The Minister of Health of Panama, Luis Sucre announced that as of September 20, the capacity in the churches will be increased and the curfew will be totally eliminated in several districts.
The general capacity of the unvaccinated population will be 50% for churches, temples, parishes, chapels and centers of worship and 80% for the population with a complete vaccination scheme against Covid-19.
Meanwhile, all the restrictions imposed by the pandemic will be lifted in the districts of Boqueron, Gualaca, Atalaya, Calobre, La Mesa, San Francisco, Cañazas, Olá, Pinogana, Parita, Pesé, Las Minas, Santa María, Pedasí, Tonosí, Changuinola , as well as the townships of Aligandí, Armila and Narganá.
Against this measure, from Monday in the provinces of Darién and Bocas del Toro, as well as the regions of Guna Yala and Ngäbe-Buglé, all restrictive measures will be lifted.
For Colón, Panama Metro, San Miguelito, Panama West, Panama East and Panama North, the current measures are maintained, with curfews Monday through Sunday from 1:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. Sucre reported that despite the good numbers in the capital city will strengthen surveillance, traceability and operations in Don Bosco, Bella Vista, San Francisco, Santa Ana and Juan Díaz, before some increases.
Yesterday, Panama reported 323 new cases and 10 deaths from the coronavirus.
Now there are 462,770 accumulated infections and 7,152 deaths.
To date, the country has 4,642 active cases and 4,174 people in home isolation and 171 in hospital hotels.
Meanwhile, 297 patients are hospitalized, of which 216 are in wards and 81 in intensive care units.