Wednesday 2nd December 2020.
December 2, 2020
The epidemiological report of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) of this Tuesday, December 1 registers 1,505 new infections of Covid-19 and 19 deaths in the last 24 hours. These figures increase the accumulated cases of the new coronavirus to 167,311 and deaths rise to 3,098, reported Leonardo Labrador, head of Epidemiology at the Minsa. The tests applied in the last hours were 9,138 and the percentage of positivity is 16.5%. There are 1,207 hospitalized people, of which 1,041 are in the ward and 166 in intensive care units. The epidemiologist of the Minsa also announced that the effective reproductive number of cases (Rt) or average value of the contagion rate, increased to 1.24. Last week, the Rt was 1.17. The ideal value is 1 or below 1.
The Minister of Health Luis Francisco Sucre announced this Tuesday, December 1, that as of this Friday, December 4, a new curfew schedule begins in the province of West Panama, given the increase in cases of Covid- 19 in that region. The new curfew will be Monday through Sunday from 9:00 pm to 5:00 am, Sucre said. It also reported that it was decided to prohibit the sale of liquor from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
The sentence of seven years in prison is maintained for the former mayor of Arraiján Pedro Sánchez Moró and the former head of Human Resources of that municipality Omar Ruglianchi Nieto after the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) unanimously denied an appeal.
The Twelfth Civil court Judge, Ibeth Muñoz Almanza , dismissed a lawsuit filed by Panaplátanos , SA and the brothers David and Daniel Ochy Diez, against Corporación La Prensa, SA (Corprensa) , for alleged non-pecuniary damage, for a series of publications in the year 2012. In addition, Judge Muñoz Almanza ordered the plaintiffs to pay $ 731,000 to Corprensa , as costs.
The Terrestrial Transit and Transportation Authority (ATTT) reported Tuesday, that the circulation rule for taxis, according to the last plate number at the national level, will be extended until January 15, 2021.
The different applications that offer the home delivery service are obliged to “require” the corresponding fiscal invoice from the commercial premises, said Publio De Gracia, national director of the General Directorate of Income (DGI).
The Ministry of Education (Meduca) promulgated the Resolution through which financial aid will be given to some private educational centers, which have until December 4, to submit the application.
The Panama Ship Registry reported growth of 2.7% up until November, in terms of gross registered tons (GRT), according to the latest statistics published by Clarksons Research, an English company that manages databases of the maritime sector