Tuesday 15th December 2020.
December 15, 2020
The epidemiological report of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) highlighted this Monday, that in the last 24 hours there have been 26 new deaths from Covid-19. According to the Minsa, in Panama there are 163,334 recovered patients. In addition, active cases total 27,903. While this Monday a total of 1,612 new positive cases were detected, for a cumulative total of 194,619. For the second consecutive day, there is a decrease in the cases detected after the record number of 2,806 infected in one day was reached. This Monday 9,570 tests were applied, for a percentage of positivity of 17%.
President Laurentino Cortizo held on Monday, a meeting with Jean Pierre Leignadier, president of the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama; and Julio De La Lastra, president of the National Council of Private Enterprise (CONEP), to analyze the progress of the coronavirus pandemic in the country. The Ministry of Health will hold a press conference this today where “the necessary measures that were agreed upon to continue the fight against the pandemic will be announced,” according to the Presidency.
A new sampling center to diagnose the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus (which causes Covid-19) has opened in the Costa del Este urbanization. It is a VidaTec facility located in the area of the Inter-American Academy of Panama, explained Denisse Vega, general manager of the specialized clinical laboratory.
Around 2 thousand face screens were distributed, on Monday, in Plaza 5 de Mayo, as part of the strategy to reduce the risk of contagion from Covid-19 in public transport.
Multidisciplinary staff of the Joaquín Pablo Franco Sayas Hospital in Las Tablas, Los Santos, protested at noon on Monday, to request the construction of a new medical center as well as the payment of the three months of extraordinary shifts owed to them by the Ministry of Health (Minsa) .
A “criminal” complaint for allegedly inciting and undermining public order and violating the Constitution was presented this Monday, against President Laurentino Cortizo, before the General Secretariat of the National Assembly .
Chad F. Wolf, who holds the position of Acting Secretary of Homeland Security of the United States , is in Panama. He arrived in the country on Sunday, December 13, to participate in meetings with Panamanian authorities. This, in order to reinforce the bonds of friendship and physical and cybernetic collaboration between both countries.
The Supreme Court of Justice upheld the decision of the Second Superior Court of Justice to open a criminal case against the former director of the defunct National Aid Program (PAN, now the Social Assistance Directorate) Giacomo Tamburrelli for alleged irregularities in the purchase of musical instruments.
Volunteers and officials of the National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc) found the body of a woman on Monday, in the sector of Camino 5 in Caizán, district of Renacimiento, on the banks of the Chiriquí Viejo river.