Monday 14th June 2021.

June 14, 2021

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported this Sunday, that in the last 24 hours, 715 new positive cases of Covid-19 were reported, and the active cases are now 9,414. With the new infections, the total accumulated cases increase to 387,842. It was also announced that there were 5 deaths, totaling 6,444 accumulated deaths, for a fatality of 1.7%. With the 8,802 tests applied this Sunday a positivity percentage of 8.1% was returned. There are 8,935 people in home isolation, of which 8,536 are at home and 399 in hospital hotels.There are 479 hospitalized patients and 416 of them are in the ward and 63 are in the intensive care units.

The Public Ministry confirmed on Sunday, that a man was apprehended in a residence in the San Francisco district after a raid, in which bags from the Panama Solidario program were found. According to a source, the detainee is Julio Caballero, who is a volunteer for Panama Solidario.

The guarantee judge Adrián Hernández ordered at noon on Sunday, the preventive detention of Matías Pérez Escudero, who is being investigated in the clandestine vaccination scandal in the Coco del Mar Suites building. At the hearing, the Superior Anti-Corruption Prosecutor, Ruth Morcillo, explained that the defendant is linked to two days of clandestine vaccinations, one held on June 1 and the other on June 7, after the WhatsApp contact was verified, by the which calls were made.

This weeks Camera Opina from the The Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama (CCIAP). States that forr more than a decade, the country has experienced a maelstrom of scandals related to corruption and lack of transparency. During the last 15 months, new cases have been added to that list, with the aggravating circumstance that they have occurred in the middle of an unprecedented health crisis. The latest events cause indignation and anger, because they are playing with the population, its health and its future. We are walking down a dark and dangerous path and, to avoid it a turn of the rudder is urgent.

The Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) is not only preparing to elect the new president of the National Assembly, but is also revving its engines for its first massive meeting, in view of the renewal of its structures.

The abundant rains in recent weeks have put the turbines of most of the hydroelectric plants operating in the country in motion. Since last Monday, more than 75% of power generation came from hydroelectric plants. On Thursday, June 10, it even reached 88% of generation with hydroelectric plants, according to the registry of the National Dispatch Center. The rest of the generation was provided by natural gas, bunker and solar plants.

The National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc) issued this Sunday, June 13, an alert due to the passage of tropical wave No.5 that generates “unstable” weather conditions over the country until this Monday, June 14.

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