The Minister of Health, Luis Sucre, announced on Tuesday the tightening of restrictive measures for several regions of the country where there has been an increase in positive cases of COVID-19.
In this sense, Sucre announced that among the restrictive measures are the establishment of a total quarantine on Sundays, as well as the extension of the curfew in several districts.
In the district of Las Tablas, in the province of Los Santos, in addition to the total quarantine on Sundays, a curfew will be implemented as of July 12 from 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. shops close at 7:00 pm
The rest of the districts will continue with the measures already established, and the Minsa team will remain vigilant of the situation both from the epidemiological point of view and from the point of view of hospital capacity in this province.
In addition to the total quarantine measure on Sundays, in the Chitré district, Herrera province, a curfew is established from 8:00 pm to 4:00 am and the closing of shops at 7: 00 pm
The rest of the districts will have a curfew from 10:00 pm to 4:00 am
On the other hand, Sucre added that in the province of Veraguas the measures already established are maintained until the indicators show that they can be modified, this despite the fact that a slight decrease in the COVID-19 figures has been observed in most of the districts.
“We reiterate that the districts that are in total quarantine on Sundays are: Chitré and Pesé in the province of Herrera, the districts of Atalaya and Santiago in the province of Veraguas, the districts of Penonomé and Aguadulce in the province of Coclé, the of La Chorrera in the province of Panamá Oeste, the district of Colón head in the province of Colón, as well as the Macaracas and Las Tablas districts in the province of Los Santos ”, stressed the head of the Minsa.
He added that for the effect of the vaccination process in these districts with total quarantine on Sundays, the people who come to be vaccinated and the institutional health personnel who are working, will be able to transit from their residence to the vaccination point and then back to their residence.