Panama Gets Money to Fight COVID-19

The Development Bank of Latin America, also known as CAF, donated $400,000 in humanitarian aid for Panama’s ventilator needs. “It will be used for the acquisition and installation of advanced ventilators for adult, pediatric and neonatal intensive care to strengthen the care of COVID-19 patients in medical facilities nationwide,” CAF said in a statement. The…
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COVID-19 Update and Predictions for April 10

After yesterday’s announcement of the first two COVID-19 cases in the province of Bocas del Toro, that number increases today, April 3rd, 2020 to a total of four.  We will update when we know the more exact location of these patients. April 3rd’s national press conference on COVID-19 registers the largest number of new cases […]
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Panama Asks Elon Musk for Free Respirators

When Elon Musk, founder of Tesla, tweeted that he would donate respirators within his company’s delivery regions, Panamanian vice president José Gabriel Carrizo responded. “Dear @elonMusk in Panama we´re developing a strategy based on the @WHO recommendations, we are a few days away from opening a new modular hospital with 100 beds, it would be…
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¿Wappin? Isolation / Aislamiento

Some 40 years later, as president of Uruguay, Pepe Mujica visited the prison where as a political prisoner he was kept in isolation in an underground cell for more than 12 years.Unos 40 años después, como presidente de Uruguay, Pepe Mujica visitó la prisión donde, como preso político, estuvo recluido en una celda subterránea durante […]

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First Confirmed Cases of the New Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Bocas del Toro

April 2, 2020 Each day the Panamanian national government directs a televised press briefing on the New Coronavirus situation. Residents of Bocas del Toro watch closely to listen to the updates on case numbers, learn about new preventative measures and to see if the virus has reached our region. Each day it has felt encouraging […]
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PANAMA- Is getting an “F” in terms of following quarantine.

https://www.prensa.com/provincias/aprehenden-a-13-personas-en-playa-de-pedasi-unos-estaban-surfeando-otro-grupo-se-escapo/ PEDASÍ, Los Santos. About 13 people were detained in the late afternoon of this Wednesday, April 1, in Playa Venao, Pedasí district, for violating Decree 507 of March 24, 2020, which was issued to contain the spread of the coronavirus. + info China confines 600 thousand inhabitants after new case of …

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HELLO PNO followers. UPDATE:

by James “JB” Bryson Where do I start but by saying “WOW“!! I have to tell you that even after service to my country, this battle and the psychological effects it is having on the world is unprecedented in my lifetime. I want to begin by saying I hope that …

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Editorials: Chinese numbers, and Stay at home

The United States has vast satellite imaging and communications intercept abilities, and people adept at analyzing data that are picked up. However, also a pathological liar as a commander in chief. US Department of Defense image. China’s numbers, and everyone else’s Public health statistics are not an exact science in the best of situations. A […]

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How did Covid-19 Get to Panama?

Panama’s Gorgas Commemorative Institute for Health Studies knows how the coronavirus came into the country. Through the sequencing of 41 complete SARS-CoV 2 genomes, scientists determined that four cases originated in the United States, three in Europe and one in China. Gorgas scientists have also isolated several strains of Covid-19 in the search for antiviral…
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Uber Suspends Panama Operations

Uber is temporarily suspending operations in Panama due to the increase in Covid-19 cases. The ride-hailing service – which began operations in Panama six years ago – said in a statement that its priority is the safety of its users, “even more in these delicate times when the health of the Panamanian community is the…
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