Tuesday 2nd November 2021.

November 2, 2021

The Department of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) detailed the afternoon of this Monday, November 1, that again no deaths were reported due to Covid-19. The accumulated number of deaths due to the virus in the country is 7,317, according to the entity’s report. According to the Minsa, only 72 new cases were reported this Monday. While in Panama there are 472,736 accumulated cases of the new coronavirus. On the other hand, those recovered amount to 463,321, with 146 new discharges. 3,252 tests were also administered nationwide. Active cases are counted in 2,098, of which 1,935 are in home isolation and 163 hospitalized. On the other hand, there are 130 hospitalized in a ward and 33 in intensive care units.

The Minister of Health, Luis Francisco Sucre, during a civic event at the Minsa facilities, to celebrate the beginning of the month of the Fatherland, called on the population not to lower their guard and continue with biosafety measures. Sucre stressed that during the pandemic the team has worked without pause, for which he thanked all collaborators for this support to the homeland.

The New York prosecutor’s office asked a federal judge to seize assets linked to Ricardo Alberto and Luis Enrique Martinelli Linares , nine months after presenting the formal accusation against both, for alleged crimes related to money laundering. In a note presented on October 29, prosecutor Breon Peace , through his assistant Tanisha Payne , identified two amounts that would be subject to seizure: one for $ 697 thousand 458.75, “plus accrued interest” and any other traceable product of that sum., indicating that it could be bank accounts; another for a million dollars , and all the products of which are traceable.

The trial of former President Ricardo Martinelli culminated the phase of presentation of evidence by the defense after it abruptly suspended its presentation of evidence and witnesses on Monday. In total, the defense presented 13 pieces of evidence, of which one was testimonial, another expert and the rest documentary. Originally the defense group stated that it would present at least 40 pieces of evidence The allegations phase will begin on Monday, November 8 at 2:00 pm and both the defense, the Prosecutor’s Office and the plaintiffs will have one hour for their final presentations.

The President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo , will preside over the acts of the bicentennial of the First Cry of Independence given on November 10, 1821 in La Villa de Los Santos. This was confirmed on the morning of Monday, by the mayor of the Los Santos district, Maximiliano Amaya Potes. “President Cortizo will be here at 7:00 am in the Rufina Alfaro park where the protocol acts will begin,” commented the mayor.

Of the 193 countries that are members of the United Nations (UN), only three have presented their emissions inventory as negative carbon, one of them is Panama. This was revealed by President Laurentino Cortizo , during his participation this Monday, at the UN Climate Change Summit, which is held in the city of Glasgow, Scotland. Cortizo emphasized that funds should be allocated to help countries like Panama, which do not just talk, but carry out concrete actions and “that is what Mother Earth needs from developed countries.” Cortizo complained to the attendees of the Glasgow summit that Panama did not receive funds out of the 100 million dollars destined for “green support” to emerging countries and that were approved in the Paris Agreement.

Eight out of 10 Panamanians consider that the country is unsafe and 3 out of 10 have been the victim of some crime in the last year, according to an investigation by the new quality of life observatory of the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama (CCIAP) “Panama, tell me!”

The superior prosecutor for Homicide and Femicide, Rafael Baloyes, affirmed that “not everything has to do with drugs”, when referring to the latest bloody events that occurred in the country. “However, there is a high incidence at this time of those behaviors and serious crimes that are being committed in a very reckless way in the streets that are related to hit men and drugs,” said the prosecutor, in statements to TVN Noticias .

From 10:00 am on Tuesday, November 2, the lane reversal operation will begin for the national holidays. The operation will begin from the Campana sector to Sajalices and will run until 6:00 pm this Tuesday, reported the Directorate of Traffic Operations of the National Police. Also at noon on Tuesday there will be a road reversal operation from noon from Avenida de los Mártires to Arraiján. While on Wednesday, November 3, there will be a similar operation from Campana to Sajalices. However, it was clarified that this decision could change after the traffic monitoring is carried out.

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