The Ministry of Health ( Minsa ) of Panama issued Resolution No. 1386, which establishes extraordinary measures related to crowds of people, in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
The document indicates that the realization of any activity that involves crowds in public, commercial places and of any kind is prohibited.
In the cases of work meetings, only a maximum of ten (10) people will be allowed to participate, provided they comply with the two-meter distance and other biosecurity measures.
According to the Minsa
, with the staggered reopening of the different economic activities, "the measures in workplaces, commerce and public places have been relaxed, allowing a capacity and influx of people, without taking biosecurity measures into consideration."
The entity has evaluated the increase in effective reproduction (RT), observing that it is by 1.8% and that the amount of infections increases daily, which exceeds the index that allows the reopening; in the same way, it is recorded that the hospital capacity index is in critical condition.
, in coordination with the public security bodies and the Joint Task Force, will ensure compliance with the measures established in this resolution and will take measures to disperse the people that cause agglomerations.
The resolution signed by the Minister of Health, Luis Sucre
and the Secretary General, José Belisario Baruco, became effective as of its promulgation.
reported yesterday, Friday, December 11, 2,355 new cases of covid
-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections to 187,779.