Thursday 29th April 2021.
April 29, 2021
In the last 24 hours, Panama registered 326 new cases of covid-19 and 4 deaths, reported the Ministry of Health ( Minsa ) through its epidemiological report. With these figures, the total number of accumulated cases rises to 363,895 and 2 deaths from previous days are updated, totaling 6,222 the number of deaths due to this disease in the country. According to the epidemiological report of the Minsa, the lethality of the virus is at 1.7%. 9,134 tests to detect covid-19 were applied in the last hours. The positivity is at 3.9%. There are currently 3,899 active covid-19 cases and 353,774 recovered patients, the Minsa indicated. There are 3,543 patients in isolation, of them 3,380 in their residences and 163 in hospital hotels, while 356 patients are hospitalized, of which 287 are in the ward and 69 in intensive care units.
A total of 224 teachers and administrators from 58 schools in the Herrera educational region were included in the vaccination day against Covid-19 that began on Wednesday. This event – which also took place starting this Wednesday in the province of Los Santos – was held at the Sergio Pérez Delgado school in the town of Monagrillo.
From 7:00 am yesterday, April 28 the nurses grouped in the National Association of Nurses (Anep) began a 24-hour work stoppage, a measure rejected by the Ministry of Health (Minsa).
The Fifth Court of Criminal Sentencing, Drug Trafficking and Crimes against the Environment of Guatemala ordered that a forensic doctor examine Luis Enrique Martinelli Linares, after he requested to be transferred to a hospital, for alleged heart problems.
The Commission on Credentials, Regulations, Parliamentary Ethics and Judicial Affairs of the National Assembly suspended the session in which it would review at least 10 complaints against magistrates of the Supreme Court of Justice , due to the presence of journalists. The meeting was suspended until further notice, after a discussion between the president of the commission, Roberto Ábrego , of the ruling Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD), and Juan Diego Vásquez, an independent.
A bill being debated by deputies would affect the development of several electricity interconnection works in the country, warned the state Electric Transmission Company (Etesa) .If you approve this bill 342, Etesa would not comply with the Expansion Plan of the National Interconnection System (Pesin), endangering the stability of the Panamanian electricity sector because the entry into operation of electrical projects would be delayed due to lack of transmission lines. Likewise, the development of projects of national interest would be delayed, exorbitant expenses would be incurred and the consequent increase in the national budget, says Mosquera. This rule would affect the Panama-Colombia electrical interconnection, the Sabanitas-Panama III Transmission line, the Fourth Electric Transmission line, the Mata de Nance-Frontera line, the Veladero-Panama Transmission line, the Panama II-Chepo line and various expansion and repowering projects throughout the country, which together add up to more than a billion dollars in investment.
The Federico Guardia Conte de Chilibre water treatment plant reduced its production to 50% this Wednesday, April 28, 2021, due to a situation originating in the 66-inch pipeline, at kilometer zero. The National Aqueduct and Sewer Institute (Idaan) reported that the operational team has already carried out an inspection and started work to correct the fault.