Monday 7th December 2020.

December 7, 2020

The accumulated cases of Covid-19 in Panama increased to 177,719 , after yesterday they reported 1,812 new infections were reported. The epidemiological report of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) registered 20 deaths in the last 24 hours, which brings the total number of deaths now to 3,193. The 1,812 new cases were detected after 9,498 new tests were applied, which yielded a positivity of 19%.

A dozen people were detained by the authorities in West Panama for violating the extended curfew measure, which began to take effect on Friday night, as a measure to curb the coronavirus . He said the number is lower compared to other weekends. They also verified that businesses were complying with the dry law schedule, from 7:00 pm to 5:00 am, Monday through Sunday.

Eric Domínguez, mayor of the Antón district, in the province of Coclé, decreed a curfew from 8:00 pm to 5:00 am, to avoid contagion of Covid-19. The curfew runs from December 4 to January 4, 2021; furthermore, Mayor Domínguez issued fines for citizens who violate the measure.

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported this Saturday, that the first batch of 450,000 vaccines against Covid-19 from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer will be in Panama between January and March 2021 and will be distributed to a specific population.

The Social Security Fund (CSS) is installing a field hospital with 40 beds next to the Santiago Barraza Polyclinic in La Chorrera, West Panama, the second province of the country most affected by the coronavirus pandemic

The Superior Court of Appeals changed the measure of house arrest to the former director of the National Police Omar Pinzón for the notification on the 16th and 26th of each month.

The Minister of Labor and Labor Development, Doris Zapata, reiterated that an extension of the suspension of contracts has been proposed, in a “gradual and proportional” manner, due to the health and economic crisis caused by Covid-19 .

The Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama (CCIAP) expressed, this Sunday, that it understands that the current crisis due to Covid-19 must be addressed, with equal urgency, from three fundamental axes: health, social welfare and the economy.

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