“We May Try Being Flexible with Quarantine in Areas that are in Better Situations” says Dr. Sáez Llorens 

Español abajo As of 4pm on April 17, 2020, the updated case numbers for COVID-19 in Panama are as follows: 4,210 accumulated cases (194 new) – 3,631 are in home isolation (843 in hotels), 341 are hospitalized (94 in ICU)…

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COVID-19 Panama Update: Absolute Quarantine Confirmed for April 18 and Modular Hospital Completed

April 16, 2020 Español abajo COVID-19 Panama Update: Absolute Quarantine Confirmed for April 18 and Modular Hospital Completed It was mentioned in the April 15 press conference that Panama’s central government was  considering implementing the measure of “absolute quarantine” again for Saturday…

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Panama is Testing for Antibodies – COVID-19 in Panama Update April 15, 2020 

April 15, 2020 Español abajo Panama is Testing for Antibodies Serological research is happening in Panama. The objective of this particular study is to find antibodies in the blood that serve as a defense to the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19.  Currently the…

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Quarantine in Panama Will Continue After April 15:  “We all want the quarantine to be lifted, but we need it and it is giving results for Panama” – President Cortizo 

April 14 Español abajo President Laurentino Cortizo addressed the nation, confirming that quarantine measures will continue indefinitely after April 15.  He gave no exact dates, but indicated that restrictions will be lifted little by little, sector by sector, and according to…

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Isleños Unidos: fumigando el ferry y recolectando alimentos por el amor a Bocas del Toro

Isleños Unidos: Ferry Fumigating and Food Collecting for the Love of Bocas del Toro April 14, 2020 Español abajo Isleños Unidos is a civic organization of Bocas del Toro that was formed to confront challenges presented by the…

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COVID-19 Data Analysis: Panama Reports 1,714 “Clinically Recovered” Patients (61 Official Recoveries) – April 13, 2020

April 13, 2020 Español abajo April 13 marks day 36 since the first COVID-19 positive case in Panama.  As of 6pm today, there are 3,472 acculated cases in Panama (72 new). This is the result of accumulated tests of 15,567 (420…

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Compassion For All: Feeding Homeless Dogs and Cats During Panama’s Quarantine

Español abajo It is the hard times that truly test the patience and virtue of all of us. During these difficult times is when heroes will emerge, meeting the needs of society’s most vulnerable members. Evertz Jose Mejia is a…

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Extra Quarantine Measures Announced for Saturday April 11

April 8, 2020 Español abajo Juan Pino, Minister of Security, announced during the April 8th press conference that as of 12:01 am on April 11th, there will be no movement among the general population of Panama allowed during both Saturday and…

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