Beach closing boondogle

 
1,055Views 2Comments Posted 16/01/2021

After three days of confusion about access to the use of beaches and spas, the civil protection authorities (Sinaproc decided on Friday to raise the "red flag     - on the beaches of the provinces of Panama, Panama West, and Herrera.

For Panama and West Panama it will be until March 15, and in Herrera, until February 1, according to a statement from (Sinaproc) that indicates that the measure is adopted to mitigate the   Covid-19 pandemic.

On January 13, the Ministry of Health (Minsa) issued a statement in which it indicated that for Panama and Panama Oeste access to the beaches would be prohibited, despite the fact that an Executive Decree signed by the Health, Minister, Luis Sucre, and President Laurentino Cortizo, made it clear that only on days of total quarantine (weekends) was access and use of beaches, rivers and public spas was prohibited in the Panama, Panama Oeste, Herrera, Coclé, Los Santos and Veraguas. That decree is still in force.

In other words, from Monday to Friday there seemed to be a green light for the beaches. This provision, although it corresponded to the request of the administrator of the Panama Tourism Authority, Iván Eskildsen, not to be so strict with the beaches, was later "clarified" by the Ministry of Health, through a statement, also dated January 13, in which they indicated that Panama and Panama Oeste have restricted the use of beaches, rivers and public spas until March 15.

The confusion on the subject, marked by the fact that a communiqué cannot annul a decree, continued Friday. Even President Cortizo tried to explain abundantly what the Minsa said. However, at the close of Friday’s edition,of La Prensa Executive Decree No. 62 had not been amended.

For Panama and Panama West it will be until March 15, and in Herrera, until February 1, according to a statement from (Sinaproc) that indicates that the measure is adopted to mitigate the   Covid-19 pandemic.

On January 13, the Ministry of Health (Minsa) issued a statement in which it indicated that for Panama and Panama Oeste access to the beaches would be prohibited, despite the fact that an Executive Decree signed by the Health, Minister, Luis Sucre, and President Laurentino Cortizo, made it clear that only on days of total quarantine (weekends) was access and use of beaches, rivers and public spas was prohibited in the Panama, Panama Oeste, Herrera, Coclé, Los Santos and Veraguas. That decree is still in force.

In other words, from Monday to Friday there seemed to be a green light for the beaches. This provision, although it corresponded to the request of the administrator of the Panama Tourism Authority, Iván Eskildsen, not to be so strict with the beaches, was later "clarified" by the Ministry of Health, through a statement, also dated January 13, in which they indicated that Panama and Panama Oeste have restricted the use of beaches, rivers and public spas until March 15.

The confusion on the subject, marked by the fact that a communiqué cannot annul a decree, continued Friday. Even President Cortizo tried to explain abundantly what the Minsa said. However, at the close of Friday’s edition,of La Prensa Executive Decree No. 62 had not been amended.

José Donderis, former director of Sinaproc, posted on his Twitter account, “My recommendation to everyone, the beach flag system is an orientation system for bathers and it is to indicate sea conditions and the calibration of risks on it. The Health issue for Covid is the subject of @MINSAP


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Brian

Let us all call this what it is tyranny! "Quarantine is when you restrict the movement of a sick person. Tyranny is when you restrict the movement of a healthy person." You know why this is absolute tyranny is because those that get sick the most from the coronavirus flu are those with lower Vitamin D. Keeping people inside reduces their vitamin D, making them more susceptible to infection, sickness and death. Going to beach and bathing in the natural sun raises your vitamin D. Maybe people need to start asking why the government wants your vitamin D levels suppressed? hmmm

1 month ago
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TC

Everyone knows that going to the beach improves health. This is the first time in history that governments have closed beaches, and to use health as an excuse to keep people inside instead of going to the beach is an insult to common sense.

1 month ago
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