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Minsa: Chiriquí maintains a 19% positivity of COVID-19 and contributes the majority of deaths to the statistics
The head of the Minsa, Luis Francisco Sucre detailed in his visit to Chiriquí the alarming figures presented by the province on the situation of COVID-19.
Entry measures to Panama for people from the United Kingdom, South Africa, India and South America announced
Travelers must bring a PCR or negative antigen test with them a maximum of 48 hours before their arrival in Panama.
Panama will apply entry restrictions to travelers from India
The Minister of Health of Panama, Luis Sucre said that the restriction measures for travelers from India is due to the health situation in that country.
Minsa clarifies that vaccines against covid-19 still do not have a certificate of free sale
The Department of Pharmacy and Drugs of the Minsa explained that the certificate of free sale is one of the requirements to market the vaccine against covid-19.
Platform enabled to schedule vaccination with AstraZeneca doses
The AstraZeneca vaccine will be applied as of April 22 at the auto-fast located on the Rommel Fernández Stadium grounds.
Private companies can bring COVID-19 vaccines to Panama
Minister Luis Sucre reported that private companies that meet all the requirements must present them to the National Directorate of Pharmacy and Drugs.
Panama does not have a firm agreement with Johnson & Johnson
Although negotiations have taken place, the Government of Panama has not concluded an agreement with Johnson & Johnson for the acquisition of its vaccine against COVID-19 Janssen.
Curfew is reduced and the public is allowed to enter sports activities
As of April 19, the national curfew will be from 12:00 am to 4:00 am, informed the Minsa.
Panama is the third most COVID-vaccinated country in Americas
Panama is the third American country with highest proportion of people vaccinated against the coronavirus, the government said citing a report by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
Covid segregation? Venezuelan mayor in hot water after placing warning signs on homes of people who tested positive for virus
A mayor in central Venezuela has become the target of a government inquiry, after he began posting red markings on homes with Covid-positive residents, apparently as a way to warn locals to stay away.
In Panama 76% of the vaccines received against Covid-19 have been applied
The Minister for Health, Eyra Ruiz, reported this Tuesday, April 6, that to date 408,618 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer have been applied, out of the total number of vaccines received (534,550). The ...
China donates 4 field hospitals and 60 folding beds to Panama
The embassy of the People's Republic of China donated 4 health care posts (PAS) and 60 folding beds to the National Government, to reinforce hospital capacity in the fight against covid-19 in both the Ministry of Health (Minsa) and the C...
Minister of Education: Gradual return to blended classes could begin on April 12
The Minister of Education of Panama, Maruja Gorday de Villalobos announced that on April 12 the gradual return to blended classes could begin, under the alternative or hybrid modality.
Panama begins review of Chinese vaccine against covid-19
The Ministry of Health (Minsa) of Panama announced that the Directorate of Pharmacies and Drugs has already begun the process of reviewing the portfolio of the Chinese Sinovac vaccine against covid-19.
Panama Approves Emergency Use of Russian Sputnik V Vaccine
Elvia Lau, director of Pharmacies and Drugs of the Ministry of Health (Minsa), announced that Panama authorized the Emergency Use of the Russian vaccine against COVID-19, Sputnik V, after concluding with the reviews of the dossier.
Panama studies another 9 possible cases of Brazilian variant of COVID-19
The Minister of Health of Panama, Luis Francisco Sucre, announced that there are 9 possible more cases of people infected with the Brazilian variant of COVID-19.
Curfew and entrance hours to beaches relaxed from April 5
The Ministry of Health of Panama announced the relaxation of the curfew at the national level. As of April 5, it will be from 11:00 pm to 4:00 am.
8th batch of 36,270 does of COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Panama on Wednesday
This Wednesday, March 31, the eighth batch of Pfizer's covid-19 vaccine will arrive in Panama with 36,270 doses, informed the Minister of Health, Luis Sucre.
Measures for people from South America to enter Panama are officialized
The measures announced by the Ministry of Health for the entry to Panama of people from South America, have already been promulgated by Executive Decree No. 260.
Minsa recognizes the work of the Cuban mission in Panama
The Minister of Health, Luis Sucre, recognized the work carried out by the doctors of the Cuban medical brigade in Panama.
COVID-19 strain with Brazilian variant detected in Panama, entry of South Americans suspended
The Ministry of Health of Panama (Minsa) reported that due to the epidemiological and laboratory surveillance carried out in the country, the variant P1 Sars Cov-2 was already detected in the country, in a positive patient from Brazil.
Minsa will investigate whether biosafety measures were breached in the Panama Solidario 1-year ceremony
The Ministry of Health (Minsa) will investigate whether the COVID-19 biosafety measures were breached in the ceremony to commemorate the anniversary of the Panama Solidarity Plan, said the Minister Counselor of Health, Eyra Ruiz.
"Whoever wants, gets vaccinated, whoever doesn't, doesn't have to", Minister Sucre on AstraZeneca vaccine
Once the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Panama, it will be made available to the population, Health Minister Luis Francisco Sucre said on Wednesday.
Minister Sucre: The checkpoints will be maintained during Easter Week
The Minister of Health of Panama Luis Francisco Sucre, reported that he already organizes with the regional authorities the beach operations for Holy Week and the inter-institutional coordination in the vaccination process in the educati...
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