Wednesday 23rd September 2020.

September 23, 2020

The Ministry of Health of Panama (Minsa) reported 474 new cases of COVID-19 and 13 deaths in the last 24 hours.  With these figures, the country reached 107,284 accumulated cases and 2,285 deaths from this virus, for a fatality rate of 2.1%.  In the last 24 hours, 4,543 new tests were carried out to detect COVID-19 for a 10.4% positivity.

The Attorney General, Eduardo Ulloa , has just given the green light to the recognition of a ” bonus “, applicable every two years, in favor of all officials of the Public Ministry, in the midst of the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic and in full containment of public spending.

In the session of this Tuesday, September 22, the Cabinet Council approved the reserve of $20 million, from the Panama Savings Fund, for the acquisition of the safest and most effective vaccine that is finally produced to control in a permanent way the COVID-19 virus.

The Minister of Health of Panama, Luis Sucre asked the Budget Commission of the National Assembly (AN), to be allowed to restructure the budget of that entity for fiscal 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic .

The drop in traffic revenues that the Panama Canal will experience in 2021 will be largely offset by the fresh water charge applied by the route since February of this year.

The Blood Donation Center of the Social Security Fund (CSS), from its opening on March 23 to September 15, received 8,635 people who came with the intention of donating, of which 3,283 were unable to do so.

A man must serve a 30-year prison sentence for the crimes of homicide and attempted murder against two people, an event that occurred on June 15, 2014, in the district of San Miguelito.

The National Charity Lottery of Panama (LNB) announced yesterday afternoon that with a view to its reopening on Monday, October 12 and to avoid crowds that lead to COVID-19 infections, it sees the need to make adjustments and changes in its operational processes in the agencies of Río Abajo, Vista Alegre in Arraiján and La Chorrera.

Santa Catalina’s son, Isauro Elizondo, is currently in Hawaii, the surfing mecca worldwide, with the intention of improving his technique and preparing for future competitions, including: his dream of representing Panama in the Olympic Games of Tokyo 2021.

The heavy rains that fell on the city on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 22, caused the main roads to be flooded.

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