Thursday 27th May 2023.

May 27, 2021

The latest epidemiological report from the Ministry of Health (Minsa) registers 663 new positive cases of Covid-19 , for a cumulative total of 375,600. This Wednesday, May 26, it is reported that in the last 24 hours, there have been 4 deaths from this disease caused by the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which brings the accumulated number of deaths to 6,357. To date, 10,129 tests were applied and the percentage of positivity increased to 6.5%. Regarding recovered patients, the report indicates that they total 363,282, while active cases are 5,961. In home isolation, 5,555 people are reported, of which 5,231 are at home and 324 in hospital hotels. While there are 406 hospitalized patients, 360 of them are in the ward and 46 are in the intensive care unit.

The director of the Authority for Government Innovation (AIG), Luis Oliva, announced that with the allocation of more appointments for the application of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, it is projected to immunize about 5,000 people per day.

The anti-corruption prosecutor of the Public Ministry , Tania Sterling, assured on Wednesday, that the 21 people for whom a dismissal was requested in the Odebrecht case, are people who were dignitaries of some law firms that did “a completely lawful task “, Because she explained,” it is not their responsibility to criminalize the career of law. “

The Mining Chamber of Panama (Camipa) asked the Government that everything related to the concession of the Molejón mine – operated by Petaquilla Minerals until 2014 – be carried out with transparency and within a framework of competitiveness. The union requested that the process take place in a timely manner, and that afterwards all the pending points left by the project be resolved, such as the debt with workers, the non-payment of quotas to the Social Security Fund (CSS) .

Ricardo Alberto and Luis Enrique Martinelli Linares have served 324 days in detention in a military prison in Guatemala, while their extradition to the United States is being decided, where they are required for the alleged commission of various crimes related to money laundering.

The administration of the Panama Metro reported that the soil studies have been completed in the extension project of line 1, to Villa Zaita, which will allow another phase of the work to be started.

The number of air passengers in the world will return in 2023 to its 2019 level, before the Covid-19 pandemic that caused the collapse of air traffic, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported on Wednesday.

From early in the morning, Wednesday traffic agents deployed an operation to streamline vehicular traffic on the Las Américas-Arraiján bridge road, which was partially closed after the collapse of part of the street. Since the early hours of the morning traffic congestion was observed due to the closure. Repair work on the road is expected to be completed on Friday.

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