Thursday 26th November 2020.

November 26, 2020

In the epidemiological report of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) of this Wednesday, 16 new deaths are reported due to Covid-19, with which the country records 3,002 deaths. According to the Minsa, this Wednesday 9,978 tests were applied to detect people infected with the virus. There were 1,602 new positive cases were detected giving a 16.06% positivity, and a cumulative total of 158,532.

The health authorities have recognized that the numbers of Covid-19 cases in the country show a slight increase, however, they express that the numbers are within expectations due to the reopening of economic activities.

The Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice did not admit an appeal presented by the anti-corruption prosecutor Adecio Mojica, who sought to reverse the ruling that freed those investigated for the loan granted by the Savings Bank (CA), supposedly for the construction of the Amador convention center.

A guarantee judge lifted, this Wednesday, the precautionary measure of notification – on the 30th of each month – to the former director of the National Security Council, Rolando López, who is being investigated for the alleged commission of the crime of illegal arms trafficking .

The Minister of Labor and Labor Development, Doris Zapata, reported that the possibility of extending the suspension of labor contracts will be raised, based on “activities and realities.”

The Panamanian government reported that it reached an agreement with the pharmaceutical company

Pfizer Panama and BioNTech SE to acquire 3 million doses of its vaccine against Covid-19.

The risk rating agency Standard & Poors lowered Panama’s sovereign rating from BBB + to BBB on Tuesday, leaving the country’s rating within investment grade.

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