Wednesday 28th October 2020.

October 28, 2020

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported this Tuesday, October 27, that the country exceeded 130 thousand cases of coronavirus and the number of deaths reached 2,650. Meanwhile, the Rt for this week had a slight decrease: from 1.02 it went to 0.92. Israel Cedeño, head of the metropolitan region of Health of the Ministry of Health (Minsa), reported in a press conference that for the last 24 hours 671 new cases were reported, after the application of 6,999 tests (9.6%) and 12 deaths.

The ravages caused by the new coronavirus in public finances were portrayed Monday by the Minister of Economy and Finance, Héctor Alexander , during the support of Bill 474, which proposes to raise the limits of the fiscal deficit for this year and the following years, and which was approved in the first debate.

The Comptroller General of the Republic and the Comptroller Gerardo Solís “have not understood” the priority of Panamanians over the “importance of accountability” at this time. This was expressed this Tuesday, October 27, by the independent deputy Juan Diego Vásquez , after the Comptroller General published a video of form 172, but without reporting the functions of those hired by the National Assembly. “Once again they make fun of the country,” Vásquez said.

The Ministry of Environment (Miambiente) reported, this Tuesday, October 27, 2020, that it extended the resolution that provisionally suspends – for one year – the granting of special subsistence forest use permits and their modalities, in addition to community permits. and concessions in tropical forests, for a term not exceeding one year.

After the Minister of Public Security, Juan Pino , warned this weekend that drug trafficking could be infiltrating livestock auctions to launder money from that illicit activity, the Public Ministry’s Drug Prosecutor’s Office said that, in effect, it does not rule out that possibility.

The Public Ministry reported this Tuesday, October 27, that after conducting raids in four sectors of the provinces of Panama and Panama Oeste, its officials found bulletproof vests allegedly used by the group of hitmen linked to the case of the murder of activist Wendy Rodríguez.

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