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Wednesday 25th March 2020. Carolina Freire, volunteers to helm the needy & Feisty Foodie Sara surviving quarantine.

March 25, 2020

As the Republic of Panama goes into 24hr quarantine, we talk to Carolina Freire about CAPADESO. “The campaign seeks to supply food, hygiene and cleaning items to homes, shelters and centers that serve vulnerable populations in the country.”

Given the national emergency situation by COVID-19, the Panamanian Chamber of Social Development (CAPADESO), invites the general public to contribute to the fundraising campaign that they organize in support for homes, shelters and centers that provide care to children, adolescents and the elderly in the country.

Donations can be made to the following account….

Food Bank Foundation Panama
General Bank
Current Account No. 03-43-01-118389-0




We also give a call to Sara, our Feisty Foodie. Checking up on how the family is coping with Quarantine, great ideas like building an Army assault course for the kids and keeping them active. And of course a briefing on the family eating habits.


The President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo, in an address to the Panamanian people on the afternoon of this Tuesday, March 24, stated that from 5:01 am on Wednesday, a 24-hour quarantine is decreed.

The Minister of Health, Rosario Turner, revealed on Tuesday night, that there are now eight deaths in the country due to the new coronavirus.In addition, 443 cases of Covid-19 have been detected, that is, there are 98 new infected.

For his part, the Minister of Security, Juan Pino , revealed that during the 24-hour quarantine, which begins at 5:01 am on Wednesday, you can go out to buy food and medicine.

Pino explained that people will be able to leave at a time that will be established according to the last number of the ID and the passport for foreigners.

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) acquired a million tablets of hydroxy-chloroquine and azith-romy-cin, drugs that have been used in other nations to combat the new coronavirus, a pandemic that in Panama has claimed six lives.

The 2019-2020 cruise season for the Panama Canal was projected as the best in recent years, with a 10% increase in the number of passages. But as it has happened worldwide, the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) ended all the tourist plans and growth projections for this year.

The Presidency of the Republic, through the Social Secretariat, manages the purchase of $ 1.5 million in Vale Panama coupons. The draft contract, published along with the other supporting documents on the Panama Compra electronic portal, details the acquisition of 30 thousand books of $ 50 in coupons each, to be distributed to “low-income families.”

The Municipal Council of Panama approved this Tuesday, March 24, an agreement through which 25 thousand dollars will be delivered in concept of ‘vouchers’ to each community board, to distribute them among the inhabitants of their townships, in order to help them face the coronavirus effects .

The mayor of Pedasí, Los Santos province, on Tuesday banned informal accommodation within the district, as a measure to stop the spread of Covid-19.

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