Thursday 13th May 2021.

May 13, 2021

The epidemiological report of the Ministry of Health (Minsa), of this Wednesday, reveals that 562 new cases of Covid-19 and 3 deaths were registered in the last 24 hours. These cases increase the accumulated number of infections to 368,930 and deaths to 6,285. To date, 9,659 tests have been applied, and a positive percentage of 5.8% is maintained  The recovered patients total 358,044 and the active cases are 4,601. While in home isolation, 4,250 people are reported, of which 4,037 are at home and 213 in hospital hotels. The report also reports that there are 351 hospitalized patients and of them 303 are in the wards and 48 are in the intensive care units.

Until the night of Tuesday, May 11, the National Authority for Government Innovation (AIG) had received some 1,800 requests from Panamanians and residents who traveled abroad to apply the first dose of the anticovid vaccine and who choose to receive the second dose. in Panama.

The general administrator of the National Authority for Government Innovation (AIG), Luis Oliva, confirmed this Wednesday, that the 8 thousand places that were available for the application of AstraZeneca doses against Covid-19 in the Rommel Fernández were allocated. This happened in a period of approximately one hour, after the system was enabled on Tuesday.

The President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo, reported this Wednesday, that they have identified some expenses in the Government, which will be put on hold due to the imbalance between income and disbursements of the public sector. He said that these expenses include consultancies, travel expenses abroad and some appointments. The president indicated that this Wednesday, at the Cabinet Council, they will approve the “analysis” of the expenses to which they will put on a brake.

Some 11 people allegedly related to the crimes of extortion, homicide and attempted murder were apprehended as part of the “Trident” operation, it was reported. Of the total of those apprehended, at least five were required by the Superior Prosecutor against Organized Crime, as they were identified in investigations for allegedly extorting people who accessed a website that offers sexual services and, after that, they were threatened.

Arquesio Arias , deputy of the ruling Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD), criminally denounced the digital media Foco and Claramente, and demands $ 500 thousand from them. He accuses them of the alleged commission of financial crimes and against the administration of justice.

Courtesy of La Prensa / Gabriel Rodríguez.

At least 12 companies have shown interest in the tender of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) for the operation, rehabilitation and administration of the Balboa shipyard for the next 20 years. Panama Canal and having the only dry dock on the Pacific coast of America with the dimensions to accommodate a panamax ship.

The Ministry of Public Works (MOP) reported this Wednesday, May 12, 2021 that the closure of the bridge over the Chiriquí Viejo river, located in the community of La Florentina, was ordered to maintain the safety of its users.

Knowing the value of the product that is sold is one of the maxims in tourism. Recently, 15 agents from the US travel agency Collette Tours made a 9-day tour of different tourist spots in the country, especially Valle de Antón, in the province of Coclé.

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