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Gorgas Institute investigates another 20 suspected cases of covid-19 reinfection
Juan Miguel Pascale, director of the Gorgas Memorial Institute, confirmed that another 20 suspected cases of covid-19 reinfection are currently being investigated.
Minsa detected a positive case of the new variant of COVID-19 that emerged in South Africa
The Ministry of Health of Panama (Minsa) announced this Friday that a positive case of the new variant of COVID-19 that emerged in South Africa has been detected in the country .
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...
Gorgas Institute detects COVID-19 cases with highly contagious D614G mutation
The mutation of the new coronavirus that arrived in Panama, called D614G, has doubled in recent months according to a report from the Gorgas Memorial Institute for Health Studies.
Panama health authorities will do random Covid-19 tests to travelers who enter the country
The Health authorities of Panama will apply random tests to detect Covid-19 to all travelers who enter the country, according to a provision issued yesterday by the government.
Fines applied to anyone who fail to comply with the sanitary measures
The Ministry of Health (Minsa) has proceeded to extreme sanitary measures to control and mitigate the expansion of COVID-19 in the National territory by promulgating Executive Decree No. 61 in the Official Gazette.
Dr. Labrador: 'We have already had cases of patients with dengue and COVID-19 at the same time'
The head of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health (Minsa), Leonardo Labrador confirmed that in Panama cases of patients with dengue and COVID-19 have been treated at the same time, and the consequences are of greater care, since both pr...
Gorgas: so far the variant of the new coronavirus in Panama has not been discovered
The Gorgas Memorial Institute for Health Studies (Icges) reported that this institution is conducting analyzes to determine whether or not the SARS-CoV-2 variant - much more contagious - discovered in the United Kingdom is present or not...
Sucre: Gorgas investigates two COVID-19 strains that are more contagious than the initial one
The Minister of Health of Panama Luis Francisco Sucre, reported that the Gorgas Memorial Institute for Health Studies (ICGES) investigates two strains of the coronavirus) that are more contagious than the initial one and urged the popula...
First of four freezers to receive vaccines against COVID-19 installed
The first ultra low temperature freezer, of the four that will be used to store the first group of vaccines against COVID-19 in the country, has already been installed, as reported by Ivette Berrío, Deputy Minister of Health.
Decree issued on requirements to enter to places with low COVID-19 rates
In the Official Gazette of Panama, Executive Decree No. 1690 of December 29, 2020 has already been promulgated , which establishes the requirements on the mobilization to places and / or areas of the national territory that present low r...
Minister Sucre defends measures to stop the increase in covid-19 cases
The Minister of Health of Panama, Luis Francisco Sucre defended the new measures adopted to stop the accelerated increase in cases of covid-19 in the country.
Private Hospital Association asks Minsa to revoke cancellation of COVID-19 testing service
The Panamanian Association of Private Hospitals issued a statement this Thursday in which it expresses to the Minister of Health its dissatisfaction with the cancellation of the possibility for some facilities to carry out tests for the ...
Gorgas: Panama already has a coronavirus mutation that is efficient infecting cells
The director of the Gorgas Memorial Institute, Juan Miguel Pascale told Telemetro Reporta that 6 mutations of the coronavirus have already been found in Panama, but stressed that one of these is very efficient infecting cells, which make...
Gorgas Institute will carry out sampling to determine if there is a new strain of COVID-19 in Panama
The Gorgas Memorial Institute for Health Studies announced that it will proceed to carry out a sampling to determine if there is the presence of the new strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in Panama.
Panama reports 3,597 new COVID-19 cases and 31 deaths in the last 24 hours
The number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in Panama increased to 214,038, after this Monday, December 21, the country registered 1,699 new infections.
Tocumen airport says it requested laboratories to comply with the requirements of the Minsa
The Tocumen International Airport assured that it asked the laboratories that make up the Pty Covid Free consortium, which performs tests to detect covid-19 in the air terminal, to comply with the requirements demanded by the Ministry of...
Minsa will verify laboratory permits that operate at the Tocumen Airport
After a complaint was made in a printed media that supposedly a laboratory that operates at the Tocumen Airport to test for COVID-19 does not appear on the Gorgas Institute endorsement list, the minister of Health, Ivette Berrío indicate...
In Panama, 8 out of 10 pregnant women have a type of malnutrition; 7 are overweight
In Panama 9.5% of pregnant women were underweight, while excess weight was present in 72%. In the last 11 years, the prevalence of obesity increased 15.1%.
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.
5% Panama's COVID-19 cases are health workers
At least 3,299 health workers in Panama have contracted COVID-19, most of them employed in administrative and nursing areas, according to official data collected in a report by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) .
Corgas: Panama had hidden transmission of Covid-19 for about 2 or 3 weeks
A study by the Gorgas Memorial Institute for Health Studies (ICGES) confirms that the virus reached the country in mid-February.
'20% of Covid-19 patients develop severe symptoms'; obesity and smoking are a risk factor
Approximately 20% of Covid-19 disease patients develop severe symptoms. A statement made by the specialist in internal medicine and cardiologist Jorge Motta at the 'Café con La Prensa' entitled "The Other Face of Covid-19", in which the ...
Gorgas researchers observe SARS-CoV-2 mutation in Panama
The head of genomics at the Gorgas Commemorative Institute for Health Studies (ICGES), Alexander Martínez, explained on Wednesday 17 June that through the sequencing of the coronavirus in Panama, they have managed to detect a mutation in...
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