Wednesday 30th September 2020.

September 30, 2020

The epidemiological report of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) for this Tuesday, September 29, registers 576 new cases of Covid-19 and 16 deaths in the last 24 hours. The tests applied in the last 24 hours were 4,234 and the percentage of positivity is 13.6. The director of the Metropolitan Health Region also announced that the effective reproductive number of cases (Rt) or average value of the infection rate rose from 0.96 to 1.00. However, it is a good value, as the ideal is 1.00 or less.

The administration of President Laurentino Cortizo will allocate up to $ 75 million to government entities charged with dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) received this on Tuesday, from the United States Government, three campaign hospitals, with a capacity in total of 120 beds.

Soho Mall Panama

The Third Administrative Litigation Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice declared an incident unproven due to lack of jurisdiction presented by the Ministry of the Presidency against the lawsuit filed by the merchant Abdul Waked , who claims from the National Bank of Panama (BNP) $ 1,268.7 million in concept of compensation for alleged damages.  The merchant argues that it was pressured by the BNP – an entity that acted as trustee – to sign the trust to which it transferred the Soho Mall in July 2016, after being included in a sanctioning list of the United States Department of the Treasury ( Clinton List ).

About 10 sectors of the metropolitan area of ​​the province of Panama will be affected today, in the supply of drinking water by works that will be carried out on the Transisthmus highway, reported the Institute of National Aqueducts and Sewers of Panama (Idaan).

The Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office is preparing to carry out new investigation procedures on the alleged payment of bribes from the company Fomentos de Construcciones y Contratas (FCC ) to be awarded the contract for phase II of the Via Brasil Corridor in Ricardo Martinelli’s government  (2009-2014).

The Municipal Council of Panama rejected a municipal program for urban gardens , which would have been under the Directorate of Environmental Management of the capital’s mayor’s office, and which would be responsible for its execution and monitoring, in coordination with the community boards.

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