The news Monday 1st June 2020.

June 1, 2020


The report of the Ministry of Health (Minsa), this Sunday, indicates that in the country since the cases of the new coronavirus began, the number of deceased is 336 (that is 6 new deaths). The accumulated cases of Covid-19 add up to 13,463. Those reported this Sunday are 445 (347, occurred in the last 24 hours and 98 that were notified late by the Social Security Fund).

The coordinator of Nosocomial Diseases of the Social Security Fund (CSS), Gladys Guerrero, confirmed on Sunday, that 19 Health workers (technicians, doctors and nurses) from the Neurosurgery ward of the Arnulfo Arias Hospital Complex Madrid tested positive for Covid-19, in addition to a patient who is being held in the ward.

A report from the General Directorate of the Penitentiary System (DGSP) of the Ministry of Government and Justice reported, the death of a prisoner held in the Santiago de Veraguas prison, who suffered from diabetes and contracted the Covid-19 infection.

During a tour of the narrow streets of the San Miguelito district, still littered with garbage, the Minister of Health, Rosario Turner, handed out masks to residents who were on the doorsteps of their houses on Sunday and warned: “tomorrow we won’t open. the country, tomorrow is the beginning of a process of gradual transition”.

A few hours before the opening of a second block of activities, the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama (Cciap) considers that if all the guidelines dictated by the Ministry of Health (Minsa) to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus are followed, we will be able to advance with the reopening of the other blocks.

Sadly a man who was hospitalized in the Dr. Arnulfo Arias Madrid Hospital Complex of the Social Security Fund (CSS), on the Transistmica, died on Sunday morning after falling from the fourth floor of the building.

The attorney for the administration, Rigoberto González , admitted the complaint filed by Cristian Ábrego Swiderek for the alleged purchase of second-hand materials for the construction of the Panama Solidarity Modular Hospital, which was under the charge of the Ministry of Public Works (MOP), and its purpose is care for patients with the Covid-19.

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