Thursday 11th February 2021.

February 11, 2021

The epidemiological report of the Ministry of Health (Minsa), of this Wednesday, February 10, records 891 new infections and 17 deaths from Covid-19 , in the last 24 hours. To date, 8,983 new tests have been applied, which yielded a positivity of 9.9%. While in home isolation there are 21,505 people, of which 21,095 are in their homes and 410 in hospital hotels. The patients who are hospitalized are 1,702, and of these there are 1,505 in ward and 197 in intensive care units, informed the Minsa.

Unlike the rest of the country, Chiriquí is the only province that registered an increase in Covid-19 cases in recent days, so the Ministry of Health (Minsa) is evaluating tightening sanitary measures in that region.

Luis Oliva, general administrator of the Government Innovation Authority (AIG), revealed that so far 430 thousand people have registered to receive one of the vaccines against Covid-19.

The plenary session of the National Assembly approved on the afternoon of this Wednesday, February 10, in second debate the bill No. 314, which establishes in its article No. 17 that a psychiatrist will oversee evaluating and certifying the mental health of a patient.

The hearing to affect rights requested by former President Ricardo Martinelli , which was to be held this Wednesday, February 10, was suspended.

Publio De Gracia, head of the General Directorate of Revenue (DGI), reported that as for now they do not plan to make a tax adjustment.

A year ago the government of President Laurentino Cortizo decided that the third line of the Metro would not use the central lanes of the fourth bridge to cross the Panama Canal. Twelve months after that decision, some details of the tunnel are being known, which was not part of either of the two works tendered; neither in that of the fourth bridge, nor in that of Line 3 of the Metro. Now, the Panama Metro reported that the costs of the changes to include the tunnel and other underground sections will be 360 ​​million dollars.

The Panamanian Episcopal Conference issued a statement after meeting for three days, in which they emphasize that the actions announced by the Government for economic recovery must “guarantee a new economic model, which in its application allows a more equitable, safe and effective development. ”.

Through Resolution No. MIPRE-2021-0004301 of February 10, 2021 that appears in the Official Gazette, a new increase in the price of fuels in Panama is set as of this Friday, February 12.

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