Monday 30th May 2022.

May 30, 2022

The epidemiological report of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) for this Sunday detailed that two deaths were reported in the last 24 hours due to covid-19, for a cumulative of 8,249 deaths, with a lethality of 1.0%. According to the report, in Panama are reported 2,123 new cases of Covid19. 10,046 tests were applied in the country for a positivity of 21.1%. Meanwhile, the active cases are 28,740, of which 28,480 are in isolation and 260 hospitalized. Those who are in isolation are divided into 28,442 in their residences and 38 in the so-called hospital hotels. Of those hospitalized 221 are in the wards and 39 in the intensive care units.

A commission, which represented the administration of President Laurentino Cortizo, and the leaders of the Coalition for the Unity of Colón (Cuco), signed a note of commitment to end the work stoppage in the province. The commitment note was signed on behalf of the Government by Guillermo Salazar, director of the Development Planning Institute; the Minister of Labor and Labor Development in charge, Roger Tejada, and the general coordinator of Cuco, Román Macías. According to the General Directorate of Communications, Cuco decided to suspend the strike at the time of signing the document, that took place in the city of Colón.

The Executive Branch defined the mechanism so that the owners of public, commercial land and mobile agricultural transport receive the benefit that was approved to temporarily stabilize fuel prices. In a statement, the Presidency of the Republic explained that in order to make use of these benefits, the holders of public passenger transport operation certificates, as well as the owners of vehicles with land commercial registration and rolling agricultural machinery must previously register their general data. at: The government recalled that as of June 3, the owners of public passenger transport vehicles (collective and selective) will be able to buy a gallon of 91 and 95 octane gasoline and low-sulfur diesel at a fixed price of $3.95 ($1.43). per litre).

The results that gave as virtual winners Rafael Rodríguez Cortés, as president of the Youth Secretariat, and Niurka Palacio, as president of the Women’s Secretariat of the Realizing Goals (RM) party, were challenged. The appeal was presented on Wednesday, May 25 by the blue list, which supported Mariela Jiménez and Aubrey Dawkins, who participated as candidates to preside over the secretariats of Women and Youth, respectively. The National Elections Commission of RM, chaired by Alma Cortés, has until June 7 to resolve the challenge, which points to a series of irregularities in the process. If they rule against the request for the blue list, they could appeal to the Electoral Court and the Electoral Prosecutor’s Office. With this challenge, the electoral jurisdiction of the candidates and of the RM board, chaired by Ricardo Martinelli, will continue to be extended, as the time for the process that began on April 24 is lengthened.

The Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama (Cciap) called on the government administration to take comprehensive actions to mitigate the effects of rising fuel prices. In its weekly message to the country, the business association highlighted the measure that the government will execute, for the benefit of users of public transport (collective and selective) in the country, of decreeing a temporary stable cost for this sector, as well as for the agricultural commercial and rolling transport. “Faced with the limited scope of the measure, this business association urges the search for measures that impact all consumers, as long as the Ministry of Economy and Finance presents a clear and timely analysis of how much is lost with these provisions and explains what Containment or savings actions would be taken to cover them, so as to avoid an imbalance in the already impacted public finances”, is expressed in the statement.

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