News Thursday 11th June 2020.

June 11, 2020


The infections of the new coronavirus (Covid-19) in Panama do not stop increasing, and the figure revealed this Wednesday, by the Ministry of Health (Minsa) is 17,889 accumulated positive cases (656 new cases).

The metropolitan director of Health, Israel Cedeño, reported that the total number of deaths increased to 413 and in the last 24 hours the Covid-19 claimed 10 more lives.

People who live in a certain space and who are not infected with the coronavirus , will be the first source of protection against the advance of the virus, becoming so-called “social bubbles”.

A caravan of citizens protesting on Avenida Balboa against the measures adopted by the Executive in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, found a police checkpoint in front of them at the Comptroller’s Office and another at the entrance to the Old Town.

Businessmen and industrialists asked the government to apply measures that really stop the coronavirus, aligned with a comprehensive plan for economic recovery, which at this time does not exist.

The Comptroller General of the Republic denied the endorsement of the contract agreed between the Ministry of Public Works (MOP) and the company SmartBrix Centroamérica, SA ., For the construction of the Albrook modular hospital , for patients with coronavirus.

The Ministry of Health warned the Simón Mon Mendieta Dance Board of Parita that virtual religious celebrations in honor of Corpus Christi will only be allowed.

Proposal for Law 134, which establishes the regulatory framework for patronages that administer cultural properties and that are owned by the State, will be attached to the draft bill for the General Culture Law presented this year in the National Assembly.

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