Wednesday 21st April 2021.

April 21, 2021

The epidemiological report of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) detailed this Tuesday, April 20, that there has been three deaths in the last 24 hours from Covid-19. With the new deaths registered there are now, 6,192 accumulated deaths. According to the Minsa, this Tuesday 275 new cases of people infected with the new coronavirus were detected.  8,778 tests were carried out giving a percentage of positivity of 3.1%. Currently in the country there are 3,899 active cases of Covid-19. While this Tuesday 393 people recovered are registered. In addition, 320 people are hospitalized in the ward and 57 in an intensive care unit. In the last week in the country an effective reproduction index (Rt) of 0.96 was registered, which reflects a slight increase since the previous one was 0.86.

Yesterday afternoon it was also known that the Cabinet authorized the Minister of Health (Minsa) to sign an amendment to the manufacturing and supply contract with the company Pfizer for the additional acquisition of 2,700,000 additional doses of vaccines against Sars-CoV-2 .

Sucre said that because travelers are presenting false negative tests, they have been forced to evolve in the epidemiological surveillance system and we will be the first country in America to use the IATA Travel Pass mobile application, designed so that travelers have information on their tests. and the certification of your country of origin for tests to detect the virus and vaccines against Covid-19.

Through the web page and the Raisa platform, interested Panamanians will be able to register to opt for one of the 36 thousand doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. This registration is voluntary and is dedicated to men over 30 years of age and women over 50 years.

From this Wednesday 21 to Saturday April 24, some 14 vaccination centers against Covid-19 will be enabled in the 8-7 circuit.

The Panama Decide Citizen Movement invited all Panamanian organizations join its goal, which is “to achieve the urgent changes that the Constitution requires .” The members of this group lead the initiative for a parallel constituent and among their purposes is to begin “the process for a constituent assembly through a request to the Electoral Tribunal and then promote the achievement of approximately 581 thousand signatures to achieve it.”

There are those who think that in Panama there are no institutions, you cannot believe the word of any public servant and that much less the high-ranking political powers will fully comply with what was promised.

Prosecutor Aurelio Vásquez was forceful when he spoke of the Blue Apple case: “this is an emblematic case, in which there is a huge amount of money that was diluted through bribes.”

During the biannual meeting of the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA), the delegation of Panama presented its report on the state of press freedom in the country, in which it stressed – among other issues – that several requests for information on the use of public funds during the Covid-19 pandemic, no responses have been obtained from the authorities.

Since customers have the option of changing their telephone operator, without losing their number, the National Public Services Authority (ASEP) registers at least 1.8 million migrations in number portability.

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