Thursday 21st May 2020.

May 21, 2020

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported yesterday evening that the death toll from coronavirus rose to 287 and the number of infected reached 9,977. In the last 24 hours, 110 new cases were reported. However, the number of tests applied was not reported.

The airline sector is one of the hardest hit by the crisis caused by the new coronavirus and Panama faces great post-pandemic challenges.

The Credentials Committee of the National Assembly approved on Wednesday afternoon, to inhibit the complaints filed against a group of now former magistrates of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) for lack of jurisdiction and ordered them to be sent to the Public Ministry (MP) .

Authorities of the Social Security Fund (CSS) went to the National Assembly, to present to the deputies the financial situation of the entity and particularly what happens with the Invalidity, Old Age, and Death (IVM) program that is about to collapse.

Since the crisis began and until May 13, banks have modified loans to their clients with for a total balance of $ 23.150 million, a figure that represents 41% of the total portfolio to the private sector reported at the end of March.

The lifeless body of a woman was found inside one of the apartments in tower H of the Parque del Este residential complex, located in Campo Lindbergh, Juan Díaz township.

A judge of guarantees accepted the imputation of charges against two people allegedly involved in the murder of the 38-year-old Gian Barrios and his seven-year-old son Giancarlos Barrios, committed on May 17 in the Buena Vista neighborhood in Tocumen.

For the second consecutive period, gasoline prices will increase from this Friday, May 22, until Friday, June 5, announced the National Energy Secretariat (SNE) .

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