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Thursday 19th March 2020. Update on Coronavirus as Panama goes under a 9pm to 5am Curfew. Plenty of great music!

March 19, 2020





Panama’s cases rise to 109 and the President initiates a 9pm to 5am curfew effective immediately Wednesday 18th. But we try to keep the spirits up with great music and snippets of fun facts. And we check up on Yazmin at home.

The Health Minister, Rosario Turner, reported that up to 4:00 pm on Wednesday, March 18, there were 109 positive cases in the country, 23 more cases compared to, Tuesday.

President Laurentino Cortizo ordered a curfew across the country, from 9:00 pm to 5:00 am, starting last night Wednesday, March 18.

Health checkpoints, water rationing, the temporary closure of recreational or sports venues, the prohibition to celebrate parties in private residences and actions to avoid “crowds” in restaurants, pharmacies and banks are part of the sanitary measures proposed in a bill approved in the first debate this Wednesday, March 18, in the Assembly’s Committee on Labor, Health and Social Development.

Banco General announced that clients who have felt the economic effects of the coronavirus can contact the bank to modify the conditions of their loans.

The presentation of legal initiatives in the National Assembly that promote the general suspension for three months of tax obligations, employers’ quota, water and electricity services, as well as for mortgage, commercial and agricultural loans has generated reactions among various unions.

The health authorities have quarantined 904 people, both nationals and foreigners, who have been in the Cuango community, Santa Isabel district, on the Arriba de Colón coast, since last February 23.

The Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic reported on Wednesday that it had endorsed the purchase of medical, pharmaceutical and laboratory supplies to face the spread of the coronavirus, for an approximate amount of $ 39 million dollars.


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