Monday 20th July 2020.

July 20, 2020

In the last 24 hours, 25 new deaths were reported in the country due to Covid-19, which now totals 1,096 accumulated deaths and a 2.0% fatality.

This was revealed this Sunday, July 19, by the Ministry of Health (Minsa) in its epidemiological report, which highlighted that 1,207 positive cases were detected.

During the last epidemiological week that ended yesterday (July 12 to 18), 7,929 cases of Covid-19 were reported, which represents 580 more infections than those registered in the previous week (July 5 to 11).

The Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MICI) warned those natural or legal residents not to use the institution’s platform to validate passports for people who are not part of their company or who are not related to the activities authorized by the Ministry of Health, those that do not comply will be sanctioned by the authorities

Faced with the health crisis experienced by Covid-19, the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama (CCIAP) reiterated that another generalized quarantine in the country will be of “little effect” if this measure is not accompanied by a strategy to break the chain of contagion and quickly reduce the number of cases that require hospitalization.

A suspect related to the murder of seven young people in the province of Colón was apprehended by National Police officials.

The director of the province of Panama West Education, Oscar Herrera, explained the effects that the Covid-19 is having on the economic income of families: it is forcing them to move their children from private schools to the official sector.

In a press conference held at the Presidency of the Republic – in which only one question was allowed per media attending-, the Ministry of Health (Minsa), for the first time, answered questions about the direct contracting of cleaning, disinfection and garbage disposal. in hotel-hospitals, as well as the service of washing and drying patient clothes in these facilities.

The controversy that accompanies the holding of a virtual conference on human rights in times of pandemic, by the Santa María la Antigua University (USMA) .

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