Wednesday 20th May 2020.

May 20, 2020

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported on the creation of a subcommittee to analyze pandemic mortality in Panama. This group will detail the variables associated with deaths from Covid-19 in the country.

The head of Epidemiology of the Minsa, Lourdes Moreno, reported that the accumulated cases increase to 9,867 (141 new cases) and the number of deaths to 281 (2 new).

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported on Tuesday, that it detected the unauthorized distribution and sale of IgM / lgG Covid-19 rapid tests in the country.

The Federation of Chambers and Associations of Exporters of Central America and the Caribbean (Fecaexca) warned of an early shortage of food, medicines, and hygiene products due to the border restrictions imposed by Costa Rica to avoid the increase in contagions by coronavirus.

Three Panamanian cargo carriers with symptoms like that of Covid-19 who are stranded in the Las Tablillas community, in Nicaragua, on the border with Costa Rica, request the support from the government of President Laurentino Cortizo to be able to return to the country.

The President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo , held a virtual meeting with the members of the Board of Directors and of the General Directorate of the Social Security Fund (CSS), to address the issue of the finances of the Disability, Old Age and Death program (IVM).

Around 820 anonymous complaints have been channeled through the Crime Stoppers virtual platform implemented by the Ministry of Public Security (Minseg).

Panamanian footballer Michael Amir Murillo established himself yesterday afternoon as the best player on the American continent in the FIFA 2020 video game .

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