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.
National Panamanian News
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.
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.
A Cinta Costera project has been approved for the town of Puerto Armuelles in the province of Chiriquí, after a public vote on December 19th 2019.
December 20th is a "Day of National Reflection" in Panama, as the country remembers the 1989 invasion lead by the United States.
The total death count reached 15 inmates Wednesday December 18th, following in a shoot out that took place in La Joya prison in Panama Tuesday.