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Tuesday 31st March 2020. We connect up with our friends at Vale motors.

March 31, 2020

In the second hour we connect by phone with Alessio at Euro Taller Vale Motors. Some good tips on looking after your car when in Lockdown…  “An unused car is damaged more than one getting frequent use, so we advise you to at least turn it over and let it run for at least 5 minutes every other day, and if possible drive it in the parking lot, even for short trips (if you have more than one car alternate between them). Avoid turning on the radio, air conditioner, and lights to safeguard the battery. Check that the tires have adequate pressure. If you have a car cover you can use it and leave the driver side glass 2 fingers open.”

The Panamanian health authorities revealed at Monday’s press conference, that 27 deaths have now been registered in the country due to the new coronavirus and a total of one thousand and 75 cases have been confirmed, of which 888 are in home isolation.

In addition, the Minister of Security, Juan Pino, explained that this Wednesday, April 1 at 5:00 am, an absolute quarantine of 15 days will begin.

In this period, women can only leave their residences on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, while men can leave on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. And on Sundays all Panamanians are asked to stay in their homes.

Men and women will follow the same schedule established according to the last number of the identity card and the passport, in the case of foreigners.

The sessions of the plenary session of the National Assembly will resume today March 31, at 1:00 pm after they were suspended due to the detection among the workers of the Legislative Body of three positive cases of Covid-19.

The Minister of Health, Rosario Turner, along with her team and other ministers of State, visited the hotels where patients with Covid-19 will be housed on Monday .

When the Executive decreed the national emergency due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, immediately the Government was left with a clear path to make exceptional or direct contracts for $ 50 million, which tests the oversight powers of the Comptroller General of the Republic regarding the use of public funds.

The Deputy Minister of Security, Ivor Pittí, reported on Monday, that 4,175 people have been arrested for not complying with the movement restrictions in the country, established in Decree 507 that sets the curfew.

The administrative vice minister of Education, José Pio Castillero, reiterated the statements of the head of the portfolio, Maruja Gorday de Villalobos, in relation to the fact that the school year will not be lost.

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