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Según el cronograma establecido, la reapertura de playas, ríos y balnearios será el 15 de marzo

ATP recommends that the Ministry consider alternatives on beach restriction

The administrator of the Panama Tourism Authority, Ivan Eskildsen, proposed to the Ministry of Health to consider alternatives to the new beach restriction measure, with the aim of safeguarding jobs, affecting the health of the population as little as possible.

The proposal arises in response to the difficulties that the tourism sector is going through.

This after the health authorities announced that the reopening of beaches, rivers and spas will be on March 15.

READ ALSO: Government establishes gradual reopening plan for Panama and West Panama as of January 14

Eskildsen recognized that the pandemic has been a challenge for all the countries of the world, and said that he understands the decision-making that seeks to protect health, however it is necessary to safeguard jobs and meet the goals of the sector in the Action Plan.

Our team is doing their best. Very difficult decisions are being made to protect the health of many, preventing the collapse of our health systems and our medical staff. The pandemic took us by surprise at the beginning of the administration and at the time we were organizing many issues that had been neglected for a long time, he said.

Comments

MHogan 22 hours ago
Parks okay; beaches not!
Ian Eloff 1 day ago
It's simple, restrict beaches only on weekends - that's when they're busy, but allow them to stay open during the work week, when there's often almost nobody on the beaches, except tourists. This should have been done long ago, and then Tourism related Jobs would not have suffered. Which tourist is going to go to the resorts where beaches are closed till March 15th? Please, let's be creative problem solvers!

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