Monday 5th October 2020.

October 5, 2020

The epidemiological report of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) of this Sunday, states that in the last 24 hours there were nine deaths due to the Covid-19 disease. According to the Ministry, on October 4, 5,249 tests were carried out in the country, for a percentage of positivity of 12.1%. With the new deaths registered in Panama, there are 2,423 accumulated deaths and a fatality stable at 2.1%.

The Ministry of the Environment (MiAmbiente) reported that as part of the restart of activities in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, a total of 14 terrestrial protected areas will open to the public starting today Monday, October 5.

In the midst of the return of the so-called new normal with the reopening of economic activities, the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama (CCIAP) calls on the entire country not to lower its guard against the pandemic so as not to retreat in what has been achieved to date.

In the remaining months of the year, the Ministry of Health and the Social Security Fund aim to increase the installed capacity of beds by 4.5%, which represents 265 new beds.

The investigations carried out by the Public Ministry indicate that the seven people arrested for the murder of the activist of the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD), Wendy Rodríguez , are related to other crimes.

The Public Ministry of Panama reported on the provisional arrest of two subjects, which was achieved by the Special Prosecutor’s Office for Drug-Related Crimes of Darién, in a hearing of multiple requests.

Between January and August, the banks on the street disbursed $ 9,304 million in new loans, a figure that represents a decrease of $ 8,717 million or 48.4%, if compared to the first eight months of 2019, reported the Superintendency of Banks of Panama .

Starting this Monday, October 5, the parking lots on the Cinta Costera, in front of the Balboa Boutiques shopping center, will be closed due to work to be carried out by the company Servicios Operativos de Sewers of Panama ( SOAP ), for the Sanitation program of Panama .

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