Before the next days off for Easter, the president of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo, ruled out that a quarantine will be established for those days and asked citizens to take extreme precautions against COVID-19 to avoid exceeding hospital capacity and a new closure economic.
"At Easter a lot of people move inland and that's fine, but let's take care [of ourselves and each other]... COVID
is a treacherous virus, we are very concerned about what is happening in Europe, there are countries that are closing," Cortizo said during a ceremony audience in which he participated this Monday in Pacora.
After the detection of the first case of COVID
-19 in Panama, in March 2020, the National Government ordered the temporary closure of establishments among the health measures to control the spread of the virus, which caused the suspension of thousands of employment contracts.
In the last quarter of last year, the reactivation of some economic activities was authorized, and since then there have been intermittent closures, especially in early 2021. Many businesses failed to recover from this suspension of activities, while others have remained completely closed for a year.