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Monday 4th May 2020. We link up with Lawyer Mariola Vasquez re the ID Bonus.

May 4, 2020

Mariola Vasquez on a previous visit to the tudio


Mariola Vasquez joins me on the phone this morning. The government has recently started the ID Bonus payments. The system works as a debit card utilizing the person’s identity card. We chat with Marriola among other things, about the means of checking the validity, in other words that it has been processed and the funds are available. The money ($80) can only be used to purchase food, cleaning materials and medications.

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported that upto this Sunday, May 3, there have been 200 deaths due to coronaviruses in Panama and the total number of those infected 7,197.Lourdes Moreno, head of epidemiology at Minsa, said that the country has carried out 34,459 tests for Covid-19, and in the last 24 hours they applied 1,105 new tests, of which 107 were positive.

Of the six districts that make up the province of Coclé, is Penonomé which has the largest number of Covid-19 cases, according to statistical data from the Ministry of Health.

The director of the regional health of Panama West, Ismael Vergara, reported that as of today Monday the measures to contain the transmission of the coronavirus in this sector of the country will be tightened

After the President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo , installed a table made up of representatives of the Government, employers and workers to analyze the proposals to reopen the economy

Several producers in the province of Coclé have not been validated for the safe-conduct documentation for the month of May, which allows them to carry out their activities outside of quarantine hours.

After three days of repairs, the work at the Chilibre water treatment plant still had not yet been completed, however, the National Aqueducts and Sewers Institute (Idaan) clarified that Sunday afternoon it was be able to produce potable water at 90% of its capacity.

Panama begins to refine the strategy that it will implement to regain the confidence of travelers once the measures imposed by the respiratory pandemic caused by the coronavirus are lifted.

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