The Minister of Health, Luis Francisco Sucre announced that, as of next Monday, June 7, the curfew in the metropolitan region will begin at 10 at night until 4 in the morning, a measure that also will apply for the district of San Miguelito.
However, he clarified that the measure will not apply to the township of San Felipe, nor to the islands of Taboga, Otoque Occidente and Otoque Oriente, since they have maintained a case control.
Sucre reported that an exception will be made on Tuesday, June 8, due to the match between the Panama National Soccer Team and its rival from the Dominican Republic, “so that people can return to their homes when it is over.”
In view of recently arisen situations where all sanitary regulations were violated The respective sanctions will be applied to those responsible for organizing these activities carried out outside the law.
Until today, Sucre mentioned, The Metropolitan Health Region has sanctioned for non-compliance with health regulations a total of 82 people for an amount of 7 thousand 825 balboas.
He also indicated that 176 companies have been sanctioned by the Metropolitan for violating the established provisions and biosafety measures, for an amount of 41,934 balboas.
Some places recently sanctioned by MINSA are: the Westin Hotel in Veracruz, the Red Lion, as well as the Guadalupana clinic in El Parador, while La Fragata was closed and fined.
A reinforcement of surveillance was also announced in the areas where the number of cases in the metropolitan region has increased, such as the townships of: San Francisco, Don Bosco, Juan Díaz, Bella Vista, Bethania and Parque Lefevre.
In the district of San Miguelito, a significant increase in the number of cases has also been reported, mainly in the townships of Rufina Alfaro, Amelia Denis de Icaza, José Domingo Espinar and Omar Torrijos, Sucre noted.
For the Panama Metro region, businesses must close at 9:00 pm. From this measure, the townships of San Felipe, Taboga, Otoque.
Similarly, it was indicated that as of Monday Galleras will be allowed to open with up to 25% capacity.
Veragua rises measures
Meanwhile, in the province of Veraguas the quarantine will be maintained on Sundays and the curfew frees the districts of Cañazas, Montijo, Calobre, Santa Fe, Mariato and Río de Jesús.
The curfew in these areas will be from 12:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m.
On the other hand, he said that if the increase in the indicators in the districts of Atalaya and La Mesa new measures will have to be taken.
In the province of Coclé, the curfew will be maintained from 10:00 pm to 4:00 am, because “they have not found indicators that allow the easing of restrictions,” said the minister.
Although a slight decrease in its indicators has been observed in the province of Chiriquí, the control levels have not been achieved, so the total quarantine will be maintained on Sundays and the current curfew time from 10 pm to 4 am “, he pointed.
While, from this Monday, June 7 in Remedios, the measures are lifted in view of the fact that in this district its indicators remain within the margins of pandemic control.
He stressed that the measures established for the province of Coclé will be maintained with the curfew from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. and the closing of shops at 9 p.m.
“We want to make a call to the entire population, especially the residents of: Panama North, Panama East, as well as the provinces of Herrera and Colón, since in recent days we have noticed a sustained increase in the number of cases in these sectors, a situation that if this epidemiological behavior continues, measures will be taken to contain the contagion ”, he said.
Sucre reported that these measures are evaluated every 15 days and added that as of next Monday, June 7, the galleras will be allowed to reopen with a capacity of 25%.
Luue will increase the cases and probably the deaths ”, he said.
Sucre added that it is important to maintain at all costs as part of the daily routine frequent hand washing, the correct use of a mask, alcohol gel, face shield, physical distancing and alcohol