The deputy Marcos Castillero, current president of the National Assembly, tested positive for coronavirus.
Castillero "is under quarantine under medical observation," the Panamanian Legislative Branch reported in a statement.
Other members of the Assembly have caught COVID
-19, among them the deputies Tito Rodríguez, Pedro Torres, Héctor Brands and Julio Mendoza.
The National Assembly adopted a series of biosafety measures to prevent contagion, such as the distribution of masks, alcohol gel as well as the installation of acrylic panels among the seats of deputies.