Thursday 1st October 2020.

October 1, 2020

The Ministry of Health ( Minsa ) reports that for Wednesday, September 30 in Panama, a total of 112,595 accumulated cases of COVID-19 have been counted , of which 742 are new infections registered in the last 24 hours. It also details that the number of confirmed deaths due to the new coronavirus rose to 2,372, after registering 8 new deaths, with which the fatality rate in the country remains at 2.1%. The Minsa adds that in the last hours 5,212 new tests have been carried out to detect COVID-19 and the positivity rate is 14.2%.

The general director of the Social Security Fund (CSS), Enrique Lau Cortés , announced that 45% of ward beds and 53% of intensive care beds are available, if they are necessary to attend to patients with Covid-19 .

Ricardo Alberto Martinelli Linares , detained in Guatemala since last July 6, has a period of three days to present the evidence that supports the challenge he presented against the magistrates who must decide his eventual extradition to the United States.

Former President Juan Carlos Varela appeared this Wednesday before the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office, to broaden his inquiry into the bribes that Odebrecht paid in Panama

The Tocumen International Airport will install 3 control points within Terminal 1 passenger area for the PCR test (Express Test for Covid-19) Passengers arriving in the country without the result of the test to validate that do not carry the coronavirus (Covid-19).

Raúl Jiménez , secretary of the Panamanian Association of Hotels (Apatel), indicated that it will be a long recovery process, and that it could take four and a half years to return to the levels of 2019, which were not the best.

The joint venture formed by the Coca-Cola Company and Coca-Cola Femsa for its dairy products business in Panama, announced on Wednesday, September 30, the sale of its entire stake in Estrella Azul to Panama Dairy Ventures Ltd, a business group Central American who is the new and only shareholder of Industrias Lácteas SA (Estrella Azul).

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