Thursday 12th November 2020.

November 12, 2020

In the last 24 hours, 1,163 new coronavirus cases and six new deaths have been registered, the Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported this Wednesday, November 11.

With the latest reported cases, the accumulated total of infections in the country amount to 142,465. Of those, 120,823 have recovered.

The total number of people killed by the virus is 2,823, and the fatality rate is 2.0%.

To date, health personnel have applied 6,288 tests, for a positivity percentage of 18.5%.

On the other hand, the Ministry of Health (Minsa) established that next Monday, November 16, gyms will reopen, but with the provision that their users must swab periodically.

The Minister of Health, Luis Francisco Sucre , affirmed this Wednesday that the population must understand that despite the reopening of activities, we have not come out of the pandemic and that the latest report of 971 cases of the new coronavirus is alarming and a yellow light for the country.

The Budget Commission discussed on the afternoon of this Wednesday, November 11, behind closed doors (without transmission on its channels and social networks) the credit of $ 22.8 million, supposedly to pay 2,500 people from the 002 payroll of the National Assembly.

The preliminary hearing in the Blue Apple case , in which the Public Ministry asks to call 58 people to trial for alleged money laundering, was postponed to April 2021,

Of the 410 homicides that have been registered in the country this year, 340 (83%) were perpetrated with firearms, reported the Minister of Public Security, Juan Pino .

According to these figures, another 45 homicides (11%) were committed with knives; and in the remaining 25 murders recorded by the authorities (6%) it has not been established what type of weapon was used.

Officials of the National Customs Authority (ANA) may carry firearms and use lethal force in the exercise of their functions.

The La Yeguada forest reserve and the Coiba national park, in the province of Veraguas, will be closed as of this Thursday, November 12, reported the Ministry of Environment (Miambiente).

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