Tuesday 25th May 2021.

May 25, 2021

In the last 24 hours, Panama reported 235 new cases of covid-19, bringing the total number of infections to 374,356, reported the Ministry of Health ( Minsa ) through its epidemiological report. The Minsa also reported 14 new deaths, bringing the total number of deaths due to this disease in the country to 6,346. The fatality is 1.7%. 1 death from previous dates was updated, indicated the Minsa. 4,820 new tests were applied to detect covid-19. The positivity is 4.8%. There are currently 5,833 active cases and 362,177 recovered patients in Panama. Of the total number of infected patients, 5,406 are in isolation of them 5,075 in their residences and 331 in hospital hotels. While 427 patients are hospitalized, of which 370 are in wards and 57 in intensive care units.

At 7:00 am on Monday, the vaccination Drive through with the anticovid doses of Astrazeneca commenced, at the David International Fair, Chiriquí province. Per day, it is expected to apply 500 doses of the aforementioned vaccine, to those who registered on the platform . It should be born in mind that five thousand doses were destined for the province of Chiriquí.

After the rejection caused due to the inoculation of deputies and officials of the National Assembly – when there are still elderly and chronically ill people from the interior of the country who have not received a dose of the vaccines -, the Ministry of Health (Minsa) detailed, on Monday how the anticovid vaccination day is progressing in the country. The minister insisted that the continuous vaccination day established in the country has been respected and “has not been broken.”

The Social Security Fund (CSS) presented its actuarial report on the afternoon of this Monday, May 24, before the plenary of the dialogue that takes place in the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino). It was indicated that the consolidated income statement of the SEBD in 2019 resulted in a red number. That is, the income was $ 1,609 million, while the expenses were in the order of $ 1,859 million. He argued that projections indicate that by 2025 the reserves will be zero. This, according to the “normal” projection. But “if a Covid scenario is incorporated, depletion occurs one year earlier: 2024”

The Primary Care Section of the Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office carried out a new inspection of the National Lottery on Monday afternoon of this, May 24, as part of the investigations for alleged irregularities. The draw for the Gordito del Zodiaco has a new date. Now it will be June 4, and not Friday May 28, as previously announced by the National Charity Lottery (LNB).

The National Authority for Transparency and Access to Information ( Antai ) asked the Commission on credentials, regulations, parliamentary ethics and judicial affairs of the National Assembly – currently chaired by the PRD member Roberto Ábrego – to initiate a disciplinary process against the deputy of the Molirena, Tito Rodríguez.

The payments made in the first three months of the year for commissions and interest generated by the debt total $ 518.6 million, according to the Public Financing Directorate of the Ministry of Economy and Finance.

Next Wednesday, May 26, a new hearing will be held in the case of the wiretapping brought against former President Ricardo Martinelli (2009-2014). The defense of the former president had alleged “infringement of rights”, for which they intended to annul the process that is being followed and for which Martinelli must go to trial on June 22. But a judge of guarantees rejected these claims, which led to an appeal by the defense, which will now be heard by a Court of Appeals, made up of three judges.

The national production Operación Causa Justa –which tells some of the stories that occurred on December 20, 1989 in Panama– confirmed its entry into the billboard of Netflix, the main streaming service in the world. The release date on the Netflix platform will be announced soon.

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