Thursday 9th July 2020.

July 9, 2020

The epidemiological report of this Wednesday, July 8, highlights that 20 new deaths have occurred in the country due to the new coronavirus.

Consequently, there are 819 deaths in the country due to Covid-19, so the case fatality rate is 1.98%. In addition, 960 new infected cases were detected this Wednesday. In the country, 41 thousand 251 accumulated cases of people infected with Covid-19 are reported, according to the Ministry of Health (Minsa).

Ricardo Alberto Martinelli Linares , detained since last Monday in Guatemala, will have his extradition hearing to the United States Friday, July 10, at 10:00 am (11:00 am, Panama time).

The Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office has based its summons on former President Ricardo Martinelli on statements by three Brazilian whistleblowers and on a local investigation into alleged property purchases from a company that is his property: Promotora y Desarrollo Los Andes, SA

In a letter sent to the President of the National Assembly, Marcos Castillero, the Banking Association of Panama (ABP) warned of the risks involved in the application of a moratorium by law for commercial and consumer loans until December 31.

Santa Librada celebrations

From last March 25 to June 30, 23,846 births and 4,565 deaths were registered with the Electoral Tribunal (TE). These records are given during the state of emergency that the Government decreed, by Laurentino Nito Cortizo, on March 13 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Panama Fire Department reported yesterday morning an explosion in an apartment in a building in the Río Abajo district, province of Panama.

LAS TABLAS, Los Santos. For the first time, the celebration of the traditional mass in honor of Santa Librada, in Las Tablas, will take place without parishioners as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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