The Governor of Panama Oeste province, mayors and representatives met this morning with the Minister of Health, Luis Francisco Sucre, to propose the implementation of a new curfew and dry law for this region in the face of the increase in cases of COVID-19.
Regarding this proposal, the minister pointed out that it was made by local authorities due to the concern that they show about the increase in cases of coronavirus
and the irresponsibility of citizens.
Among the measures they proposed to Minister Sucre
are those of evaluating a curfew that would run from 9:00 pm to 5:00 am every day of the week; Furthermore, the proposal entails a ban on the sale of alcoholic beverages during curfew, so businesses will have to close an hour earlier and will not be able to sell liquor for delivery; only food can be sold.
These measures that mayors and representatives have sent us will be evaluated with the sole objective of safeguarding the health and integrity of the population of the province of Panama Oeste, explained the minister.
announced that if these restrictions are applied, severe sanctions will be contemplated for those who violate them.