Friday 20th March 2020. Update on Coronavirus as government introduces sanitary Barriers. We chat with Neil in the UK.

March 20, 2020

We keep you updated with the Coronavirus actions taken by the Panamanian Government. Curfew from 9pm to 5am, as of middnight Sunday no International flights in or out the country. Lottery suspended, transport systems adjust their operating hours.



We connect with the other side of the pond as we talk over the phone with Co-Producer Neil who is in Windsor in the United Kingdom. What a difference in the actions taken here in Panama as opposed to the UK.

The health authorities revealed on the afternoon of this Thursday, March 19, that in Panama 137 cases of the new coronavirus have been confirmed.

Rosario Turner also detailed that it was established that in the provinces of Panama, Panama West and Colon there will be sanitary controls, to control mobility within and outside the epidemiological sectors.

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) approved the consent form to start the treatment of the new coronavirus (Covid-19). The measure was published this Thursday, March 19 in Resolution No.329.

President Laurentino Cortizo ordered the suspension of all international flights, for 30 days, starting on Sunday, March 22, at 11:59 pm

Amid the crosswinds that plague the Latin American air sector, there are two airlines that present themselves with better options to overcome the drop in passengers and the reduction in flights.

Staff movements by the Social Security Fund (CSS) at its Clayton headquarters have caused a disruption in administrative tasks, which has resulted in the temporary suspension of delivery of checks to providers at the central office window of the institution.

Of a total of 162 businesses that have been monitored by the Authority for Consumer Protection and Defense of Competition (Acodeco), 91 registered irregularities, including supermarkets, pharmacies and stores.

On Thursday afternoon, March 19, a judge of guarantees in the province of Colón ordered the provisional arrest of Christian Cedalise for an alleged drug-related crime.

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