PANAMA Phase 2 reopening set for May 26

Construction set to restart

 
1,532Views 17Comments Posted 23/05/2020

 Step 2  towards the reopening of Panama’s economy will begin on Tuesday, May 26, if the Rt (number of transmissions per person) and epidemiological indicators are in line, said   Dr. Julio Sandoval, an intensive care specialist and a key member of the Ministry of Health (Minsa), advisory team.

In making the announcement Dr. Sandoval warned the younger levels of the population between 20 and 50 years old: to not trust the coronavirus.

A week ago, the Minister of Health, Rosario Turner, announced that an economic block would be opened every 14 days.

The economic reopening plan was divided into six blocks of activities. The first was launched on May 13 and included some retail outlets electronic spare parts workshops; technical services; artisanal fishing, and aquaculture.

The second block includes the construction industry  - paralyzed since t March 25 - of public infrastructure works, non-metallic mining, industry and churches and parks, but only with 25% of capacity and keeping a distance of 2 meters between people.

Dr Sandoval highlighted that a large part of the young population is part of the work activities that are within this second block.

"This Tuesday the second block will be reactivated and we invite the population to put into practice everything that has been learned regarding sanitary measures," he said.

He also explained that the sports and social areas to which the block refers correspond to that of the PH structures, and does not include golf courses, swimming pools, gyms, among others.

“Any opening of the blocks will depend on the Rt and the epidemiological indicators.

He reminded the population between 20 and 50 years old that despite the fact that some statistics on COVID -19  statistics favor them, those same numbers also indicate that 76% of total cases, 57% of hospitalized patients and 28% of deaths are   in the age range.

"It is not a disease only of older adults," said the doctor based on epidemiological reports from Minsa, which so far account for a total of 10,267 cases, 339 hospitalized and 295 accumulated deaths.

 



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crazy gringo

if there was not a safety lockdown, which has worked to stop the spread and number of deaths, Correct?? then how many deaths would there have been to date ?? Would you want to be responsible for someone dying the government has been trying to protect you and your family and friends. Sure I have no work ,my business is closed down, If I opened at this time and my staff got the virus , who is responsible?

7 days ago
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Systemslave

The "President" is and was only (like in the other countries) serving "his" masters and their agenda. As long as Panama has its head in the Ass of the WHO (which is led by a dubious guy with ties to international terrorism), nothing will change. The panamanian population is proving by their underaged kid-like behaviour that they have no sense of responsibility for almost nothing. Sadly. You have to give them once in a while some sugar and in general hold up the carrot in front of their noses, so they can "follow" the lead...people here are simply not intelligent enough to demand their rights and fight for it. The ones that suffer are the ones that are used to different behaviour through life-experience, but mostly this also ends up in complaining. Hard times.

9 days ago
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Pedro

No phase 2 Cortizo cancelled. Instead this Monster will speak via TV an Tueday evening. Guys it's time to go onto the street and show him what democracy means.

10 days ago
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TC

Why do people fear sickness but not poverty or starvation? Because the media doesn't talk about the latter.

10 days ago
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Mhogan

What’s with all these phases? Why can’t we walk and chew gum at the same time? Or is it reluctance to admit just maybe we’ve been a little overzealous so now we compensate by forestalling getting back to normal with baby steps? At this rate, normal is months away while people put life on hold. Does the phrase “new normal” really mean the Globalist version of a “New World Order” — the wet dream of Leftists?

10 days ago
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Gordo

Observer, start thinking for yourself and turn off the fake news! The data proves that the coronavirus is not nearly as dangerous as the "experts" want you to believe it is. The reason is they are corrupt and have a financial and political conflict of interest. They are lying to you! Open your eyes!

10 days ago
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Captain

His is so untrue as to be unbelievable. Not really dangerous with 100,000 deaths in USA alone and climbing daily. Get real people this is a highly contagious virus that is awful to experience if caught , dont be complacent and is certainly not fake news as you put it. Why are experts all corrupt ? Your reasoning is mind blowing. Please go onto any of the personal accounts of people who have published their own experience of this. Its not just the lungs that get affected but many other parts of the body with lifetime potential consequences. Check out the mass grave digging in Brazil if you think this is all a scam . Even a so called minor infection can leave you shattered for months afterwards PLEASE DONT LISTEN TO THOSE TOUTING RUBBISH LIKE THIS and investigate for yourself. I have PERSONAL experience and know what I am talking about.

10 days ago
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yarkaki

Cathair.... your are so right on... And dumluk... whats with the "locals" and "we gringos have to be careful too".. you seem to think you "gringos" are somewhat in a different situation.... we are all in the same problem. Get real.

10 days ago
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Emily

Ridiculous!! Power Mongering and threats to keep the people down. This is the biggest scam perpetrated on the human race and Panama is taking it to the extreme.

10 days ago
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CatHair

so if we work in block 6 we just sit on our asses for another 8 weeks?? only 56 more days without money and food on top of the 90 we just did...and keep that airport closed...and hundreds of homes are screwed now because in 3 months the govt couldnt get the storm drains clean..but its ok because here they come in their orange shirts, a shitty $12 mattress, and 4 eggs...thanks! gee I thought we were in trouble until you guys came by and started taking selfies of yourselves handing me over this 60 cent bag of sugar! while you're here lend me those pliers for a sec while I take my kids rotted tooth out...have a great day guys!

10 days ago
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OBSERVER

WOW!! instead of appreciation for the fact that we are moving towards the end of lockdown, the conspiracy theorists come flocking out of their doors, all imbued like the temporary WH renter with more knowledge than thousands of scientists around the world.

10 days ago
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Harry

Believing in the so called experts. Really. The WHO is run by an Ethiopian with known ties to terrorism. No medical experience or credentials at all. The so called Dr. Fauci is in love with Hillary Clinton as he said and he is also so deeply in bed with funding the development of the Virus with of course Bill Gates. $3.7 million sent twice to the class 4 site in Wuhan to enhance the virus. Time to wake up folks. Get off the Chrome browser and Google. Try Duckduckgo for searches or otherwise Qwant.com. Facebook, Google and Utube are both censoring and spying on you. The entire media you are watching on MS are totally controlled by 6 Corporate entities. I do wonder why people are so dumb. I know it is a statistical truism but why are you so willing to believe in BS.Time to wake up!!!!!!!

11 days ago
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dumluk

Here in Chiriqui we have a population of 462000 approx....and 5 deaths.....That would be a 1 in 92000 chance of dying from the virus......Tell me are those odds enough to keep you at home? Keep you from interacting socially with your friends.? Keep you away from the beaches, and the surf? I think not........I see a rough road ahead........Even many locals have figured it out...........But they are more careful with whom they share their perspectives......We gringos have be careful too........Because they have a very serious agenda here.......and short of a collective national organized uprishing they are going to carry on with it.....

11 days ago
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dumluk

Do they actually think we wont be able to figure out the real numbers and mortality rates for ourselves? Divide 295 by 4200000 and what do you get? 0.0000702381......not sure if that decimal point is in the right place but in any case the odds are slim to none........about in the range of an average flu.........you have approx 8x more chance of dying in an auto crash here in Panama......This is not about protecting you from a lethal virus. This is about the implementation of a NWO......That has a bad connotation so now they say the New NOrmal........To the that proverbial hotspot with their New Normal.......Im not gonna be a willing participant in this new game..........Block 2 isnt good enuff........Way too long to get to Block 6........

11 days ago
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dumluk

Do they actually think we wont be able to figure out the real numbers and mortality rates for ourselves? Divide 295 by 4200000 and what do you get? 0.0000702381......not sure if that decimal point is in the right place but in any case the odds are slim to none........about in the range of an average flu.........you have approx 8x more chance of dying in an auto crash here in Panama......This is not about protecting you from a lethal virus. This is about the implementation of a NWO......That has a bad connotation so now they say the New NOrmal........To the that proverbial hotspot with their New Normal.......Im not gonna be a willing participant in this new game..........Block 2 isnt good enuff........Way too long to get to Block 6........

11 days ago
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Gordo

The covid-19 death rate for children in all of Florida is ZERO. That should put things into perspective. Also there is ZERO scientific evidence that coronavirus can be transmitted asymptomatically. The entire shutdown is a hoax.

11 days ago
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Joe1234

"It is not a disease only of older adults," said the doctor based on epidemiological reports from Minsa, which so far account for a total of 10,267 cases, 339 hospitalized and 295 accumulated deaths. -- THAT is a total boldfaced lie in order to keep the lockdown for as long as possible. Newsroom Panama, please publish the real demographics from Minsa's findings.

11 days ago
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