Wednesday 16th September 2020.

September 16, 2020

The Minister of Health, Luis Francisco Sucre, reported this Tuesday, September 15, that for the sixth consecutive week the new cases of coronavirus in the country are on the decline.

For this Tuesday, 628 new cases are reported after the application of 4,740 tests (13.3%). And 14 new deaths were reported.

The president of the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture, Jean-Pierre Leignadier, said on Tuesday, that the activities that wholesale trade, retail trade, car sales, professional services, administrative services and private construction have suffered monthly sales losses of about $ 1.5 billion.

The National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc) announced that it initiated an internal investigation as a result of a video that circulated on social networks that shows officials and volunteers of sinaproc at a party in a center of Collection of food bags from the Panama Solidario program, in the district of San Miguelito.

The National Authority for Transparency and Access to Information (Antai) opened an ex officio investigation for alleged administrative irregularities in the case of an official who was caught transporting alcoholic beverages in a vehicle assigned to a State institution.

Erick Iván Martelo Robinson was dismissed this Tuesday, from his position as governor of the Guna Yala region. This, after he was detained in the early hours of the morning for alleged drug trafficking.

The Supreme Court of Justice reversed a decision of the Second Superior Court, which had declared void a new line of investigation by the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office related to the bribes paid by the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht and which is now in the Fourth Criminal Court.

The College of Environmental Engineers of Panama – through a statement – rejected the agreement between the Mayor of Panama and the Ministry of Education , for the “use and administration” of the Parque Municipal del Norte, located in Chilibre.

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