Wednesday 11th November 2020.

November 11, 2020

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported this Tuesday, November 10, that the Rt of Covid-19 cases increased from 1.04 to 1.07 for this week. In addition, it reported that in the last hours 971 new cases of coronavirus and 9 new deaths have been registered (8 in the last 24 hours). Meanwhile, the number of tests applied was 7,079 tests for a positivity of 13.7%

“Veraguas is a province that continues to give us problems,” according to the Minister of Health, Luis Francisco Sucre on Tuedsday , referring to the situation of Covid-19 in that province. “The Rt (effective reproductive number of cases) of Veraguas is not good,” he pointed out. According to the minister, there are districts in Veraguas whose Rt is above 1.15 and 1.20 and “the cases are rising rapidly.”

The Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) announced that a restructuring of the 2020 and 2021 budgets will be carried out, which implies a reallocation of items within the existing budget and next year, in order to meet the needs caused by the passage of Hurricane Eta across the country.

With the absence of national authorities, this Tuesday’s celebrations were held for the 199th anniversary of the First Cry of Independence given in La Villa de Los Santos , on November 10, 1821.

On Tuesday, when the weather conditions improved in the province of Chiriquí, the heads of Commerce and Industries and Agricultural Development, Ramón Martínez and Augusto Valderrama, respectively, held a meeting with agricultural producers, coffee growers and businessmen, who were affected by the floods and landslides that occurred last week.

Five people, apprehended during the international operation “Luz de la Infancia 3”, were charged with the alleged commission of the crime of corruption of minors and commercial sexual exploitation.

The Land Transit and Transportation Authority (ATTT) reported on Monday, that the circulation measure was suspended for the last plate digit (even and odd) for selective transport, (Taxis) which was adopted due to the pandemic.

The National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc) warned about tropical wave No. 46 moving towards the central basin of the Caribbean, forming a low pressure zone. This will lead to unstable conditions in the country for Wednesday, November 11.

Starting this Thursday, November 12, the intermediate and Sunday draws of the National Charity Lottery (LNB) will play at 3:00 pm, and not at 1:00 pm

In the Italian city of Venice, Panama is also honored in this month of the homeland.  The Consulate of Panama in Venice shared a video on Twitter where two gondoliers are observed carrying the national flag on the 4-kilometer-long Venice Grand Canal. They do it to the sound of the popular song Viva Panama.

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