Tuesday 13th October 2020.

October 13, 2020

The epidemiological report of the Ministry of Health (Minsa), of this Monday, October 12, records 11 new deaths from Covid-19 , totaling 2,502 accumulated deaths.  In the last 24 hours, 489 new positive cases were also counted, for a cumulative total of 120,802.   This Monday 4,072 tests were applied, for a percentage of positivity of 12%.

The president of the Panamanian Association of Hotels (Apatel), Armando Rodríguez, revealed that 36% of Panamanian hotels reopened this Monday, October 12.

The President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo , affirmed that he asked the Health team that handles the issue of the advance of Covid-19 to analyze the issue of the reopening of the beaches and the quarantine on Sundays.

After almost seven months of closing operations due to restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic , Tocumen International Airport restarted international flights on Monday.

Former first lady Marta Linares de Martinelli has failed in her attempts to censor the newspaper La Prensa and failed to get the courts to prohibit the publication of criminal investigations and images of her family, including in particular her sons Ricardo Alberto and Luis Enrique Martinelli Linares .

The Ministry of Public Works (MOP) rejected all the proposals presented and canceled the public bid to hire a “consultancy for the study, design, preliminary plans, environmental advice, of the Costanera highway from Panama Pacifico to the Arraiján-La Chorrera highway.

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