Tuesday 1st December 2020.

December 1, 2020

The epidemiology report of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) highlighted this Monday, November 30, that in the last hours 19 new deaths were registered due to Covid-19. While this Monday 1,077 new positive cases of infected with the virus were detected, for a cumulative total of 165,806.

The President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo , defended this Monday, November 30, the dialogue of the Bicentennial Pact Closing Gaps that he convened last week. As he said, this is the first time in history that a dialogue does not begin through thematic tables. Similarly, he indicated that all Panamanians – without exclusions – will be able to participate and contribute to closing the gaps in the country.

A proposal to extend the system of even and odd taxis until January 15, 2021, was presented this Monday, November 30, by the ombudsman, Eduardo Leblanc, before the Transit and Land Transportation Authority (ATTT) .

President Laurentino Cortizo said this Monday, November 30, that in recent weeks the number of people who have entered hospitals after becoming ill with coronavirus has increased .”We are lowering our guard,” said the president, who participated in the groundbreaking act of the construction of the San Miguelito Regional University Center (Crusam) of the University of Panama.

As part of national strategies, many more people are on the streets, which has led to an increase in cases of the new coronavirus in the country. Some of them go out to work and others are making “inappropriate” use of this facility, said this Monday, November 30, Enrique Lau Cortés , general director of the Social Security Fund (CSS), referring to the rise in cases of the last days.

The Ministry of Education (Meduca) elaborates together with teachers and the educational community a decree in which the mechanics of the next school year 2021 will be established and in which a blended education is proposed.

The National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc) declared this Monday, November 30, a green alert in the provinces of Bocas del Toro, Veraguas, Colón, Coclé and the Ngäbe-Buglé region. This alert entails a permanent surveillance of the different areas under threat, to warn as soon as possible of a risky situation.

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