Monday 12th April 2021

April 12, 2021

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported this Sunday, that in the last 24 hours, 234 new positive cases of Covid-19 and 4 deaths were reported. These figures bring the total number of infections to 358,611 and the number of deaths to 6,163. In the last 24 hours, 5,445 tests have been applied, and a positivity percentage of 4.2% is maintained. While active active cases are 4,217, 103 less than Saturday, and 242 less than Friday. There are 3,740 people in home isolation, of which 3,543 are at home and 197 in hospital hotels. There are 477 hospitalized patients and of these 414 are in the ward and 63 are in the intensive care unit.

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported that the application of the first doses of Pfizer’s vaccine against Covid-19 in the 8-10 circuit ended . This lasted for four days and a little more than 24 thousand people were vaccinated, among those over 60 years of age, pregnant women and teachers. This number of vaccinated people represents 88% of the “estimated plan,” said Israel Cedeño, director of the Metropolitan Health Region, during a tour he made this Saturday at the Cirilo José Martínez school in the Pedregal district.

Although the plenary session of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) granted the Independent Movement for Panama (Movin) a habeas data action to obtain information on the payment commitments made by the Presidency of the Republic during the pandemic, the Ministry of the Presidency has not provided that data. According to Movin, the Ministry of the Presidency “makes it appear that the information” was delivered, based on the fact that “the payment commitments were canceled.”

The Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama (Cciap) reiterated this Sunday, April 11, that Panama is experiencing a crisis with impacts on the social, economic and health levels, so it cannot be that the Ministry of Health (Minsa) is “The only voice that affects the future of the country.”

The investigation carried out by the Drug Prosecutor’s Office into the Baghdad gang since 2017 revealed that this criminal network had on its payroll a second lieutenant of the National Police, who was in charge of providing security, opening checkpoints and escorting cars that transported drugs.

The electricity distribution company ENSA that offers this service in the northeast of the country, reported that it has been carrying out work since the second half of 2020 to modernize and expand the Santa María substation that seeks to guarantee the quality and efficiency of the service in the Betania sector, Ancón and El Dorado.

Day By Day…. How can it be justified that the judicial processes related to the embezzlement of the funds of the defunct National Aid Program (PAN) during the administration of Ricardo Martinelli (2009-2014) are still pending resolution? How to trust a justice that arrives so late or just never arrives? So much delay is unforgivable.

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