23rd November 2020.

November 23, 2020

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported this Sunday, November 22, that 11 new deaths from Covid-19 have been reported in the last hours, which brings to a total 2,957 deaths from this disease in the country. Meanwhile, 9,666 tests were applied in one day, giving a percentage of positivity of 12.5%. That is, a total of 1,206 people tested positive for Covid-19.

To date, the accumulated number of coronavirus cases in Panama is 154,783. Of this number, 135,962 patients have recovered. According to the ministry, the fatality is 1.9%. Meanwhile, active cases total 15,864.

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported that since the reopening of international flights at the Tocumen airport, 383 cases of Covid-19 have been detected in travelers who entered the country.

The Minister Counselor of Health, Eyra Ruiz , affirmed at the Health table that “a closure has not been contemplated”, given the rebound in cases of Covid-19 .

The Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama (Cciap) ruled on the initiative of the executive that seeks to create the Panamanian Food Agency, which is analyzed in a subcommittee of the National Assembly, asking that all parties be consulted and that the subject is far from politics.

After the ruling of the Superior Court of Appeals that annulled the sentence that declared former president Ricardo Martinelli not guilty of illegal wiretapping and follow up without a court order, lawyers for the complainant victims will ask to apply precautionary measures to the former president, to guarantee his appearance to the new trial.

The Baltasar Garzón International Foundation for Human Rights and Universal Justice (Fibgar) filed a popular action before the Central Court of Instruction number 2, belonging to the National Court of Spain.

Fibgar sought to become an accuser against former President Ricardo Martinelli Berrocal within the process that that court is carrying out against the Spanish construction company FCC .

Among the measures that the business associations propose to promote a greater reactivation of the economy and the jobs lost due to the crisis, several are linked to a more agile and less bureaucratized management of the Government.

In an act that took place in the Basilica of San Pedro, in the Vatican with the presence of Pope Francis , Panama formally delivered the symbols of World Youth Day (WYD) to the next venue of the event that will be Lisbon, Portugal in 2023.

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