News Wednesday 10th June 2020.

June 10, 2020

The epidemiological report of the Ministry of Health , on Tuesday June 9, revealed that the accumulated cases of the new coronavirus (Covid-19) increased to 17,233 and the deaths to 403.

A house-by-house visit to search for people with symptoms of Covid-19 was carried out Monday, in the township of Puerto Caimito, La Chorrera, by officials of the Provincial Directorate of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) in West Panama and the Health center of the community.

The president of the National College of Clinical Laboratory Workers of Panama , Julio Nieto, denounced the alleged “illegal practice” of the profession by people who -in public and private entities- are dedicated to performing serological tests, which are used to search for People who were exposed to the coronavirus

The authorities of the Social Security Fund (CSS) reported this Tuesday, that they proceeded to include 46 beds in the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Dr. Arnulfo Arias Madrid Hospital Complex due to the increase in patients with coronavirus that require mechanic ventilation.

The Government Ministry (Mingob) reported on Tuesday June 9 that a total of 501 inmates have recovered from the Covid-19 disease.

A total of 435 vehicles and 767 people have been returned in the first eight days of June, at the two sanitary checkpoints of Santa María and the Ocú Crossing, in the province of Herrera, as a security measure against Covid-19 .

The General Directorate of Revenue (DGI) extended the suspension of the terms in the administrative appeals, requirements, requests or citations of the processes and procedures under the jurisdiction of the entity in charge of collecting taxes.

A complaint for the alleged commission of the crimes of abuse of authority and overreach of functions and corruption of public servants was filed against the former magistrate of the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ), Jerónimo Mejía .

An amparo of guarantees against Resolution No. 1394-A of May 25, issued by the Ministry of Health and which ordered the temporary suspension of the Donoso (Colón) mining project, was presented to the Supreme Court of Justice by representatives from Minera Panamá.

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