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Wednesday 1st April 2020. We talk to head of mission for the USA Embassy and to Diego Ferro from Costa Recicla.

April 1, 2020

In the second hour of the program today we link up with the Head of Mission for the United States Embassy in Panama Phillip Laidlaw. Phillip give out the advice to US citizens here in Panama that may want to consider repatriation. There is a program available where you can register (good idea to do this anyway) and let it be known if you want to be considered for repatriation. The program is called S.T.E.P. click here.


In the last hour we touch base with Diego Ferro from Costa Recicla. Ideas for practicing recycling at home whilst under quarantine. Also with the lack of humans how the animals are moving in….

In the epidemiological report of yesterday Wednesday March 31, it was reported that a total of 30 deaths were now registered in the country due to the new coronavirus. It was also highlighted that 116 cases of people affected with the virus had been detected on Tuesday. But it was also advised that there are nine recovered.

The President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo, reported on Tuesday evening, that his Government has planned 106 measures to ensure that the Panamanian economy starts after the crisis caused by the new coronavirus ends.

The Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic reported on Tuesday, that despite the fact that the contract for the cleaning of bus stops promoted by the Municipality of Panama has not yet reached the Comptrollers office, the Comptroller, Gerardo Solís considers that the amount thereof is not in accordance with the service to be provided.

Under the modality of acquisition by state of ” national emergency ” due to the coronavirus , the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) will pay a total of $ 94 thousand to the society Consorcio de Servicios Generales MEM for the purchase of laptops and printers . However, this purchase would be made paying higher prices than those found in the local market.

A major group of banks providing their services in Panama announced new relief measures for consumer banking clients affected by the coronavirus crisis.

Schools. The National Union of Private Centers of Panama advised on Tuesday that it depends on the payment of tuition to guarantee the continuity of its operations and preserve the sources of employment for teachers.


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