Thursday 29th July 2021.

July 29, 2021

According to the statistics of the Minsa, the 969 new infections were the result of the application of 10,375 tests, for a positivity of 9.3%. Similarly, it is detailed that in the last 24 hours there were 10 deaths and since the pandemic reached the country, in March 2020, 6,791 deaths have been accumulated. The fatality is at 1.6%. To date, there are 12,738 active cases of the new coronavirus nationwide. In home isolation there are 12,155; of that amount there are 11,840 at home and 315 in hotels. With respect to the hospitalized, it is detailed that there are 583; 469 were registered in wards and 114 in intensive care.

The vaccination strategy against Covid-19 in the country advances. At 7:00 yesterday, the anticovid immunization day began in 10 circuits in the province of Panama and the interior of the country. This, in order to vaccinate 561 thousand 731 people from the age of 16, according to data from the Ministry of Health (Minsa). As happened last week when vaccination began using the sweeping technique, long lines were observed in the different places set up for the inoculations. In the morning hours, large numbers of young people were seen in these lines, waiting to be vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2.

Elisa Suárez de Gómez was sworn in as re-elected president of the Panamanian Association of Business Executives (Apede), sending a message to the Government about the urgency of applying measures that allow a sustainable economic reactivation in a country marked by unemployment (20%) and the economic crisis amid the pandemic. The message went directly to President Laurentino Cortizo , who participated in the formal ceremony.

“Our brother Mauro is a man who has maintained a vertical line throughout his life, we doubt the authenticity of his signature in that power of attorney and that is why we want the Public Ministry (MP) to investigate thoroughly.” This is how Luis Guillermo Zúñiga, brother of Dr. Mauro Zúñiga , expressed himself when officially requesting this July 28, 2021 to the MP to investigate whether the signature that appears in the power of attorney presented by the lawyer Carlos Ameglio Moncada to desist from the complaint against former President Ricardo Martinelli for the puncture case is that of his relative.

During the morning session of the sixth day of the trial for the wiretapping case, which follows former President Ricardo Martinelli, the prosecution presented documentation that proves that Ronny Rodríguez and Ismael Pittí worked in the National Security Council (CSN), said Carlos Herrera Delegado , attorney for the plaintiffs Mitchell Doens and Balbina Herrera. The lawyer indicated that this Wednesday, the aforementioned documentary evidence was presented to the judges (Iveth Francois Vega, Jennifer Saavedra Naranjo and Marisol Osorio Leyton) of the Oral Trial Court.

The Superior Court of Appeals confirmed, on the afternoon of this Wednesday, July 28, the precautionary measures imposed by a judge of guarantees to Julio Caballero , former official of the Ministry of Public Works (MOP), in the process that is being followed for the alleged commission of crimes against the public administration. This, after they found bags of food from the Panama Solidario program in his residence located in the San Francisco district. After this, his defense lawyers filed an appeal, which was heard this Wednesday. Also accused in this case are: Julio Palacios , Juan Carlos Brin and Rodolfo Chamorro

The Panama Canal Authority announced that the Miraflores visitor center will open to the public on August 11, after being closed for almost a year and five months as a result of the coronavirus pandemic . The reopening of this site will be under the strict biosecurity measures established by the health authorities. Those who wish to visit can make reservations from Monday, August 2, via the website

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