Monday 19th April 2021.

April 19, 2021

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported this Sunday, April 18, that a death by Covid-19 has been reported in the last 24 hours. With this new death, the accumulated total amounts to 6,188. In addition, 244 new positive cases were registered, after the application of 6,092 tests, for a percentage of positivity of 4%. Meanwhile, active cases total 4,043. In home isolation, 3,675 are reported, of which 3,470 are at home and 205 in hotels. There are 368 hospitalized and 313 of them are in the ward and 55 are in intensive care units (ICU). The director of the metropolitan health region, Israel Cedeño, pointed out this Sunday, that with any opening or relaxation of measures “it is very likely” that there will be greater infections of Covid-19 in the country. However, the official stressed that the key is for the population to continue to comply with all biosafety regulations, such as the use of a mask and respect for the family bubble.

To date, some 11,460 teachers have been vaccinated against Covid-19. This was reported Sunday, April 18, 2021, the Minister of Education, Maruja de Villalobos Gorday in the program Face to Face of Telemetro reporta .  According to the Minister, those teachers who have been immunized belong to both the official and private sectors, in the circuits where vaccination has begun in the country.

The heavy rains accompanied by moderate winds registered in the last hours of Saturday, in the province of Chiriquí caused the falling of trees on the Volcán-Río Sereno road and increased the level of the rivers in the region.

After eight hours of deliberations, at the stroke of midnight on Friday, April 16, a trial court made up of the full magistrates of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) declared the deputy of the ruling Democratic Revolutionary Party “not guilty” Arquesio Arias, of sexual crimes against two women.

The last year has marked Panamanian history, not only because of the health, social and economic crisis experienced by Covid-19, but also because the conditions that led to the reform of the Constitution of Panama remain. This was expressed this Sunday, by the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama (Cciap), through the text of the Camera Opina.

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