Tuesday 29th September 2020

September 29, 2020

Panama raises its number of deaths from COVID-19 to 2,348 and with 722 new cases, the country registers 111,277 infections of the virus at the national level, as reported by the Ministry of Health ( Minsa ).   To date, 4,476 tests were applied, for a percentage of positivity of 16.1% and 8 new deaths have been registered, for a fatality of 2.1%.

As part of the strategy to guarantee the acquisition of doses of a vaccine against Covid-19 , when it is duly validated by international entities, Panama has approached more than 14 pharmaceutical companies and governments that support these studies.

The traditional national parades that normally take place in November at the national level will not take place as a result of the effects that the new coronavirus is producing Instead, the Government is scheduled to carry out activities in honor of the homeland virtually.

The government announced that the 2021 carnival will not take place due to the Covid-19 pandemic that affects the country and the President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo , affirmed that the decision to cancel this event was the correct one.

The President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo, affirmed that he recommends to the Judicial Organ not to reach any agreement with the Odebrecht company and that the payment established in the accusation agreement be complied with.

With the reactivation of new economic sectors, the Health system is preparing for a possible outbreak of the new coronavirus and to ensure that this possible increase in cases is not of great impact, said the Minister of Health (Minsa), Luis Francisco Sucre .

Since number portability was implemented in 2011, until August 2020, one million 635 thousand 323 customers of telephone companies have migrated to another provider, according to statistics from the National Authority of Public Services (ASEP) .

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