The Ministry of Health of Panama (Minsa) announced on Thursday that the PACO mobile application (Updated Protection of Cases in Observation) detected from 18 June to 22 July, 761 people diagnosed as COVID-19 positive roaming the streets of the country.
In addition, the authorities have discovered some 30,845 people without safe conducts in this same period, out of a total of 136,732 that were verified.
The operations are carried out in conjunction with the National Police of Panama and other levels that make up the Joint Task Force (FTC) arranged in the Operations Centers for Community Control and Traceability that follows up on cases and their contacts.
The intention is to identify these people, transfer them to a place where they receive medical attention and also verify that they comply with the isolation required to cut the virus transmission chain, the ministry explained.
calls on Panamanians to comply with the restrictions imposed in the country to mitigate the spread of this new coronavirus
It should be noted that the health authority has imposed sanctions of up to $50,000 on people with COVID
-19 who have been detained for circulating without maintaining due isolation.