The news Tuesday 26th May 2020.

May 26, 2020

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported on Monday, May 25 that the number of people infected with coronavirus in the country rose to 11,183 and the number of deaths is 310.

It was noted that there are 257 new cases, and 67 people are in intensive care units.

The Minister of Public Works, Rafael Sabonge, said Monday, that he did not receive a “firm” proposal from the company China Construction America (CCA) to temporarily convert the Amador convention center into a temporary hospital, with more than 1,500 beds for coronavirus patients .

Health Minister Rosario Turner warned that the regional director of Los Santos is not authorized to issue safe-conducts, as he did this weekend with the Panamanian singer Sandra Sandoval, which is why the official received a reprimand.

Panamanian authorities reported that four humanitarian flights have been scheduled between May 29 and June 10 to repatriate Panamanians who are confined in various countries due to the coronavirus pandemic .

The plenary session of the Supreme Court of Justice processes about nine appeals filed against executive decrees issued by the Ministry of Health and the President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, to date there is no pronouncement on the legality of the actions of the authorities.

The fourth transmission line between Bocas del Toro and Panama, which the state-owned Empresa de Transmission Eléctrica, SA (Etesa) hoped to start building this year, was not approved by the Public Services Authority (ASEP).

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