Friday 13th March 2020. As corona-virus takes a hold with now 27 cases in Panama we keep you up to date.
March 13, 2020
Cases of the corona-virus increase in Panama, apart from our usual chat and music we keep you up to date with developments.
Panama’s President Lauentino Cortizo declares a state of emergency.
Since the authorities recommended avoiding crowds, as a sanitary measure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, commercial activity has been reduced and even paralyzed in some stores, so the shopping centers have arranged to reduce their operating hours and intensify their cleaning.
The Social Security Fund (CSS) reported this Thursday, March 12, that it suspended the outpatient consultation at the Doctor Arnulfo Arias Madrid Hospital Complex, at the Irma Hospital in Lourdes Tzanetatos and the Omar Torrijos Herrera Pediatric Specialties Hospital.
The Ministry of Environment (Miambiente) has prohibited access to all protected areas in the country, including visits by cruise ship passengers arriving in the country that has on its agenda to go to the marine-coastal protected areas.
The Fourth Civil Court granted the protection of constitutional guarantees filed by the former presidential candidate, Ricardo Alberto Lombana and the lawyer Martita Cornejo, against the order of the Municipal Council of Panama to approve $ 30 million, for the project of recovery of public spaces and the Panama bay beaches.
The Second Superior Court of Justice confirmed the sentence of 50 months in prison for the crime of inviolability of secrecy and the right to privacy to Alejandro Garúz and Gustavo Pérez, two former directors of the National Security Council in the government of Ricardo Martinelli.
The archbishop of Panama, José Domingo Ulloa , declared on Thursday morning that the Panamanian Catholic Church decided to suspend Saturday and Sunday Masses in the Archdiocese of Panama (it covers the provinces of Panama and Panama West).
The Ministry of Environment (Miambiente) in Los Santos confirmed the sanction to a bus driver of the province of Los Santos, for $ 7,678, for the crime against wildlife.