Monday 17th August 2020.

August 17, 2020

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) announced this Sunday, that in the last 24 hours, 1,275 new positive cases of Covid-19 and 21 deaths were registered. After these cases, the accumulated contagion figures increase to 81,940 and the total number of deaths to 1,767. The fatality is 2.2%. In the last hours 3,306 tests were applied, for a percentage of positivity of 38.6%, informed the Minsa through a statement.

The Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office reported this Sunday, that it opened an investigation for the alleged commission of the crime of embezzlement of use to the detriment of the Urban and Home Cleaning Authority (AAUD), after observing that an official vehicle was used to transport guests to a party, during full quarantine.

The Public Ministry (MP) reported Sunday, the apprehension of three people allegedly linked to the crime of deprivation of liberty of six people in the Llano Amador sector, Ngäbe Buglé region. They are two men and a woman, who would be part of a religious sect.

Currently there are mobility restrictions that do not accompany the economic activities that are about to open this Monday, August 17, 2020.

For the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama (CCIAP), this aspect should be reviewed, “considering the development of health, social and economic indicators in order to make the corrections that the new environment warrants.”

Mayor Fabrega

The magistrates of the Tribunal Electoral (TE) are preparing the regulations for a possible referendum to revoke the mandate of the mayor of Panama José Luis Fábrega, after the former candidate for mayor of Panama, Raúl Rodríguez , made the request to the TE.

The National Authority for Transparency and Access to Information (Antai) reported on Saturday afternoon, that it will ask the head of the Ministry of Housing and Land Management (Miviot) to investigate the case of the audios recorded by its chief of staff José Ruiloba , which circulated on Friday, August 14.

Saúl Maldonado has been appointed coach of the U-20 (men’s) national team and will in turn serve as assistant to the absolute representative commanded by Thomas Christiansen, the Panamanian Football Federation announced this Saturday .

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