Panama in total quarantine indefinitely

President Cortizo

 
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Panama is the latest country to go into total quarantine for an indefinite period to stem the advance of the coronavirus.  The announcement came from President Laurentino Cortizo in a broadcast to the nation on Tuesday evening, March 23.

Cortizo, who explained that the measure is based on evidence previously evaluated by the health team dealing with the pandemic, based, in turn, on the behavior of the virus in different regions.

The round the clock quarantine exempts  18 groups or industries, among them, the Public Force; emergency officials; personnel from the Ministry of Health, the Social Security Fund, the Fire Department, Sinaproc, Acodeco, Idaan, the Cleaning Authority, Sume-911, the ACP and the media.

The executive decree allows two hours of daily mobility of people, based on the last digit of their identity card or passport.

The mobility is restricted to purchasing food or medicine. In a medical emergency, the person can leave at any time.

Senior citzens and people with disabilities must complete their errands between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm

To guarantee public order, the security forces will deploy 18,000 agents.

SOLIDARITY PLAN
The president said  that in during the  total quarantine the government will continue to pay subsidies (in the order of $1.6 billion) and will launch the Panama Solidarity plan, which includes the distribution of vouchers, food bags, medicines and tanks of gas to at least a million people, including informal workers, lottery sellers., residents of vulnerable areas and those affected by the economic impact of the pandemic.

The amount of the electricity bill will be reduced 50% to those whose consumption does not exceed 300 kilowatts. Service will not be cut nor that of water or internet to those who cannot pay their bills in the next three months.

Banks will not execute the mortgages of those affected by the pandemic

Cortizo called for solidarity and rsaid  that in the next few days an account will be opened at the National Bank to receive donations.



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MIKRIS

NewsOP3- OBVIOUSLY DONT HAVE HIS FACTS TOGETHER. FIRST OF ALL WHO IN THEY'RE RIGHT FREAKEN MIND EATS BAT SOUP. SECOND THE CHINESE COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT ARE TO BLAME HERE. ANYBODY WONDER HOW THE MILLION OF PROTESTERS OVERNITE JUST VANISHED ONCE THE CORONAVIRUS HIT. REMEMBER THEY WERE PROTESTING AFTER THE VIRUS HIT CHINA IN JAN. BECAUSE THE CHINESE GOV. HAD NO CONTROL OVER THEY'RE PEOPLE IN THE WORLDS EYES IT LOOK VERY BAD FOR COMMUNIST CHINA. WHO KNOWS IF THIS VIRUS IS A BIO-WEAPON THAT WAS PLANNED AND UNLEASH BY THEM. TO RUIN THE USA. SO THEY CAN TAKE OVER EVERYTHING AND RISE AGAIN. YOU BEST BELIEVE FOR EVERY VIRUS THEY'RE IS A CURE AND I BET THAT THE CHINESE GOV. HAS IT. JUST WAITING ON THE SIDE LINE TO MAKE THEY'RE MOVE.

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MIKRIS

NewsOP3- OBVIOUSLY DONT HAVE HIS FACTS TOGETHER. FIRST OF ALL WHO IN THEY'RE RIGHT FREAKEN MIND EATS BAT SOUP. SECOND THE CHINESE COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT ARE TO BLAME HERE. ANYBODY WONDER HOW THE MILLION OF PROTESTERS OVERNITE JUST VANISHED ONCE THE CORONAVIRUS HIT. REMEMBER THEY WERE PROTESTING AFTER THE VIRUS HIT CHINA IN JAN. BECAUSE THE CHINESE GOV. HAD NO CONTROL OVER THEY'RE PEOPLE IN THE WORLDS EYES IT LOOK VERY BAD FOR COMMUNIST CHINA. WHO KNOWS IF THIS VIRUS IS A BIO-WEAPON THAT WAS PLANNED AND UNLEASH BY THEM. TO RUIN THE USA. SO THEY CAN TAKE OVER EVERYTHING AND RISE AGAIN. YOU BEST BELIEVE FOR EVERY VIRUS THEY'RE IS A CURE AND I BET THAT THE CHINESE GOV. HAS IT. JUST WAITING ON THE SIDE LINE TO MAKE THEY'RE MOVE.

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Cheezy

The first wuhan case was in December last year. When a doctor opened his mouth warning for the dangers in January he got reprimanded by the authorities and died later. Recently China has apologized to the family. The first case in Panama was not a Spanish woman. The principle from a school that died earlier this month was actually a victim of the virus. They traced the contamination back to a friend who went to his home to send his condolence after the mother of the principle had died. This person was in the States and infected the guests at this meeting and that was way before the Spanish lady was detected. In case of Italy who's suffering most, northern Italy has nearly a million Chinese living their with their own businesses and working in the clothing and shoe manufacturing. These people or at least a large number returned to Italy after Chinese new year and so it started their. The rest of the world is from cross traveling between east and west and vice versa.

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NewsOP3

The "Virus" has been brought to Panama by a US-American Women coming from Spain! This has been traced. Another problem the US brought upon the world. (And NO the chinese are not responsible for the Virus). Btw. how was it with the "Kansas-Flu" BEFORE it has been renamed to Spanish-Flu? Some US-Soldiers were infected before WW1, then they were sent to the Front to Europe and fucked up half of the world. All that is EVIL, SENSELESS and SICK is coming from the US. Though they want to make the rest of the world believe that they are the BEST, BRIGHTEST, MOST INTELLIGENT and WORLD HELPERS.... Good that the world knows better.

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STICK

The virus might have started in Wuhan, but by the time the Chinese government opened up about it, the virus was already passing around the world. To simplify how this virus passed, Say 250 citizens of Wuhan went on a trip to Spain, unknowingly, they went to see all the sites, ate in the restaurant, and slept at the hotels, so now, people that work and frequent these same locations, are passed the virus. Then flights come into Spain from 15 different countries and utilize these same facilities and get infected. Unknowingly, when the thousands of people that came in from 15 different countries, go back home, they take the virus with them and infect people in their home country, and so on, and so on. So, with the viciousness and infection rate of this virus, any one coming or returning to Panama could have introduced it. Remember, Wuhan had its first cases in January, the world didn't know how infectious the virus was until early March. So, for more than a month and a half, hundreds of thousands of people transferred this virus to currently 404,441 people throughout the world.

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PAUL

Has anyone traced how virus got into Panama'? Are any of the Chinese workers from the Wuhan area? Does the airport stopover program need tighter controls with more hotels close to the airport?

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PAUL

Has anyone traced how CV19 got into Panama'? Are any of the Chinese workers from the Wuhan area? Does the airport stopover program need tighter controls with more hotels close to the airport?

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PAUL

Has anyone traced how CV19 got into Panama'? Are any of the Chinese workers from the Wuhan area? Does the airport stopover program need tighter controls with more hotels close to the airport?

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