The Ministry of Health of Panama reported this Thursday on the cancellation of activities that gather crowds of people from February 25 to March 6, due to the spread of Covid-19 in the nation, for which the carnival Panamanian is suspended for the second consecutive year.
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According to the health entity, the Central American country is going through the fourth wave of the pandemic, with 81,848 active positive cases, 669,860 infections due to the disease since the start of the pandemic in the country, as well as most hospital centers congested.
Given the complex epidemiological context, the decree approved by the Panamanian president, Laurentino Cortizo, and the head of the Health portfolio, Luis Francisco Sucre, prohibits all kinds of festivities such as concerts, presentations, artists on stage, canteens, discos; as well as dances in closed centers or outdoors.
“We want to safeguard the school year, we as a Government are really concerned about seeking all the strategies that are necessary so that students can start their school in a normal way and that 2022 passes for them as calm as possible,” said the Minister of Health .
Likewise, bullfights, cockfights, lacing competitions, and popular gatherings, known as neighborhoods, were temporarily interrupted.
The Panama Solidario Integrated Hospital located in Albrook currently maintains a bed availability of 25% with an occupancy of 75%, the medical director of this center enabled for patient care said on Tuesday. #COVID19Rita Aguilar. pic.twitter.com/DODJtw5PZb
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January 27, 2022
It should be noted that the highest Panamanian health agency, together with the security authorities, will ensure strict compliance with the legislation, whose violation will imply being punished by law.