Wednesday 17th June 2020.
June 17, 2020
The epidemiological report of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) , on Tuesday June 16, reveals that in the last 24 hours there have been 9 deaths and 540 new cases of the coronavirus (Covid-19). While the Rt increased from 1.44 to 1.58. These figures bring the deaths to 457 and the accumulated cases to 21,962 in the country, said the head of Epidemiology of the Minsa, Lourdes Moreno.
The plenary session of the National Assembly declared itself in permanent session on Tuesday, to discuss the moratorium bill 287 in the second debate, which was vetoed by President Laurentino Cortizo .
Minera Panamá maintains 950 workers in preventive quarantine in different hotels located in the province of Coclé.
Once the 14-day quarantine has been completed, these workers will be able to enter the project located in the Donoso mountains, province of Colón, as long as the Ministry of Health (Minsa) certifies that they are not infected
The International Air Transport Association ( IATA ) made an “urgent” call to the governments of Latin America and the Caribbean to take specific measures to help aviation, an industry that has been paralyzed for more three months and runs the risk of “collapse”.
The director of the Children’s Hospital , Paul Gallardo, said on Tuesday that the need to build a new hospital facility to serve the country’s child population “is still alive.”
The President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo , announced on Tuesday that the transfer of more than 13 million dollars in digital vouchers was authorized for about 165 thousand people who are affected by the coronavirus pandemic .
Unlike a large group of countries in Latin America and other continents, the government of Panama did not include the reduction of the working day with its consequent decrease in wages in the package of measures to face the crisis caused by the coronavirus.