Fines up to $150 for misuse of masks on the Metro

 
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Passengers who do not wear or misuse masks intended to combat the spread of covid-19 on  Panama Metro will face fines of $100 or $150, said the administration on Thursday, October 22.

The Metro reported that the passenger regulations were modified in several points, which include protection standards to prevent the spread of the virus.

"Any user who does not use or improperly uses the mask within the facilities, while it is mandatory, by instructions of the health authorities, will be subject to a penalty," says the Metro.

 “It is established as an obligation of the users that, if recommended for public health reasons, they must try to remain silent during the trip within the trains of the Metro lines, avoiding any activity that leads to this action".

The  Metro says that these and other actions are taking place as part of the measures that have been taken to stop the advance of the virus within this mass transportation system.

Sunday service
After the end of the quarantine on Sundays, from  October 25 the service will be reactivated. The Metro service hours on Sundays are from 7:00 am. to 8:00 pm . while the rest of the week they run  from 5:00 am. to 10:00 pm



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casual observer

Same post on another story brian. Your "experts" contradict many other experts in the field. Ah...but I forgot, anyone who disagrees with your "experts" has to be bought and paid for. That makes it the biggest conspiracy in the history of mankind. Good grief.

30 days ago
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Brian

Are Face Masks Effective? The Evidence. https://swprs.org/face-masks-evidence/

1 month ago
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casual observer

The virus could care less about your oft sited fringe sources. It kills and maims and creates long lasting problems. All you "disenfranchised" types need to figure that out. Hope you don't get it because you wont get the same meds that El Duce received.

1 month ago
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Brian

Ignore the CovidIdiot Casual Observer he lacks the brain cells and knows more than all these experts LOL this is why people are suffering because of F'n dumbed down tardass CovidIDIOTS!!!! LOL what a fool. Here are the experts: https://153news.net/watch_video.php?v=SY297HAS7HMW Occupational Professionals discuss the dangers of masks. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1--j-0UfXUM43SZVX2jy0AtlvDzPOM65-X8dbBpF3mOM/edit “The Anti-Mask Manifesto” by Dr. Matt Cucolo (A Science Based Guide Against Mandatory Mask Wear)

1 month ago
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casual observer

I'll tell you why. Because masks work and don't restrict you oxygen intake or any of the other things you mention. I wear a mask all the time up and down hills for long distances and haven't had any of the problems you so urgently cry out about.

1 month ago
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Brian

Why have governments adopted a policy of harming its citizens and residents with a FORCED MASK WEARING POLICY that is NOT based on well-known science? This needs to be investigated immediately in light of the science proves the population is being harmed both short term and long-term with increased risk of cardiovascular failure and increased risk of cancer! In addition to both of those it widely accepted that serious immune suppression is caused by a 20% decrease in oxygen and extremely high hazardous levels of CO2! The deadly consequences of mask wearing causes more harm if somebody is actually sick by the forced increase in viral load through recirculation of the virus back into the body which further increases the individual risk of mortality! Finally, 100% of people are being forced to wear masks are being put under pulmonary stress levels without medical testing of each person to insure they can sustain this addition dangerous pulmonary stress levels induced through forced mask wearing polices.

1 month ago
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casual observer

I wear a mask everyday when outside. No problems. Walking up and down hills. No problem. South Dakota: No mask mandate, cases and hospitalizations going up in record numbers. Deaths are sure to follow.

1 month ago
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Brian

Here is the actual science that dictates masks do not work conclusively and in fact you will uncover the science how harmful they are to humanity to be wearing daily. https://153news.net/watch_video.php?v=SY297HAS7HMW Occupational Professionals discuss the dangers of masks. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1--j-0UfXUM43SZVX2jy0AtlvDzPOM65-X8dbBpF3mOM/edit “The Anti-Mask Manifesto” by Dr. Matt Cucolo (A Science Based Guide Against Mandatory Mask Wear) Review of the Medical Literature Here are key anchor points to the extensive scientific literature that establishes that wearing surgical masks and respirators (e.g., “N95”) does not reduce the risk of contracting a verified illness: Jacobs, J. L. et al. (2009) “Use of surgical face masks to reduce the incidence of the common cold among health care workers in Japan: A randomized controlled trial,” American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 37, Issue 5, 417 – 419. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19216002 N95-masked health-care workers (HCW) were significantly more likely to experience headaches. Face mask use in HCW was not demonstrated to provide benefit in terms of cold symptoms or getting colds. Cowling, B. et al. (2010) “Face masks to prevent transmission of influenza virus: A systematic review,” Epidemiology and Infection, 138(4), 449-456. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/epidemiology-and-infection/article/face-masks-to-prevent-transmission-of-influenza-virus-a-systematic- review/64D368496EBDE0AFCC6639CCC9D8BC05 None of the studies reviewed showed a benefit from wearing a mask, in either HCW or community members in households (H). See summary Tables 1 and 2 therein. bin-Reza et al. (2012) “The use of masks and respirators to prevent transmission of influenza: a systematic review of the scientific evidence,” Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses 6(4), 257–267. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/j.1750-2659.2011.00307.x “There were 17 eligible studies. … None of the studies established a conclusive relationship between mask/respirator use and protection against influenza infection.” Smith, J.D. et al. (2016) “Effectiveness of N95 respirators versus surgical masks in protecting health care workers from acute respiratory infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis,” CMAJ Mar 2016 https://www.cmaj.ca/content/188/8/567 “We identified six clinical studies … . In the meta-analysis of the clinical studies, we found no significant difference between N95 respirators and surgical masks in associated risk of (a) laboratory-confirmed respiratory infection, (b) influenza-like illness, or (c) reported work-place absenteeism.” Offeddu, V. et al. (2017) “Effectiveness of Masks and Respirators Against Respiratory Infections in Healthcare Workers: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,” Clinical Infectious Diseases, Volume 65, Issue 11, 1 December 2017, Pages 1934–1942, https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/65/11/1934/4068747

1 month ago
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catch3467

OK SINBAD...from under what rock did you crawl out off ? You have a typical American attitude unfortunately. Putting down other countries to elevate your own. I am a Canadian. Have been in 30 countries of which I have lived in 6 ( meaning spending more than a year). Talking about 1st world pricing, may I suggest you connect to NUMBEO.COM and compare prices, cost of living and all kind of other useful info, between countries or cities. You might get better educated. As for me, I have been a sailing Nomad for over 25 years, after retiring at the age of 53. In that "small " time frame, I hope I have learned where I can stretch my " poor " Canadian dollar. I do hope that you will get to a point in your life when you will be able to recognize the real facts of life. That advice is also hopefully understood by Gigi and anyone else thinking the same way.

1 month ago
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Sinbad

The only thing about Panama that is first world are the high prices. You get the honor of paying top dollar for your daily misery. Gigi just sell cheap and get out, life is to short. If your Canadian then Panama seem ok because you don't know any better, but for everyone else you will figure it out fairly quickly. Enjoy the new normal everyone.

1 month ago
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MHogan

“Misuse of mask?” You mean if you wear it as a jockstrap a la Borat 2, you could be fined? Gotta love the NRP headlines

1 month ago
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Brian

I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW (MEME MUSIC VIDEO) this is dedicated to all the CovidIdiots https://www.bitchute.com/video/Nh3jielapSuB/

1 month ago
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Oh ya

Gigi somebody will buy your stuff just not at gringo prices. You will learn what the true value of your stuff is. Many gringos will learn this lesson

1 month ago
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OBSERVER

Guess it's time for Gigi to scuttle back to the US and risk adding his (or her) name to the 221,000 dead from Covid 19. By the time yu read this that figure will be well on the way to 230,000 abd by Christmas around 250,000. Good luck.

1 month ago
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casual observer

Oh good grief. They're just trying to protect the populace. You want to experience a police state? Move to Syria. Been here 8 1/2 years and love it. Hope you get out soon.

1 month ago
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Gigi

Yes these types of draconian measures will keep tourists away. Not that anyone wants to visit the new normal dystopian Panama. People devestated by 8 months of being forced into their homes at gunpoint now will get a fine for which they have no money to pay. I just want out of this authoritarian hell hole but no one is buying anything here and we are stuck like so many others. Biggest mistake of my life was agreeing to come to Panama.

1 month ago
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