Tuesday 1st September 2020.

September 1, 2020

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported, this Monday, August 31, 917 new cases and 7 deaths in the last 24 hours.The tests carried out in the last 24 hours were 5,596 for a percentage of positivity of 16%, says the statement.

The President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo , said that he has listened to the calls of business unions requesting a more expeditious economic reopening. However, President Cortizo was clear and pointed out that he does not share that suggestion.

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) concluded the administrative report of the events that occurred in the La Fragata restaurant, in the Bella Vista district, last week when several people held a meeting, despite the restriction measures due to the quarantine by the Covid-19 disease.

On the afternoon of August 31, the members of the Budget Commission of the National Assembly approved five transfers to the Ministry of Health (Minsa) for an approximate amount of 8 million dollars in order to cancel salaries and extra shifts of health personnel who have been hired to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Luis Enrique and Ricardo Martinelli

The Twelfth Criminal Court advised that the request to the United States to extradite the brothers Ricardo Alberto and Luis Enrique Martinelli Linares, accused of the alleged commission of the crime of money laundering, is in accordance with the law and that this office can continue with the management of the Procedure.

The Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office has issued five judicial assistance requests related to the investigation for possible payment of bribes for the construction of the via Brazil Section II corridor, awarded to the Spanish company Fomentos de Construcciones y Contratas (FCC) during the administration of Ricardo Martinelli.

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