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April 22, 2020



In Panama there has been a decrease in the speed of the Covid-19 contagion, Dr. Rodrigo De Antonio confirmed this Tuesday, April 21 at the press conference that presents the epidemiological report. According to De Antonio, this was achieved in the country thanks to the quarantine and the rest of the measures that were taken.

One month after making available to employers the possibility of temporarily suspending the contracts of their personnel, the Ministry of Labor and Labor Development (Mitradel) has extended the measure for an additional 30 days.

The Municipal Council of Panama approved yesterday an agreement that regulates the sanction with community service to people who violate the quarantine imposed by executive decree and that makes the use of masks mandatory to circulate through the city.

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) may order the reopening of companies or activities that have so far had ceased operations, as part of the measures adopted in the face of the coronavirus pandemic .

The National Authority for Transparency and Access to Information (Antai) asked the Social Security Fund (CSS) for an “explanatory report” on the criteria that led to the a particular bidding in favor of Mexican company Intercontinental de Medicamentos, SA. In addition, the entity requests information on the public procurement process. This, as a result of the CSS director, Enrique Lau Cortés, asking that entity to issue a criterion regarding the transparency of the tender.

Copa Airlines was forced to extend for the second time its estimated date to restart operations.


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