Tuesday 17th November 2020.

November 17, 2020

In the epidemiological report of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) it was highlighted that in the last 24 hours 8 new deaths are reported due to the Covid-19 disease. This Monday, in Panama, 126,746 recovered patients and the detection of 1,014 new positive cases were counted, for a cumulative total of 147,667. According to the Minsa, in the last hours 7,220 tests were applied, for a percentage of positivity of 14.0%. With the 8 new deaths registered in the country, there are 2,881 accumulated deaths, with a fatality of 2.0%.

A group of citizens will not receive a copy of the results of the ex officio audit carried out by the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic on the contracts under form No. 172 of the National Assembly. This was reported by the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic, on the morning of yesterday Monday, in a statement, in which it explained that they did not deliver the information because that process has not yet concluded and “because the request would violate the current transparency law.”

The current revenues of the Central Government totaled $ 3,849 million between January and October, a figure that represents a fall of $ 1,923 million or 33.3% when compared to what had been budgeted for the same period. Similarly, this year’s revenues fell $ 1,672 million or 30.2% when compared to the January-October 2019 period.

The Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office has summoned the representative in Panama of the Spanish company Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas (FCC) , Issac Figueroa, as part of the process in which the alleged payment of bribes for the award of public works during the government of Ricardo Martinelli (2009-2014) .

The Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice did not admit an appeal filed by the Anti-Corruption Discharge Prosecutor’s Office against the decision of the Second Court of Justice to declare part of the investigation carried out against businessman Gabriel Btesh for the alleged commission of embezzlement detrimental to the state company Tocumen SA

Isauro Izzy Elizondo

Surfing brings another reason of pride to Panama. Isauro Izzy Elizondo’s preparation trip to Hawaii, the world surfing mecca , begins to bear its first fruits this weekend he conquered the Under 18 category and finished in second place in the Under 16, in the HSA Vissla Hi tournament -tech Lopez Surfbash in Maui. Izzy, as Elizondo is nicknamed, is only 16 years old and is part of the national preselection, facing the Surf World Cup in El Salvador in 2021, which puts into play direct tickets to the Tokyo Olympics next year.

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