Wednesday 29th July 2020.

July 29, 2020

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported on the afternoon of this July 28 that in the last hours 781 new cases of coronavirus and 27 new deaths were reported. Israel Cedeño, director of the Metropolitan Health Region, reported that the accumulated number of cases in Panama amounted to 62,223 cases and the total number of deaths rose to 1,349.

A swearing-in of Ricardo Alberto and Luis Enrique Martinelli Linares as alternate deputies of the Central American Parliament (Parlacen) “would damage the rule of law and promote impunity in the region,” said Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Michael Kozak .

The Central American Parliament (Parlacen) has stopped Radio Panama having access to its account on the social network Twitter, at a time when the station reports on the attempts by Ricardo Alberto and Luis Enrique Martinelli Linares to be sworn in as alternate deputies of that regional forum .

The Panameñista party maintained that an oath by Ricardo Alberto and Luis Enrique Martinelli Linares as deputies of the Central American Parliament (Parlacen) “would irreparably affect the credibility” of that body, and urged the elimination of any provision “that could lead to impunity for its members.”

The National Energy Secretariat reported that it will present a draft bill agreed with the Intersectoral Committee on Electric Mobility, in conjunction with the private sector, which will contemplate fiscal and non-fiscal incentives for electric mobility.

The Federation of Professional Associations of Panama (Fedap) declared the Minister of Public Works, Rafael Sabonge, “non grato” because of the “disrespect” for the rules for the exercise of the profession of engineer in this country.

Uber and Uber Eats applications announced that, starting yesterday July 28, both platforms will accept the Clave card as a payment method. The alliance provides more options and convenience for app users, supporting them in achieving efficient and reliable mobility, Uber said in a statement.

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