light on the many areas where we can improve the lives of LGBT people. was struck by just how many respondents said they cannot be open about their sexual orientation or avoid holding hands with their partner in public for fear of a negative reaction. No one should ever have to hide who they are or who they love. This LGBT action plan will set out concrete steps to deliver real and lasting change across society, from health and education to tackling discrimination and addressing the burning injustices that LGBT people face. statistics relating to workplace, health, incidents and education typically refer to respondents’ experiences in the 12 months preceding the survey. These findings reflect what many LGBT people already know, that there’s still a long way to go until we reach full equality. The simple act of holding hands is something all same-sex couples do with a high degree of caution. Attitudes have changed but there are still pockets of society where we’re far from safe. We’re really pleased that the Government is listening to the thousands upon thousands of LGBT people who responded to this survey and are investing funds in areas where LGBT people face some of the harsher inequalities, such as health care. We now need people in all of Britain’s communities to also come out for LGBT equality and to stand up against the hate and abuse we face daily. Our recent research has shown that LGBT people who are also discriminated against due to their faith, race or disability experience alarming levels of abuse, from across all sectors of society, including within LGBT communities. We all have a part to play in creating a society where every lesbian, gay, bi and trans person is accepted without exception. bring forward proposals to eradicate conversion therapy, as 2% of respondents had undergone and 5% had been offered conversion therapy. We will consider all legislative and non-legislative options to prohibit promoting, offering or conducting conversion therapy plan includes over 70 commitments, including appointing a national adviser to reduce inequality for LGBT people work with the police to improve the response to LGBT hate incidents, as two in five respondents had experienced them, with more than nine in 10 of the most serious incidents going unreported. A refreshed Hate Crime Action Plan will include measures to improve the awareness and skills of police officers and staff to respond to the needs of hate crime victims – including LGBT victims We worked closely with the Government Equalities Office to help develop the National LGBT Survey and we encouraged as many LGBT people as possible to respond. We are delighted that the Government has listened. The proposed Action Plan outlines the concrete steps it will take to address some of the challenges still facing LGBT communities in this country. LGBT people continue to face significant health inequalities and we welcome the Government’s commitment to tackling these through the appointment of an LGBT Health Adviser. We hope that today’s plan is a clear statement of the Government’s commitment to work in partnership with the LGBT charity sector to achieve a fair and equal society where all lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people can achieve their full potential.center_img The ground-breaking new plan will tackle some of the biggest issues facing LGBT people of different ages in the UK today, including: understanding the scale of LGBT abuse online; improving mental healthcare for LGBT people with a focus on suicide prevention; combating homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in schools, and increasing awareness of the services available for LGBT victims of sexual assault and domestic abuse.Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of Stonewall, said: Notes to editors government to end conversion therapy as survey shows 2% of respondents have undergone conversion therapy, and a further 5% have been offered it The Government will eradicate the abhorrent practice of conversion therapy in the UK as part of a new 75-point action plan, published today (Tuesday 3 July), to tackle discrimination and improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the UK.The LGBT Action Plan will be published alongside the results of the largest national survey of LGBT people ever undertaken. The survey, which had over 108,000 respondents, shows LGBT people are experiencing prejudice on a daily basis.More than two in three of those who participated in the survey said they avoided holding hands with a same-sex partner in public for fear of a negative reaction, while 23% said people at work had reacted negatively to them being LGBT and over half of those who accessed or tried to access mental health services said they had to wait too long.Prime Minister Theresa May said: In addition to dealing with the issues facing LGBT people in the UK, the action plan has an international element to help defend the rights of LGBT people globally. The UK continues to be recognised as one of the best countries in Europe for LGBT rights by the International Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) Europe, and the action plan will further cement that reputation. The Government has promised to deliver an international conference with governments and civil society groups focusing on how to progress LGBT equality, and to provide funding to promote LGBT equality worldwide.Paul Martin OBE, Chief Executive at LGBT Foundation, said: Minister for Women and Equalities Penny Mordaunt said: appoint a national LGBT health adviser, as one in five trans respondents said that their specific needs had been ignored or not taken into account. The adviser will focus on reducing the heath inequalities that LGBT people face, and ways to improve the care LGBT people receive when accessing the NHS and public health services Everyone in this country should feel safe and happy to be who they are, and to love who they love, without judgement or fear. I am incredibly proud of the UK’s global leadership on LGBT equality and the fact that this is the largest survey of its kind, but many of the results are very disturbing. It’s unacceptable that people feel they cannot hold hands with their partner in public, and that they are unable to walk down the street without fear of abuse. It is also deeply worrying that LGBT people experience difficulty accessing public services such as healthcare, and that so many are being offered the abhorrent practise of conversion therapy. This Government has done much to promote a diverse, tolerant society and supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people – but it is clear we have more to do. Our Action Plan is a step towards everyone – regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or sex characteristics – being able to live safe, happy and healthy lives where they can be themselves without fear of discrimination. It will mark a culture change to allow LGBT people to feel respected at every level of society. the LGBT survey was launched in July 2017last_img read more

Deadline approaches for John T. Dunlop Undergraduate Thesis Prize

first_imgThe Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government (M-RCBG) at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) is accepting papers for a thesis prize for a graduating Harvard College senior.The John T. Dunlop Thesis Prize in Business and Government will be awarded to the graduating senior who writes the best thesis on a challenging public policy issue at the interface of business and government.“Recent events have illuminated the crucial nature of the business-government relationship. From macroeconomic policy to health care, from the regulation of financial instruments to energy policy, from technological innovation to protecting private pensions, business and government influence one another around the world,” said Roger Porter, the IBM Professor of Business and Government at HKS. “The John T. Dunlop Thesis Prize, named in honor of a giant in this field, allows us to encourage and recognize a new generation of young thinkers as they explore ways of understanding and improving this vital relationship.”The prize will be awarded to the paper that best examines the business-government interface with respect to regulation, corporate responsibility, energy, the environment, health care, education, technology, and human rights, among others. A $500 award will be provided to the author of the winning entry.The prize is named after John T. Dunlop, the Lamont University Professor Emeritus, a widely respected labor economist who served as dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences from 1969 to 1973. An adviser to many U.S. presidents, beginning with Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dunlop was secretary of labor under Gerald Ford, serving from March 1975 to January 1976.In addition to serving as secretary of labor, Dunlop held many other government posts including director of the Cost of Living Council from 1973 to 1974, chairman of the Construction Industry Stabilization Committee from 1993 to 1995, chair of the Massachusetts Joint Labor-Management Committee for Municipal Police and Firefighters from 1977 to 2003, and chair of the Commission on Migratory Farm Labor from 1984 to 2003.Dunlop served as the second director of the Center for Business and Government from 1987 to 1991. The center, renamed in 2005 as the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, focuses on policy issues at the intersection of business and government.The deadline for this year’s Dunlop Prize is May 7. For more information, visit the M-RCGB Web site.last_img read more

US Sanctions Maduro’s Stepsons for Exploiting Venezuela’s Hungry

first_imgOn July 25, the United States imposed sanctions on three of Nicolás Maduro’s stepsons for their role in a scheme that stole hundreds of millions in dollars from food-import contracts at a time of widespread hunger in Venezuela.“Using a social welfare program that many Venezuelans are forced to depend on for their survival,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, “Maduro and his cronies turned the program into a political weapon and self-enriching mechanism.”Alex Saab, a Colombian businessman also sanctioned, who amassed a large number of contracts with Maduro’s socialist government, ran the scheme.According to the U.S. Treasury, Saab used a network of shell companies spanning the globe — in the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Hong Kong, Panama, Colombia, and Mexico — to hide profits from no-bid, overvalued contracts obtained through bribes and kickbacks.“Saab engaged with Maduro insiders to run a wide-scale corruption network they callously used to exploit Venezuela’s starving population,” said U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. “They use food as a form of social control, to reward political supporters and punish opponents, all the while pocketing hundreds of millions of dollars through a number of fraudulent schemes.”Some of Saab’s contracts, says the Treasury, were obtained by paying bribes to Yoswal, Yosser, and Walter Flores, the children of Maduro’s wife, Cilia Flores, from a previous relationship.In total, the actions blocked 10 individuals from doing business in the United States, including Saab’s partner and fellow Colombian Alvaro Pulido and several of his family members, as well as Maduro’s stepsons.As hunger has spread in Venezuela, Maduro has moved to assert greater control over food importation and distribution. In 2016, he began selling monthly boxes of subsidized food staples that have become a tenuous lifeline for millions of citizens suffering from shortages and hyperinflation that reached 130,000 percent last year.Critics accuse Maduro — in addition to allowing rampant corruption — of essentially weaponizing food, making the food boxes available primarily to government workers and supporters. The allegations have fueled calls from several Latin American governments, Canada, and France for Maduro to be tried at the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity.“This goes beyond just corruption,” U.S. Treasury Assistant Secretary Marshall Billingslea said in a 2018 interview with the Associated Press. “This is literally looting the one social safety net program left in Venezuela.” By ShareAmerica.gov August 10, 2019last_img read more

​PFA sheds Chinese coal stocks in latest climate purge

first_imgSource: Jastrzebska Spolka WeglowaThe Budryk coal mine in Poland, operated by Jastrzebska Spolka WeglowaThe remaining companies under scrutiny would be monitored closely to assess their efforts to operate in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement, PFA said.The pension fund stated that its greatest impact on the climate was via investment in the utilities sector, so it was putting its main focus on this area. However, its review showed that it was the industrial sector pulling down the overall climate performance of its portfolio.Damgaard said: “So far, there has been a lot of focus on the large carbon dioxide-emitting companies, which are mainly in the utilities sector. But the screening clearly shows that we need to look in a more nuanced way at which companies are actually creating the biggest burden in their business areas, and thus causing so much energy to be produced.”PFA said it had stepped up dialogue with companies it invests in. With over DKK600bn (€80.3bn) in assets under management and as one of the largest pension funds in Europe, it said it could make a significant difference to global warming. The seven companies PFA has sold are:Polish coal miner Jastrzebska Spolka Weglowa;Indonesian coal firm Bukit Asam;South African coal company Exxaro Resources;US-based Arch Coal;Chinese group Shaanxi Coal;China Shenhua Energy Company; andChina Resources Cement Holdings. PFA, Denmark’s largest commercial pension provider, has sold stakes in seven companies falling short of its climate requirements, and put another seven under increased scrutiny.The pension fund’s bi-annual equity portfolio climate review also showed that the investment portfolio emitted 8% less carbon dioxide per $1m (€0.9m) than the global index, PFA said.Anders Damgaard, group CFO and chairman of PFA’s responsible investment board, said: “We have decided to divest seven companies to ensure that we at PFA live up to the objectives of the Paris Agreement.“At the same time, it sends a clear signal that it has a consequence if the companies we invest in are not purposefully working to reduce their climate footprint, or we no longer find their business compatible with the way we want to invest sustainably.”last_img read more

Cashman Kicks Off Boston Harbor Dredging Project

first_imgCashman’s Nate Tipton shown in front of the new bucketCashman Dredging announced last Friday that the company has begun the 24/7 operations regarding the dredging of Boston Harbor.As the company reported, Cashman will be removing approximately 11.7 million cubic yards of silt, blue clay, till and weathered rock over the next several years to deepen and widen the Harbor.“In order to perform quickly and efficiently, Cashman purchased a 33-cubic yard bucket. The bucket has 13 teeth and weighs 80,000 lbs,” the company said.The Federal Navigation Project for Boston Harbor includes deepening and widening the Broad Sound North Channel to -51 feet Mean Lower, Low Water (MLLW), deepening and widening the Main Ship Channel (MSC) to the Conley Terminal including the turning basin or “MSC Notch” to -47 feet MLLW, deepening the President Roads Anchorage and deepening the lower Reserved Channel to -47 feet MLLW.Earlier this year, the Army Corps reported that the material dredged to create this federal navigation project will be placed at the Massachusetts Bay Disposal Site (MBDS) approximately 20 miles offshore of Boston Harbor with the exception of a small fraction of the material being placed as a cap to the Main Ship Channel Confined Aquatic Disposal cell, just downstream of the inner confluence of the Chelsea and Mystic Rivers.last_img read more

Tottenham star shows off new haircut after 7 days of military training

first_img Promoted Content7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny8 Best 1980s High Tech Gadgets10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoFrom Enemies To Friends: 10 TV Characters Who Became CloseBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them Advertisement The forward is currently undertaking three weeks of compulsory military training, Tottenham sanctioning the leave during the football hiatus. Son arrived on the island of Jeju last Monday and spent his first week with the marines taking part in formal training and other learning drills. His second week is understood to improve more physical drills, including live ammunition training. Read Also: Aguero decorates sitting room with hat trick match balls, EPL awardsSon was in 2018 given special exemption from South Korea’s mandatory 21-month military service after captaining his country to a gold medal in the Asian Games, but is still required to complete a shortened month-long assignment.Tottenham expect Son back in England before the end of May, though the return of Premier League action remains up in the air with the season on pause indefinitely for the time being.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Tottenham star Heung-min Son isn’t the only one sporting a sharper look during the coronavirus lockdown. Son, though, has not been forced to go clippers in hand due to a lack of available hairdressers, rather photos have emerged of Son with a supposed military haircut. Loading… last_img read more