The news from the Republic of Panama 14th May 2020

May 14, 2020

Covid-19 continues to cause deaths in the country. The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported, this Wednesday May 13, that the deaths had increased to 256 four within the last 24 hours; while the accumulated cases go for 8,944

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported this Wednesday, May 13, that implementing the following stages of the “new normal” in the coming weeks will depend on the epidemiological behavior of Covid-19 in Panama.

The Social Security Fund (CSS) faces a severe structural and liquidity problem in the defined benefit subsystem of the Disability, Old Age and Death (IVM) pension program, aggravated by the low collection of the worker-employer contribution as a direct consequence of the coronavirus.

Eduardo Ulloa

To determine the future of the Social Security Fund (CSS) and its finances, President Laurentino Cortizo emphasized that there must be a national dialogue.

This Friday the three commissions in charge of discussing the thematic issues that will feed the tripartite dialogue table for the economy and labor development will be installed.

The Office of the Attorney General of the Nation, under the charge of Eduardo Ulloa, is preparing to resume next Monday, May 18 the processes that were paralyzed since last March 19, when the suspension of judicial trials was decreed due to the health emergency.

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