Tuesday, Nov 29, 2022

Panama - Omicron surge - but no new restrictions

Panama - Omicron surge - but no new restrictions

Health, Minister Luis Francisco Sucre, confirmed on Sunday morning, January 2, that in spite of the surge in cases of the omicron variant of covid-19 and the increase in intensive care admissions no restriction measures are contemplated.
He said that despite the increase from 20 to 35 patients in intensive care units (ICU), there is still no unrest in the country.

'We regret that patients with Covid-19 arrive at the ICU, however, we are still taking everything quite calmly,' he emphasized and there is not really a reason to establish restriction measures in the country. 'I think we should handle ourselves as we are ... and continue to take care of each other.'

Regarding the cases of patients with the Omicron variant, Sucre indicated that currently 45 cases have been confirmed but there are another 90 cases awaiting confirmation.

The minister said that is already community transmission of Omicron.

Stay Smart MINSA! 327 days ago
Important MINSA stays smart and don't fall in the Omicron lockdown trap like some other countries.
Oh ya 330 days ago
Credit where credit is due. Thank you Mr Health Minister. It is just a cold let people deal with it.


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