Monday 25th April 2022.

April 25, 2022


This Sunday, 333 new infections were registered. The new cases were detected after 5,259 tests were applied, which showed a positivity of 6.3%. The recommended by the World Health Organization is 5% maximum. In the last 24 hours, no deaths occurred, so the total number of deaths from this disease remains at 8,182, reported the Ministry of Health (Minsa). Active cases total 3,438, of which 3,355 are in home isolation and 83 hospitalized. Those in isolation are divided into 3,340 at home and 15 in hotels. There are 73 patients hospitalized in the wards and 10 in the intensive care units.

The mayor of the district of Panama, José Luis Fábrega , alleges that he is not concerned about the revocation process against him, but he has spared no energy and resources, both in the Tribunal Electoral (TE) and in the Supreme Court of Justice , to avoid an outcome against him. Fábrega asked the Regional Directorate of Electoral Organization of Central Panama (Droepc), in the charge of Nitza Delgado de Fernández, a meeting to provide him with information. For example, he wants to know “the specific grounds” that activists collecting signatures will be able to use to revoke his mandate. Roberto Ruiz Díaz, proponent of the recall process, said that these are “desperate measures”, since the referendum stage is not yet in progress. At least 198,920 signatures must be collected in 120 days for the TE to call a recall referendum. The signature collection process began on April 20; He added that what perhaps worries Fabrega is that the movement has started with so much popular support. More than 10 thousand signatures collected. According to Ruiz Díaz, the position of mayor would be at stake when the TE calls the referendum and not now.

The President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo, stated this Saturday, April 23, during a tour of the province of Los Santos that he would make adjustments to his team. “I feel honored by the team I have,” said the president while emphasizing that of course he would make adjustments.

Members of the recently created party Realizing Goals (RM) went to the polls this Sunday morning, to elect the leaders of the Secretariat for Women and Youth, a process that ended at 4:00 p.m. Two lists compete for the Women’s Secretariat: the one led by Niurka Palacio (yellow) and the one chaired by Mariela Jiménez (blue). While Aubrey Dawkins and Rafael Rodríguez Cortés dispute the Secretariat of Youth, the latter being the son of Alma Cortés, president of the party’s National Elections Commission. In the midst of the election, the blue list has denounced alleged irregularities ranging from inconsistencies in the electoral register as well as favoritism on the part of the elections commission towards the yellow list.

In a first message as president of the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama (Cciap) , Marcela Galindo De Obarrio advocated the policy of consensus among the various sectors of the country to face the different problems that affect citizens. “Circumstances require us all equally to rise to the height of the demands of the population. Therefore, we humbly call for us to leave behind the politics of division and walk along the path of consensus, respect for opinions and joint work that have given us so much success for the benefit of the Panamanian population,” said Galindo De Obarrio, this Sunday.

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