Monday 12th July 2021.

July 12, 2021

The epidemiological report of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) , this Sunday, July 11, reports 833 new cases of Covid-19 , which brings the accumulated number of infections to 415,480. In the last 24 hours, there have been 5 deaths from this disease, which brings deaths to 6,632, for a fatality of 1.6%. Active cases are 13,539 and recovered patients total 395,309, according to the Minsa report. This Sunday 9,748 tests were applied, and a percentage of positivity of 8.5% is maintained. While in home isolation, 12,838 people are reported, of which 12,485 are at home and 353 in hotels. There are 701 hospitalized patients: 589 in the ward and 112 in the intensive care unit.

From July 12 to 16, the anticovid vaccination session will be held with the doses of the pharmaceutical duo Pfizer-BioNTech to people 40 years of age and over, in the township of Juan Díaz. The authorized vaccination centers are the schools: Elena Chávez de Pinate, Republic of Guatemala, Carmen Solé B., José María Torrijos and the Roberto Mano de Piedra Durán Gymnasium.

As of today July 12, new quarantine and curfew measures will come into force in several provinces of the country, with the aim of reducing the cases of Covid-19 in Panama. From Monday, for the district of Donoso (Colón), Gualaca (Chiriquí) and Chepo (Panama), a curfew will apply from Monday to Sunday, from 10:00 pm to 4:00 am The decree also indicates that for the district of Las Tablas, Los Santos province, there will be a curfew from Monday to Saturday from 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. and a total quarantine on Sundays, without working hours or mobility, which It runs from Saturday (from 8:00 pm to 4:00 am). The same measure will apply, from today, to the Chitré district, Herrera province.

In districts where there is a curfew before midnight, the home delivery service or delivery can be made until 11:00 pm This was stated by the Minister of Health, Luis Francisco Sucre, who added that the measure includes those regions of the country that are under total Sunday quarantine. However, the official reiterated that it will not be possible to provide service to the public in person. “On Sundays, for those districts with total quarantine, the delivery services will be able to work, in an organized manner”.

The Nation’s attorney in charge, Javier Caraballo , asked the Court to declare “not viable”, for formal reasons, a claim of unconstitutionality against the decree of President Laurentino Cortizo , by means of which he appointed three “counseling ministers.” Javier Caraballo , considers that the claim of unconstitutionality against Executive Decree 113 of July 1, 2019, by which he appointed as presidential advisers, “with treatment of ministers directors ”, to Carlos Augusto Salcedo, Eyra Ruiz and José Rojas Pardini .

The Minister of Education, Maruja Gorday de Villalobos , reported that 983 schools teach classes under the blended modality or through tutorials, which leads students to attend school between two and three days per week. Statistics from the Ministry of Education specify that of this total, 944 are official and 39 are private. There are 3,933 schools in the country.

The Social Security Fund (CSS) announced that an attempted robbery was thwarted in the area of ​​the ATMs located in building 519 in Clayton, where their headquarters is located. Subsequently, an operation was undertaken in the wooded area, which resulted in the capture of a suspect. There were no injuries.

The construction project of the new Hospital del Niño, in the Calidonia district, is in the execution phase, cleaning the land and studying the soil. The director of Infrastructure of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) , Carlos Candanedo, said that after conversations with doctors from the Santo Tomás Hospital on the issue of parking, the work is underway as planned, after the order to proceed to the company Acciona Construcción, SA The project was awarded in February to Acciona Construcción, SA, and includes building and equipping the hospital, the parking building and the restructuring of the gardens. The amount assigned to this new project is $ 443 million. The hospital will be on the former grounds of the United States embassy.

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