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    August marks the fourth month of quarantine in Panama (Panama City and Panama West). In the last 24 hours, Panama registered 1,665 new cases of coronavirus in Panama exceeding a total of 65,000.

    The Minister of Health, Luis Francisco Sucre, has announced total quarantine on Saturday and Sunday in the provinces of Panama and Panama West starting July 18th 2020.

    Coronado Community News

    Coronado events cancelations

    Coronado events cancelations

    An increasing number of events have been canceled in Coronado due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Here is a list of the events we know of that have been canceled or prospered.

    Art in the Park in Penonome 2020

    Art in the Park in Penonome 2020

    Art in the Park, an annual art fair that takes place in Penonome is set for Friday March 13th & Saturday March 14th 2020. The event includes an art expo, sale, and concert.

    Carnival 2020 in Panama

    Carnival 2020 in Panama

    2020 Carnival celebrations in Panama begin Friday February 21st and continue until Wednesday the 26th. Carnival is a busy time in Coronado and throughout the Pacific Beaches. Friday 21st Febr

    Funraiser at Las Bovedas

    Funraiser at Las Bovedas

    March 28th 2020 attend the Bring Hope Funraiser, an opportunity to give back and enjoy a 4 course meal at Las Bovedas in Ensenada. Tickets are $50 and dinner is from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm.

    Beach community police meeting

    Beach community police meeting

    On Tuesday, February 11, 2019 at 1100 am at the Coronado Bible Church the National Police will be holding a Security Meeting to discuss security and crime in the Pacific Beach community.

    Libre de Basura fundraiser

    Libre de Basura fundraiser

    February 1st starting at 4:00 pm, Manglar Lodge in El Palmar will host a fundraiser for Libre De Basura, a local group aiming to make the Pacific Beaches litter free!

    Managing Life in Panama

    Managing Life in Panama

    Panama Health and Respite will host "Managing life in Panama" a seminar offering practical information to retirees in the Coronado community Thursday February 6th 2020 from 9:00 a.m. until Noon.

    Thursday Jan 9th 2020 is Martyrs Day

    Thursday Jan 9th 2020 is Martyrs Day

    January 9th is the national observation of Martyrs Day in Panama, that pays tribute to civilians and students that lost their lives to make Panama a sovereign country.

    Panama National News

    Panama issues country wide curfew

    In a state of national emergency the country of Panama has issues a night curfew from 9:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. starting Wednesday March 19th 2020.

    Panama restricts entry to foreigners

    Monday March 16th 2020 the Government of Panama is restricting the entry of foreigners only nationals and foreigners with residency in the country can enter Panama.

    Coronavirus reaches Panama West

    The Minister of Health, Rosario Turner , reported this March 12th 2020 that in 24 hours cases of Coronavirus in Panama have doubled.

    8 cases of Coronavirus in Panama

    Panamanian authorities announced Tuesday March 10th 2020 that there are 8 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Panama, and one person has died.

    First case of Covid-19 in Panama

    The first case of Covid-19 in Panama has been confirmed by the Health Minister, and the President via his Twitter account. The 40-year-old Panamanian woman arrived in Panama from Madrid.

    Panama Coronavirus Alert

    Tuesday March 3rd 2020 Panama’s Cabinet Council approved a resolution that will put resources towards protecting the country against the Coronavirus which is quickly becoming a global epidemic.

    Lane inversion for Carnival 2020

    Lane inversion is something that occurs in Panama on holidays and long weekends to ease traffic. There are little to no indicators that the lanes have been inverted, so when traveling, be caution!

    Boná Island gains protection

    A resolution that makes it the Isla Boná Wildlife Refuge has been passed ensuring the island remains a wildlife refuge.

    EU blacklists Panama as Tax Haven

    The EU Economy and Finance ministry has added Panama to their tax heven ’black’ list. The list created in 2018 was recently revised and approved Tuesday February 18th 2020.

    The Guardians of 2020

    40,000+ officials from various sectors will participate in the Carnival security operation. Operation Guardians of 2020 will be in effect February 21st until 26th throughout Panama.

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