Monday 7th September 2020.

September 7, 2020

The epidemiological report of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) highlighted this Sunday, September 6, that 11 new deaths were registered in the last hours due to the Covid-19 disease.  This Sunday, 69,661 recovered patients and 738 new positive cases were counted, for a cumulative total of 97,043.

According to the Minsa, this Sunday 4,949 tests were applied , for a percentage of positivity of 15%.

The President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo , indicated that the stage of the reopening of various economic sectors that begins today Monday, such as construction in the private sector, “is the most dangerous in which we as a country enter in the struggle against the new coronavirus ”.

Nurses reported this Sunday, that they continue to work without the proper equipment in the main hospitals, especially where coronavirus patients are confined.

Former President Ricardo Martinelli requested “protection and restraining measures” to prevent various media from reporting on him, his family members, and judicial proceedings.

The Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama (Cciap) considered this Sunday, that the prompt installation of a dialogue table by the Social Security Fund (CSS) is a priority for the country, an institution that for years has faced financial crises which have been aggravated now by the pandemic.

The public demands of the ruling party deputy Alejandro Magno Castillero to the President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo, for more resources and appointments for those seeking votes in political campaigns, highlights, once again, a clientelist practice and reveals the lack of institutionality in the country, with a Legislative that is more concerned with resolving particular issues than exercising its function of making laws and supervising.

The Ministry of Public Works (MOP) reported that it ordered the “total and partial” closure of the parking lots of the coastal strip from this Monday, September 7 until Tuesday, September 8, just when several economic sectors of the country are reactivated after five months of being inactive due to the pandemic.

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