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Everything is ready for the vaccination process to begin for circuits 8-4 and 8-7 as of April 21
Operation PanavaC-19 continues its programming and the next circuits that we are going to vaccinate are 8-4 and 8-7, which begin this April 21
Court declares that curfew is not unconstitutional due to the pandemic
The CSJ indicated that although the curfew may affect individual rights, the right to health is recognized in international context.
House arrest for Metro Bus driver involved in collision with motorcycle
The Metro Bus driver who collided with the motorcycle in which two people were traveling has been placed under house arrest.
Court provisionally suspends article that grants "special powers" to the Minister of Health
The Third Administrative Litigation Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) ordered the provisional suspension of Article 8 of Executive Decree No. 71 of February 5, 2021, which empowers the Minister of Health, Luis Francisco Sucre...
Compared to January, COVID-19 cases fall 72% in February
Last February, a total of 20,536 cases of the Covid-19 disease were registered, that is, 72% or 53,053 infections less than those reported in all of January, when the figure rose to 73,589.
Plan to develop tourism potential in Isla Taboga is launched
Iván Eskildsen, general administrator of the Panama Tourism Authority (ATP) held a meeting with local authorities of Isla Taboga, to explain the content of the Sustainable Tourism Master Plan (PMTS 2020-2025), the 1,000km of trails proje...
A lawsuit fights decrees that "superpower" Minister Luis Francisco Sucre
A lawsuit was presented before the Third Administrative Court of the Supreme Court of Justice, which seeks the nullity of articles 4 and 8 of Executive Decree 71 of February 5, which imposes sanitary measures in the province of Panama an...
Minsa will monitor that biosecurity measures are complied with in the event of new reopening and during Carnival days
Given the reactivation of new economic activities as of this Monday, February 8, the Ministry of Health ( Minsa ) will reinforce surveillance to guarantee compliance with biosafety measures, this was announced this Sunday by the director...
New mapping strategy implemented in Tocumen to identify areas with or without COVID-19 cases
The director of the Metropolitan Health Region, Israel Cedeño reported this Saturday that in Tocumen they are initiating a new strategy such as mapping, which seeks to identify all areas with or without COVID-19 cases to carry out the pr...
Panama expects 750,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses in Q1 of 2021
The health authorities expect that around 750,000 doses of the vaccine against the Covid-19 disease will have arrived in Panama by the end of March. There have been more than 320,000 infections and 5,000 deaths reported in the country ov...
TI asks Minsa and MIRE to explain the controls to avoid corruption in the vaccination process
The Foundation for the Development of Citizen Freedom, Panamanian Chapter of Transparency International (TI) expressed its concern on Thursday about the possibility of ethical misconduct in the distribution of vaccines against COVID-19, ...
Cedeño: Possibility of quarantine extension is very low, but it is not ruled out
Dr. Israel Cedeño, director of the Metropolitan Health Region, indicated this Monday that although it is true, the restriction measures in the provinces of Panama and Panama West have been established until January 14, the probability th...
Foreigners in Panama are able to apply for COVID-19 vaccine, 'the PAI does not discriminate'
Dr. Israel Cedeño, director of the Metropolitan Health region, affirmed this Friday that the Expanded Program of Immunization (PAI), carries out the plan to inoculate the vaccine against COVID-19 in Panama "does not discriminate national...
16 people taken before a justice of the peace for participating in a clandestine party in Río Abajo
A total of 16 people were brought before a justice of the peace for participating in a clandestine party in La Porqueriza de Río Abajo.
Sucre will soon announce, if restrictive measures will be taken in some sectors due to COVID-19
During the last couple of days, Panama has reported more than a thousand cases of coronavirus daily. The metropolitan director of Health, Israel Cedeño, said on Tuesday that the Minister of Health, Luis Francisco Sucre, will soon announc...
Health authorities work on strategies to avoid closures after rebound in Covid-19 cases
The director of the Metropolitan Health Region, Israel Cedeño, affirmed this Saturday, November 28, that work is being done to avoid confinements and economic closures, in the face of the rebound in Covid-19 cases.
Minsa to confine Juan Díaz, Tocumen and Don Bosco due to the increase in cases of COVID-19
The director of the metropolitan area of Health of Panama, Israel Cedeño reported that after the increase in cases of COVID-19 in sectors in the townships of Juan Díaz, Tocumen and Don Bosco they are following up to confine them and mi...
Israel Cedeño warns that the population has relaxed in compliance with the rules to avoid infections
Reiterating that the rebound in Covid-19 cases is within what was expected, the director of the Metropolitan Health Region, Israel Cedeño, warned that the population has unfortunately relaxed in compliance with the rules to stop the virus.
After increasing cases of Covid-19, Rt rises to 1.04 in Panama
The director of the Metropolitan Health Region, Israel Cedeño, reported this Wednesday, November 4, that the Rt of Covid-19 cases for this week registered a slight increase and is at 1.04.
Budget for fiscal year 2021 was approved in the third debate
With 57 votes in favor, 4 against and 0 abstentions, Bill 362 was approved in the third debate, which dictates the General Budget of the State for fiscal year 2021.
Panama exceeds 130,000 COVID-19 cases; Rt drops to 0.92
The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported this Tuesday, October 27, that the country exceeded 130,000 cases of coronavirus and the number of deaths reached 2,650.
Guna Culture Congress decides to ban the use of masks; Minsa dialogues with authorities of the region
The General Congress of Guna Culture issued a resolution in which it decides to prohibit the use of masks, both for residents, officials and visitors, who according to the document must respect the cultural traditions of this region.
Random Covid-19 tests will be applied on the beaches
With the opening of the beaches, the Ministry of Health (Minsa), in conjunction with the Joint Task Force, carries out operations in different parts of the country and it was announced that random tests will soon begin to be applied to d...
Up to 46 years prison sentence for those responsible for the death of minors burned in CCT
After almost 10 years of the death of five minors in a fire registered in the Tocumen Compliance Center (CCT), the convictions of those involved in this incident were confirmed.
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