Panama will begin the gradual reopening of various economic activities starting on Monday, September 7, before which the President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo, calls on citizens not to lower their guard against the COVID-19 pandemic.
He also reiterates the importance of intensifying protection and biosafety measures, such as the use of masks and alcohol-based gel, frequent hand washing with soap and water, and physical distancing, this in light of the warning he received from the Health Advisory Council, which advises him in relation to the pandemic, that the stage that begins this Monday is the most dangerous in which the country will enter in the fight against the new coronavirus
and to achieve an economic reactivation.
Among the activities that will be reactivated as of tomorrow are the construction industry and related activities, such as engineers, architects, project managers, contractors, moving and hauling services; activities of the Panama Pacific Special Economic Area, the Colon Free Zone and other free zones; as well as private marinas and sport fishing, tailor shops, dressmakers, shoe stores and car washes.
In the specific case of the construction sector, the Panamanian president asks the owners of companies to take care of the workers and that the protection and biosafety measures are complied with, warning that before a re-emergence of cases in a project, it would be suspended.
The challenges facing the country are enormous with the gradual reopening of economic activities on September 7, 14, 21 and 28, so it is necessary to avoid the outbreaks of COVID
-19 cases so that we can advance in the normalization of the national economy. The work is not only of the Government, each one of the Panamanians can help and become the barrier against this deadly virus that has affected the world economy, emphasized the president.