Tuesday 2nd February 2021.

February 2, 2021

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) announced this Monday, that in the last 24 hours there have been 724 new infections and 24 deaths from Covid-19. The accumulated cases of the new coronavirus add up to 321,103 and the total of deaths, since last March, is 5,296. Two new deaths occurred in subsequent days were also added.  To date, 5,057 tests have been applied, for a percentage of positivity of 14.3%, informed the Minsa. 2,501 hospitalized patients: Of this number, 2,249 are in the ward and 252 are in the intensive care units

Chancellor Erika Mouynes and the Minister of Economy and Finance, Héctor Alexander, will appear before the plenary session of the National Assembly on Monday, February 8. The president of the legislature, Marcos Castillero, said this Monday, February 1, that both ministers should refer to the acquisition of vaccines against Covid-19 .

The Deputy Minister of Health, Ivette Berrío, emphasized, that as soon as the next batch of vaccines against Covid-19 arrives, the second dose will be applied to those who have already been immunized.

The Tocumen International Airport announced this Monday, that one of the four laboratories that performs rapid tests for Covid-19 in the area of duty free area will be relocated to the entrance of the air terminal.

The Transit and Land Transportation Authority (ATTT) reported the extension of the extension of the validity of driver’s licenses, until February 28.

The deforestation of 188 hectares of forests between the Amarradero and Pihuila rivers, in the province of Darién, revived the indignation that for decades the issue has provoked among environmentalists and activists, who ask the authorities for severe punishment for those responsible for this type of crime.

After 6:30 am on Monday, February 1, the section between the Bridge of the Americas and Arraiján began to be enabled.

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