Just three days after the extension of the curfew and weekend quarantines was announced, the Ministry of Health of Panama reported this Friday on even stricter measures to stop the increase in infections by coronavirus.
As of Monday, December 21, the restriction of entry to commercial premises by gender will be implemented on specific days, detailed below.
- 21st, 23rd, 28th and 30th are the days in which women will be able to go shopping in retail stores
- 22nd, 24th, 29th and 31st the men go out for their purchases.
It was requested that only essential exits be made and avoid crowds; workers were also asked to make trips from home to work and from work to home to avoid unnecessary exposures.
In addition, mobility is prohibited on December 25 and January 1, 2021. At this point, the Minister of Health Luis Francisco Sucre
, explained that the quarantine would start from December 24 with a curfew from 7:00 pm and would be held on the 25, 26, 27, until 5:00 am on Monday, December 28. The same would apply from December 31 when the 7:00 p.m. curfew begins, from where the quarantine practically begins to continue on days 1, 2, 3 and until 5:00 a.m. on January 4, 2021.
added that the health system and the government will remain vigilant of epidemiological figures, to make the necessary evaluations and analysis and to be able to make new decisions.
Every day is different from the other, therefore the decisions will have to vary, the increase in infections will continue to be evaluated and, if necessary, other measures are taken if necessary for the health of Panamanians, they will be announced. We have little to do, let's make the last efforts as a country and as a single team, until the vaccine
arrives, emphasized the minister
This Thursday and Friday, Panama had a record of cases by reporting more than 3,000 in one day.
The figures reported this Friday by the Minsa
raised the total number of infections to accumulated to 206,310.