Wednesday 26th August 2020.

August 26, 2020

The epidemiological report of the Ministry of Health (Minsa), of this Tuesday, August 25, registers 896 new cases and 13 deaths in the last 24 hours.These figures increase the accumulated cases of Covid-19 to 88,381 and deaths rise to 1,919, reported Israel Cedeño, director of the Metropolitan Health Region. The latest number of recovered patients is 62,759 (574 new) and active cases are 23,703.

The “updated national-provincial reopening plan” was approved on Tuesday afternoon, August 25, by the Cabinet Council.

Despite the economic crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic , the National Assembly aspires to maintain its bulky administrative structure next year.

The Tribunal Electoral (TE) made it clear that the process of forming a new political party does not imply obtaining criminal electoral jurisdiction.

“The jurisdiction applies only to legally constituted parties and does not apply to those in formation,” the TE reported.

The Municipal Council of Panama approved the new economic relief measures for companies, which will be in force from September 1 to December 31, 2020, and are intended to reduce the negative impact that the decrease in their sales due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The acting chief of mission of the US Embassy in Panama, Stewart Tuttle delivered 1,600 COVID-19 tests to the Nicolás A. Solano Hospital.

An initiative of the Panamanian Association of Critical Medicine and Intensive Therapy will allow general practitioners to take courses and thus raise their knowledge about the treatment of patients with COVID-19.

The Ministry of Public Works of Panama (MOP) informs that this Thursday, August 27, it will be necessary to carry out a partial closure in both directions of the Pan-American highway, due to the fact that blasting works will be carried out at the height of Cocolí (entrance of Panama Pacifico).

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