Wednesday 14th July 2021.

July 14, 2021

This Tuesday, July 13, the Ministry of Health (Minsa) reports 857 new positive cases of Covid-19 , for a cumulative total of 417,087, and 12,561 people in home isolation. The latest epidemiological report from the Minsa indicates that in the last 24 hours there have been 8 deaths, totaling 6,654 accumulated deaths for a fatality of 1.6%. To date, 9,916 tests have been applied, and a positive percentage of 8.6% Recovered patients total 397,152 and active cases are 13,281. Of the 12,561 people who remain in home isolation, 12,201 are at home and 360 in hospitals hotels. While there are 720 hospitalized patients and 613 of them are in the ward and 107 are in the intensive care unit (ICU).

Panama received this on Tuesday a new batch of 121,680 doses of the vaccine against Covid-19 from the company Pfizer. This is the twenty-third shipment that the country receives from this pharmaceutical company. The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported that these new doses will reinforce the vaccination process in the 6-1 circuit, Chitré, starting this Wednesday, July 14. They will also vaccinate in the 7-2 circuit, Los Santos.

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) specified that the Pfizer vaccine against Covid-19 for young people between 12 and 16 years of age, will be applied for now to those who are patients with chronic diseases or with disabilities certified by the National Secretariat of Disability.

“It is nothing new for us. We rather hoped they would arrive earlier. They have been collecting these supposed signatures for many months”. This is how the president of Democratic Change (CD), Rómulo Roux, reacted after the deputy and general secretary of said political group, Yanibel Ábrego, together with the group of deputies that supports it, presented this Monday, July 12, a request to make a extraordinary convention, in order to renew the directive.

The three working groups that make up the Commission on Disability, Old Age and Death of the National Dialogue by the Social Security Fund (CSS) worked this Tuesday, separately to advance with the document of proposals that seek to save the system of public pensions.

The Ministry of the Environment (Miambiente) announced that a decision was made to suspend the use of two tourist areas in the Portobelo sector, Colón province, after detecting ecological damage caused by human actions. In a statement, Miambiente specifies that the restriction is applied in the areas known as Venas Azules and Túnel del Amor, which integrate mangrove systems that are part of the Portobelo National Park.

The United States Department of State maintains its warning to US citizens not to travel to Panama, due to the cases of Covid-19 and the increase in crime.

There is already a date for the holding of the imputation hearing and precautionary measures for 4 people for the alleged commission of crimes against the public administration, due to the irregular discovery of bags of food from Panama Solidario.

After a week of putting all the senses at the tasting tables, 17 Panamanian judges chose 40 samples of the best coffee in Panama, which will be sent to international judges for evaluation in the next “The Best of Panama”, which will be held in August. Among those classified there are 10 batches of washed geisha coffee, 10 batches of natural and processed geisha, 10 batches of washed varietal coffee and 10 batches of natural and processed varietals, which will be subjected to the strictest evaluation.

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