Tuesday 22nd December 2020.

December 22, 2020

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported on Monday, that in the last hours 31 new deaths have been reported in the country due to the coronavirus, totaling 3,597 accumulated and a fatality of 1.7%. And in the last 24 hours they detected 1,699 new positive cases, for a cumulative total of 214,038. In the last 24 hours, 10,346 tests have been applied, giving a percentage of positivity of 16.4%.

The Minsa reported that Panama already has four freezers to store the first batch of vaccines against Covid-19, which should arrive in the country in the first quarter of 2021.

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) published a decree this Monday, in which it temporarily suspends the entry of people from, who have stayed in or passed through the United Kingdom in the last 20 days, after the finding of a new strain of the coronavirus The decree, published in the Official Gazette , indicates that the entry of people who have stayed, traveled or are from South Africa are also temporarily suspended.

Health officials began yesterday, with the installation of a campaign hospital in the parking lots of the San Miguel Arcángel hospital center, in the San Miguelito district, to treat Covid-19 patients .

Although the levels of contagion by Covid-19 are increasing in Chiriquí , there are citizens who are not complying with the restrictive measures that seek to stop its advance in the province, as denounced by the authorities.  This last weekend, the National Police dismantled a clandestine cockpit, while the Ministry of Health announced that it will punish two officials and a justice of the peace who allegedly violated the quarantine.

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) announced, that it will investigate the journalistic reports of La Prensa that point out that, to carry out rapid tests for Covid-19, the Tocumen International Airport chose laboratories that do not appear on the list. from the Gorgas Memorial Institute for Health Studies.

During December 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30 and 31, both men and women will work and circulate on a regular basis, but there will be gender restrictions when shopping in shops (supermarkets, stores, pharmacies, etc. ), settling on Mondays and Wednesdays for women and Tuesdays and Thursdays for men.

La Prensa asked the Ministry of Health (Minsa) a week ago for information with regards to vaccination process, adjustments to the cold chain and the logistics of distribution of the vaccine, but has not received a response.

The Minsa informed that once pending details in the negotiation are concluded, it will give the requested information.

Suspended. This is how the visits of relatives of those deprived of liberty will remain from yesterday in all prisons in the country.

Between March and November, in eight months of the pandemic, the public debt balance has skyrocketed. The public sector owed $ 29,845.2 million, while as of November 30, commitments amounted to $ 36,085.8 million, that is, $ 6,240.6 million or a 20.9% increase, according to the Ministry of Economy and Finance .



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