Thursday 29th October 2020.

October 29, 2020

The epidemiological report of the Ministry of Health (Minsa), on Wednesday, registers 825 new positive cases of Covid-19 , for a cumulative total of 131,247.  In addition, it reports 13 new deaths, totaling 2,663 accumulated and a fatality of 2.0%.  With respect to the tests applied in the last 24 hours it is reported that they were 7,896 giving a percentage of positivity of 10.4%.

The plenary session of the National Assembly approved on Wednesday, in the third and last debate the general budget of the State for 2021.

The Second Chamber of the Court of Appeals of Guatemala rejected a constitutional guarantee protection that Ricardo Alberto Martinelli Linares presented against his detention in that country, which occurred on July 6, in response to a request for extradition from the United States.

A total of 700 rapid antigen tests for the diagnosis of Covid-19 , valued at approximately 14 thousand dollars, were stolen from the laboratory of the Gustavo Nelson Collado de Chitré hospital.

The Tocumen International Airport plans to mobilize about 30 thousand 691 passengers during national holidays.

At least 10 schools in the metropolitan area have begun the procedures to carry out their graduation acts under the biosecurity measures by

Covid-19 , confirmed this Wednesday, by the regional director of Health Israel Cedeño.

“The optimal time to start the construction of the fourth bridge is not 2021.” With these words, the Minister of Economy and Finance , Héctor Alexander , confirmed that within the general budget for next year, no funds were included to carry out the mega-project that would facilitate travel to and from the interior of the country.

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