Tuesday 10th May 2022.

May 10, 2022


In the last 24 hours, one death reported from Covid-19 , detailed the Ministry of Health (Minsa) in its epidemiological report on Monday, May 9. With this death, the total number of people who have lost their lives due to the respiratory virus amounts to 8,194. According to the Minsa, in the last hours 1,359 new positive cases were detected, for a positivity of 22.4%. 6,080 new tests were applied. While the active cases add up to 13,732, of which 13,577 are in home isolation and 155 hospitalized. Those in isolation are divided into 13,548 at home and 29 in hotels. Those hospitalized are 136 in the wards and 19 in intensive care units.

After a coordination meeting, the Ministries of Health and Education decided on the morning of this Monday, May 9, to maintain the 2022 school year and reinforce some criteria and equipment that monitor the Covid-19 pandemic. The Ministers of Health, Luis Francisco Sucre, and of Education, Maruja Gorday de Villalobos, analyzed various points with the aim of mitigating the increase in positive cases due to Covid-19 in the country’s educational centers. He added that the school year remains normal and closure has not been considered, however decisions will be made in some schools according to the indicators in the number of cases. In relation to vaccination in students, he said that it is already at 90% and teaching staff more than 93%.

For 24 extendable hours, the general strike of the Coalition of Unity for Colón (CUCO) is extended , after receiving no response from the national government to the demands for the execution of projects, control of fuel prices and other requests from civil society , was announced at a press conference on the night of this Monday, May 9. Other organizations such as selective transport and groups from the Colonense Broad Front join CUCO’s protest, while the teachers’ leadership asked parents not to send their children to classes tomorrow, Tuesday, since they will support the militant strike. Earlier there were clashes with the National Police, a caravan was held and the roads were closed in Cuatro Altos, sector 20 in the Transístmica and on the up and down coasts in support of the general strike.

Security Minister Juan Manuel Pino reported that Panama and Colombia are continuing talks to build a binational base in the Caribbean as part of actions to combat drug trafficking in the region. “I spoke directly, and we agreed with Minister (Diego) Molano, a new binational coastal base in the Caribbean, in La Miel,” said Pino, who added that this is a priority. Pino’s statements were given when asked about security in the province of Darién, highlighting that he has met on several occasions with the Colombian Defense Minister, Diego Molano, and that Panama’s intention is to improve border surveillance in the Darien.

Three officials from various entities were sanctioned for breaches of the Code of Ethics , the National Authority for Transparency and Access to Information (Antai) reported on Monday . The fines range from 10% to 50% of the servers’ salary, the entity said in a statement.

The 16-year-old Valentino Mini who represents Panama, obtained seventh place among 24 participants in the Pau Ville urban circuit of the French Formula 4 Championship. Mini, who was in race 2, added his first two points in this French championship and managed to be in seventh place despite starting in fifteenth position. The first round of the championship was in the town of Nogaro and the third race will be at the Magny-Cours circuit.

The streets of the Panama Pacifico sector, in the Arraiján district, were the scene this Sunday, May 8, of the Spring 20-30 Duathlon , in which more than 100 athletes from both branches participated. In the male branch, Andrés Angrisano took first place with a time of 1:06:57 hours, followed by Alan Jaramillo, who made a time of 1:08:34, and Adrián Camacho, who recorded a time of 1:08:46. . While in the female branch the winner was the Venezuelan Williana Rojas, with a time of 1:09:17 hours. She was escorted by Brenda Young, with a time of 1:16:07 hours, and Claudia Lainez, with 1:17:24 hours.

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