Wednesday 24th June 2020.

June 24, 2020


15 new deaths have been reported due to Covid-19 and 562 new cases, according to the report given this Tuesday, June 23 by the Ministry of Health (Minsa). The head of Epidemiology of the Minsa, Lourdes Moreno, announced that the accumulated cases increase to 27,314 and the deaths from the new coronavirus to 536.

Because the province of West Panamá has detected 4 thousand 758 cases up until Monday, June 22, the Social Security Fund (CSS) carries out a program to search, house by house, for those affected by Covid-19 disease.

The Department of Pharmacy and Drugs of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported this Tuesday, about disinfectant products (hand gel) about which the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an alert they are not permitted to be marketed in Panama.

The National Association of Nurses of Panama (ANEP) denounced this Tuesday, June 23, that they are facing adverse situations to face the Covid-19 pandemic .

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) reported on Tuesday afternoon, June 23, that it will investigate the collision of a ship which collided with the railway bridge over the Chagres river, in the Gamboa area.

Luis Enrique Martinelli Linares , son of former President Ricardo Martinelli (2009-2014), posted before the Twelfth Criminal Court a bail bond of $ 2 million, which was granted by the Second Superior Court in a ruling of March 6, as part of the investigation that is being followed with his brother Ricardo Alberto for alleged money laundering related to Odebrecht.

After the agreement reached between the companies Ensa and Naturgy (Edemet-Edechi) with the Government for a moratorium on the payment of electricity service for the pandemic, more than 600 thousand customers have accepted the measure, reported the National Authority of Public Services (ASEP) .

Since the first flashes of clarity appeared on Tuesday morning, in Panama City, a thick mist or haze could be noticed.

It is the well-known phenomenon of dust from the Sahara which has already impacted the country; this time in a more remarkable way.

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