Tuesday 9th February 2021.
February 9, 2021
In the last 24 hours, 25 new deaths have been registered and 1 death has also been updated, bringing a total of 5,506 accumulated deaths, with a fatality of 1.6%. In addition, this Monday, February 8, a total of 563 new positive cases were detected, 5,521 tests were applied throughout the country, for a percentage of positivity of 10.1%. There are 1,998 hospitalized, of them 1,793 are in a wards and 205 are in an intensive care units.
The ministers Erika Mouynes, of Foreign Relations, Luis Francisco Sucre, of Health, and Héctor Alexander, of Economy and Finance, entered the plenary session of the National Assembly at about 2:45 pm on Monday, to respond to the questionnaire prepared by the deputies regarding the pandemic and the purchase of vaccines against Covid-19 .
Executive Decree No. 71. which empowers the Ministry of Health (Minsa) to issue sanitary provisions, curfew and reopening of economic activities directly during the pandemic, was challenged this Monday, February 8, before the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) .
In the work report on the detection of those infected with Covid-19, it is highlighted that at the Tocumen International Airport more than a thousand infected passengers were detected since the controls began at the air terminal. While a total of 1,566 positive people for Covid-19 have been detected after control tests.
The Ministry of Culture (MiCultura) reported this Monday, that it delivered the contract it signed with Jimmy Dawson Productions, Inc. (JDP) , to the Comptroller General of the Republic to start the audit.
Carla García was appointed Monday, as the new governor of Panama, by the President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo . Her appointment came just hours after Judy Meana announced that President Cortizo had asked for her position as governor.
During a ceremony at the Higher Technical Institute of Agrotechnology of the Americas, in Foreign Exchange, President Laurentino Cortizo sanctioned bill 442, which creates the Special Regime for the Establishment of Operators and Developers of Agroparks .
The Minister of Labor and Labor Development, Doris Zapata, presented before the National Assembly the bill on the return of workers with contracts suspended due to the pandemic and the reactivation of companies.