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.
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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.
Panama announced plans to begin a phased reopening Wednesday May 13th including e-commerce, mechanical workshops and fishing, after slowing the spread of coronavirus.
During this this difficult time, Julio Luque of J2L Insurance offers some information on methods to keep your insurance policies up to date.
Coronado Community News
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, 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.
Coronado resident, Jo Anne Cushman Burrill has published a new children’s book “Granny’s Trilogy” and has several copies with her in Panama.
US citizens in the Playa Coronado area can vote in person for their preferred presidential candidate on March 6 as part of the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary.
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
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.
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.
If you are a US Citizen, you have the right to vote in Federal and many state elections.
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!
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.
Relocating to Coronado Panama? The first thing to know about relocation is that it’s not something to jump into. A trial of 6 months to a year before starting the relocation process is a good idea!
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 will suspend all international flights (in-bound and out-bound) for the duration of 30 days, starting Sunday, March 22, at 11:59 p.m.
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.
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.
The Minister of Health, Rosario Turner , reported this March 12th 2020 that in 24 hours cases of Coronavirus in Panama have doubled.
Panamanian authorities announced Tuesday March 10th 2020 that there are 8 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Panama, and one person has died.
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.
More than 5 tones of drugs were seized off the coast of Bocas del Toro Panama, when authorities found a semi-submersible vessel while patrolling the ocean in region last month.
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.
The Panamanian school year started yesterday Monday March 2 2020, and after 5 years, Panama’s education system still lacks a Sexual Education plan.
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!
An announcement has been released informing on street closures for Carnival 2020 on the Cinta costera starting Friday.
A resolution that makes it the Isla Boná Wildlife Refuge has been passed ensuring the island remains a wildlife refuge.
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.
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.
A religious cult in Panama has been found murdering and torturing Ngabé Buglé indigenous women and children in what appear to a type of exorcism or conversion ritual.
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