Wednesday 19th August 2020.

August 19, 2020

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported yesterday, that to date 1,809 deaths from coronavirus have been reported and the total number of cases amounts to 82,790, since the first patient was reported by Covid-19 more than five months ago.   Israel Cedeño, regional director of Health, reported that in the last 24 hours 24 people died and 598 new cases were reported, after the application of 2,704 new tests (resulting in 22% positivity). The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported that the restriction by identification number for men and women is eliminated.  However, the mobility restriction by gender is maintained, that is, women will only be able to circulate on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

The National Association of Merchants (Anadeco) , which groups together the owners of department stores in the country, announced on Tuesday, that it adopted a series of health protocols and prevention measures designed to guarantee their prompt resumption of activities.

The National Police reported this Tuesday that in the preceding 24 hours a total of 314 people breached the current curfew in effect to counteract the advance of the coronavirus. This mobility restriction is from 7:00 pm to 5:00 am and according to the police report, 264 were men, 30 women and 20 minors.

The Third Administrative Litigation Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) admitted the request for nullity against articles 1, 2, 3, 6 and 8 of Executive Decree No. 81 of March 20, 2020, issued by President Laurentino Cortizo and the Minister of Labor, Doris Zapata .

At least nine cyclists were detained at a National Police checkpoint on the Cinta Costera, on Tuesday morning, for allegedly circulating outside their proper time.

They promulgate in the Official Gazette Executive Decree 219 that regulates the nutritional labeling of non-alcoholic sugary beverages, with added information of sugars or caloric sweeteners, in Spanish.

The Ministry of Education (Meduca) of Panama reported on Tuesday afternoon about cyber-attacks that had taken place on the institution’s website.

The restriction measures implemented to mitigate the contagion of COVID-19, could generate prolonged cases of childhood anxiety, warned mental health specialists from the Social Security Fund (CSS).

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