Friday 21st August 2020.

August 21, 2020

To date, 83,855 accumulated cases of Covid-19 have been reported and 1,844 people have died from the disease, according to the epidemiological report of the Ministry of Health (Minsa), yesterday Thursday. In the last 24 hours there have been 842 new cases and 17 deaths, says a statement from the entity.

The Primary Care Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office requested from the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) a copy of the contracts signed for the use of a technological system for the management of ship transit processes, for $ 14 million.

Ricardo Alberto and Luis Enrique Martinelli Linares continue to be detained in a military prison in Guatemala, while the files on their respective cases are in the First Chamber of the Court of Appeals of the Criminal Branch, “pending the resolution of the procedural actions raised by defense attorneys ”.

A transfer request of 10 million dollars is processed by the Ministry of Health (Minsa) for the purchase of supplies and the payment of wages owed to a group of doctors.

The plenary session of the National Assembly ratified on Thursday, August 20, several main and alternate members of the board of directors of the Social Security Fund (CSS) .

In Panama, the reopening of the commercial sectors must occur “without bureaucratic ties or measures that do not adhere to the law.” This was stated Thursday, by the members of the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama (Cciap).

The Minister of Health, Luis Francisco Sucre , said this Thursday that he is trying to accelerate the largest number of construction projects in the country, which were suspended because of the new coronavirus pandemic.

A total 294 packages of drugs were found by the Drug Prosecutor’s Office this Thursday, August 20, in a wooded area of ​​the Palo Seco sector, in the town of Veracruz, Arraiján district.

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