MINSA: Press Release #75

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Saturday May 9, 2020

MINSA verifies compliance with sanitary regulations

The regional directorates of the Ministry of Health (MINSA) carried out inspections this Saturday to verify that both businesses and people respect the established sanitary provisions and that, in addition, the sale of liquor will only be carried out through home delivery.

The instruction ordered by Minister Rosario Turner, was issued because of the circulation of videos and photographs showing people and businesses violating the orders.

The vice minister of health, Luis Sucre recalled that if the sanitary provisions established by the MINSA are not respected, the alcohol ban will be reestablished throughout the Republic.

Various regional directorates of MINSA have verified the conditions of those in penitentiary centers that have tested COVID-19 positive throughout the country, in order to guarantee that the medical procedures established for their care are complied.

MINSA also authorized 32 safe-conducts for the company that develops the supply and construction project for the improvements on Calle Uruguay, considering that the rainy season could cause flooding in this area.

In addition, the reactivation of operations for the construction project of pavilion 6 of the La Joya Penitentiary Center located in eastern Panama was authorized.

Epidemiological report

Today, Saturday, May 9, 4,501 recovered patients were reported, 212 new cases, for a total of 8,282, while in home isolation 3,218 (996 in hotels) were registered, 237 deceased, 326 hospitalized, divided into 241 in wards and 85 in the intensive care units.

MINSA requests the population to continue implementing measures such as physical distancing, hand washing and the correct use of masks, which are efficient weapons to eradicate COVID-19.

All of the official information regarding the novel coronavirus in Panama and the actions that the national government has taken are communicated on MINSA social media accounts and on the web pages (www.minsa.gob.pa and https://yomeinformopma.org/). They are also available on our hotline by dialing 169 or WhatsApp number 6997-2539.

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