The Ministry of Health (Minsa) of Panama, through Executive Decree No. 961 of August 18, 2020, regulated the sanctions applied by the health authority for failing to comply with the measures ordered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In accordance with the Decree, the directors of sub-centers, centers, health centers and Minsa
-Capsi will sanction fines from $10 to $500 the breach of mobility restriction measures, pretending to pass a health fence without safe conduct, non-compliance use of a mask, failure to comply with the order to carry out a diagnostic test for COVID
-19, holding unauthorized meetings, operation of unauthorized commercial establishments, use of parks, sports areas and social areas, and circulation of people suspected of COVID
Meanwhile, the regional health directors will sanction with fines from $501 to $5,000 incurring in degree of residence the behaviors already described, violation of 4 sanitary fences, carrying out construction activities without prior authorization from the Minsa
, circulation of persons who are suspected or positive COVID
While, the general director of public health will sanction with fines from $5,001 to $100,000 incurring in reoffending the behaviors sanctioned in the first instance, and circulation of people diagnosed with COVID
-19 subject to isolation found in supermarkets, public transport stations or areas of mass attendance.