Friday 16th October 2020.

October 16, 2020

In the epidemiological report of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) this Thursday, October 15, 10 new deaths are reported due to the Covid-19 disease.  With the 10 new deaths, there are 2,529 accumulated deaths and a fatality of 2.1%. Active cases total 21,683.  In addition, this Thursday 755 new positive cases were detected, for a cumulative total of 122,883. Health authorities carried out 6,976 tests on Thursday giving a positivity of 10.82%

The plenary session of the Supreme Court of Justice did not admit an action presented by lawyers Jaime and Raúl Molina Rivera, against Executive Decree 490 of March 17, 2020 , in which President Laurentino Cortizo and the then Minister of Health, Rosario Turner, ordered a nationwide curfew, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

The National Police reported this Thursday, October 15, that the Superior Disciplinary Board and the Technical Board of the National Directorate of Human Resources, recommended the dismissal of two units that are being investigated by the Public Ministry for the alleged commission of the crime against freedom and sexual integrity.

In the Superior Court of Appeals of the First Judicial District, the oral hearing was held on the morning of this Thursday, October 15, in which the annulment appeals with concurrence of cassation filed against the sentence of August 9, 2019 that are supported they declared former President Ricardo Martinelli not guilty for the wiretapping case.

The Ministry of Security confirmed this Thursday, October 15, the death of two migrants who entered the country through the Panamanian border with Colombia and who were infected with Covid-19 .

The company Construcciones Hospitalarias, an affiliate of Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas (FCC), notified the Social Security Fund (CSS) that it must assume control of the Ciudad de la Salud project.

The Public Ministry reported this Thursday, that an investigation was launched into the disappearance of five people who went sport fishing in the waters of the province of Colón.

American Airlines announced that it will return to Panama from this Thursday, October 15, after suspending its operations in March due to travel restrictions due to the new

coronavirus.International commercial flights were restarted in Panama on Monday, October 12, with 80 operations and seven airlines, Copa Airlines, Wingo, Spirit, Iberia, KLM, United and Avianca, a group to which American Airlines now joins.

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