Monday 3rd August 2020.

August 3, 2020

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported on Sunday afternoon, that in the previous 24 hours, 22 new deaths from coronavirus were reported , for a total of 1,471 deaths since the virus appeared in the country.

To date, a cumulative total of 67,453 cases is reported. In the last 24 hours, 1,070 new cases were reported, after the application of 3,235 new tests (33% positivity).

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) made a new request for the hiring of specialist doctors who will join the team that copes with the SARS-CoV-2 virus produced by Covid-19.

Some areas of the Ciudad de la Salud project would be used as a “contingency” to attend to the health emergency caused by Covid-19 in Panama.

659 people were detained, in different parts of the country, for not complying on Saturday, August 1, 2020 with the curfew measure decreed with the aim of lowering cases of the Covid-19 disease.

With the aim of being part of the clinical development of a vaccine against the virus, Panama consolidated the Covid-19 Vaccine Research Consortium , made up of the Institute for Scientific Research and Services of Ata Technology and the Center for Cevaxin Vaccine Research.

The Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office reported that it opened an investigation after it became known about the inappropriate use of a State vehicle, which occurred in the third stage check point of Santa Librada, in the Omar Torrijos township.

A criminal complaint against the mayor of Panama, José Luis Fábrega, for violating the total quarantine decreed by the Covid-19 crisis was filed this Sunday.

The Government authorized the establishment of a controlled operations center for the interconnection of international commercial aviation.

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