Friday 14th August 2020.

August 14, 2020

The epidemiological report of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) for this Thursday, registers 1,069 cases of the new coronavirus and 19 deaths in the last 24 hours.

These figures increase the accumulated cases of Covid-19 to 78,446 and deaths rise to 1,722, reported Israel Cedeño, director of the Metropolitan Health Region.

The Covid-19 pandemic forced the Judicial Branch to suspend the judicial terms in some eight judicial offices that operate in building 725, located in the district of Ancón.

From this Monday, August 17, the sale to the public and the entry to commercial premises inside and outside the shopping centers will be allowed in this pandemic period, but with the warning that the sale will only be online and that access in the establishments is only allowed to remove the products.

Bill 365, which includes salary discounts for senior executive officials, began to be analyzed in a second debate on Thursday morning, in the plenary session of the National Assembly.

An extraordinary Cabinet Council meeting approved the disbursement of $ 50 as a bonus for workers who remain with their suspended contracts and who were registered with the Ministry of Labor and Labor Development (Mitradel) .

The country’s medical unions requested a meeting with the President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo, to inform him “first-hand” of the “real” conditions of the public health system and the urgent measures to get out of the health collapse “as a result of the Covid- 19.

Next Monday, a delegation from the United States will visit Panama, led by Robert O’Brien, Assistant to the President of the United States, Donald Trump, for National Security Affairs.

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