Health

EX-PAT ALERT- COVID numbers still dangerously high.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/nacional/220621/casos-activos-covid-19-suman-15-285-reportan-2-080-nuevos-contagios?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc Panama reported a new death from covid-19 in the last 24 hours, but three deaths from previous dates are updated for 8,329 accumulated deaths and a lethality that remains at 0.9%, according to the Epidemiology Department of the Ministry of Health. (Minsa). The report indicates that 906,435 accumulated cases of …

Health

EX-PAT ALERT- COVID update for the week.

Panama registers 2,080 new infections of covid-19; one new death reported The Department of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health (Minsa), reported that to date 896,924 accumulated cases of covid-19 have been registered in Panama, of which 2,080 are new positive cases in the last 24 hours. The Minsa, through the …

Health

EX-PAT ALERT: Know the Insurance scenario.

https://www.allianzcare.com/en.html Do you want to keep your family healthy while exploring new horizons abroad ? Planning to retire outside of the US? Allianz Care’s plans ensure that you have access to quality healthcare whenever you need it. Our flexible solutions allow you to tailor your cover to meet your needs …

Health

Citizens of China spread wings as 2 MONTH mandatory lockdown is lifted.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/internacional/mundo/220601/euforia-traumatizada-shanghai-final-confinamiento?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc The vast majority of the 25 million inhabitants of the eastern Chinese metropolis of Shanghai returned to their streets today after the authorities ended more than two months of a strict confinement imposed to stop their worst outbreak of covid. The end of the lockdown came at midnight on …

Health

EX-PAT ALERT: COVID rise for the week.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/nacional/220531/panama-suma-27-994-casos-activos-covid-19-reportan-3-819-nuevos-contagios?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc At least 3,819 new positive cases of covid-19 were registered in Panama in the last 24 hours and no deaths were reported, but one from a previous date is updated for a cumulative of 8,255 deaths and a lethality of 1.0%. The report from the Department of Epidemiology of …

Colón

Cortizo finds his way to Colon. At present time, the armpit of Panama. Promises progress.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/220527/presidente-cortizo-entrega-orden-proceder-construccion-nuevo-hospital-colon This Friday in the province of Colón, the President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo Cohen, gave the order to proceed for the construction of the new Manuel Amador Guerrero hospital, the construction of commercial premises for handicrafts in La Feria and Buena Vista, as well as the protocol to …

Food

Varela buddy Putin and his “INVASION” is affecting Food Supply Chain in Latin America.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/america/220524/guerra-ucrania-agrava-inseguridad-alimentaria-latinoamerica The World Food Program (WFP) warned on Tuesday that the “domino effect” of the conflict in Ukraine aggravates the problems of the pandemic, worsens food insecurity in Latin America and the Caribbean and leads to the need for more resources to help vulnerable people in the region. The United …

Health

EX-PAT ALERT: Bocas del Toro reports HIGHEST rate of Dengue fever in country

Hard to believe after I have been calling for 5 years for the Government to TRULY INVEST REAL MONEY into the Bocas region that this occurs.  For an area that is one of the gems of tourism for this country, it still has a POS airstrip and next to nothing …

Health

EX-PAT ALERT: COVID Weekly Update

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/220516/panama-alcanza-24-129-casos-activos-covid-19-reporta-nueva-defuncion Panama reached 24,129 active cases of covid-19 this Monday, after 1,799 new positive cases were detected and 8,403 tests were carried out in the last 24 hours, which translates into a positivity of 21.4%. Juan Díaz, Bethania, San Francisco, Rufina Alfaro and Penonomé are the areas that register the …

Health

EX-PAT ALERT: COVID increases continue to be seen. Stay vigilant.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/nacional/220509/casos-activos-covid-19-panama-incrementan-13-732-reporta-1-fallecido?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc Panama maintains 13,732 active cases of covid-19, after registering 1,359 new positive cases this Monday, May 9, so according to the Department of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) positivity reaches 22.4%. In addition, the report detailed that in the last 24 hours there was a death due …

Health

Health official sees Panama entering a 5th stage of COVID amid recent spikes.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/nacional/220503/eduardo-ortega-panama-inicio-quinta?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc With the increase in coronavirus cases in recent weeks, between 700 and 900, everything seems to indicate that Panama is at the beginning of a fifth wave, warned the secretary of the Eduardo Ortega, national secretary of the National Secretariat of Science, Technology and Innovation (Senacyt). Ortega explained, during …

Health

EX-PAT ALERT: Slight rise in New COVID infections

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/nacional/220427/leve-aumento-nuevos-casos-covid?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc Panama registered 744 new infections of covid-19 in the last 24 hours and total up to this Tuesday, April 26, 772,830 confirmed cases. For this Tuesday, one death is reported, for a cumulative of 8,183 deaths and a lethality of 1.1%. The number of people recovered from the disease amounts …

Health

Here’s a nice look……..PANAMA get your “shit together” literally!! Go play kids.

http://elsiglo.com.pa/panama/aguas-servidas-basura-preocupa-usuarios-parque-brisas-golf/24198393 Orlando Pinzón pointed out that for almost 10 years they have been demanding better management of the park from the authorities.  In the township of Rufina Alfaro, district of San Miguelito, residents denounce the large amount of garbage in the surroundings of the Brisas del Golf Park, added to …

Bocas del Toro

Disease in Bocas shows sign of decreasing: EX-PAT ALERT

http://elsiglo.com.pa/panama/disminuyen-casos-leishmaniasis-bocas-toro/24198208 With everyone still worried and dealing with Covid and the fallout from all accompanied with the virus. Travelers and Ex-Pats in and around the biggest tourism area of Panama need to take notice of this disease that has indeed caused deaths, and is spread via mosquitoes ( or more …

Health

Spike in China reminds us COVID is part of our new reality forever.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/mundo/220328/confinada-mitad-ciudad-china-shanghai-brote-covid-19 Millions of people in the eastern part of China’s financial hub of Shanghai were confined to their homes on Monday to contain the country’s biggest COVID-19 outbreak. Authorities announced a two-phase lockdown in the city of 25 million people on Sunday night for massive testing. The announcement prompted a …

Health

Mandatory mask usage LIFTED as of today. EX-PAT ALERT

After almost two years of having been adopted as one of the main biosecurity measures to prevent the spread of the deadly covid-19 virus, (about 665 days to be more exact) as of today, Panama lifts the mandatory use of mask or chinstraps in open or free spaces; but its use …

Health

Panamanian schools returning to face to face classes after 24 Months.

http://elsiglo.com.pa/panama/presidente-cortizo-evalua-24-meses-escuela-virtual-tenia-otra-opcion/24195533 Cortizo recounted the challenges he faced in addition to the pandemic, and described vaccination as one of the best in Latin America and the Caribbean In the traditional presidential tour for the start of classes, President Laurentino Cortizo, upon his arrival at the Concepción de Juan Díaz School, asked …

Health

MONDAY: Covid report for PANAMA

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/220306/panama-registro-3-nuevas-defunciones-covid-19-detectan-81-nuevos-contagios Panama registered 3 new deaths from covid-19 in the last 24 hours, for a cumulative to date of 8,114 deaths and a lethality of 1.1%. Until this Sunday, 757,568 confirmed accumulated cases of covid-19 and 81 new positive cases were registered in the country in the last 24 hours. …

Health

Openly un-apologetic PRO VACCINATION. Believe a calculator, not me.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/220302/minsa-96-2-fallecidos-covid-19-partir-febrero-2021-estaban-vacunados The epidemiological analysis of the situation of covid-19 in Panama by the Ministry of Health (Minsa), indicates that 96.2% of the deceased, as of February 28, 2021 to date, were not vaccinated or had the scheme Vaccination against the incomplete virus. The report, prepared by the Department of Epidemiology …

Health

MONDAY: Panama Covid update

Until this Sunday, Panama reports 755,262 accumulated cases of covid-19, of which 357 are new cases.  Six deaths are reported for a cumulative of 8,079 deaths and a lethality of 1.1%.  The total recovered amounts to 740,813 of which 1,089 are new recovered. 4,593 tests were carried out for a positivity …

Health

Hospital completion stalled under Varela, back on track for completion.

The Comptroller General of the Republic Gerardo Solís, accompanied by the National Director of Engineering, José Vence, carried out a routine inspection of the Ciudad Hospitalaria project “to guarantee that, quickly but well done, the work will soon be available to the people.” Panamanian”. After the tour of the different …

"JB"

To my friends in Panama, Mexico, and Costa Rica. RESEARCH everything before returning

To all friends and contacts met through the Ex-Pat Exchange and via direct contact, consult the consulate and embassies before planning a long term return from the states.  My battle with COVID was absolutely brutal and compounded by my other health issues. I miss the warm temperature for certain, but …

Health

Some encouraging signs regarding recent testing.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/220214/ops-inmunizacion-covid-19-sido-efectiva-reducir-numero-hospitalizacion   According to the most recent report of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the fourth wave of covid-19 infections that has been registered in Panama, since the end of December 2021, with a sharp increase in positive cases, “apparently” is having a “decline” in a short period of …

Health

Information for Ex-Pats considering return to PANAMA. COVID stats

https://www.prensa.com/sociedad/data-studio-casos-de-coronavirus-covid-19-en-panama/   Visit link to listen to update.   The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported that 1,203 new cases have been reported this Sunday, for a total of 742,854 infections by covid-19 in the country. 12 deaths are recorded in the last 24 hours for a cumulative of 7,950 deaths …

Air Travel

TWO steps FORWARD, THREE steps BACK. Covid proving to be elusive as travel spikes prove world is not out of the woods.

https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&prev=search&pto=aue&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=es&sp=nmt4&u=http://elsiglo.com.pa/internacional/segunda-pandemia-vuelve-hundir-demanda-aerea-70/24169140&usg=ALkJrhhLWtpQ3uqzZgzNgj7QguFkVMRvgA International flights were the most affected, with a drop of 87.8% compared to that registered in October last year Total demand for air travel fell 70.6% in October compared to the same month last year, a sign of how “desperately slow” the sector’s recovery is going to be due …

Agriculture

As the Marijuana industry reaches BILLIONS, the UN has finally woke up.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/cafe-estrella/salud/201202/onu-reconoce-oficialmente-propiedades-medicinales-cannabis The United Nations (UN) has recognized the medicinal properties of cannabis on Wednesday in a vote in Vienna of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, the executive body on drug policy of the United Nations. The simple majority of the 53 States of the Commission have decided to withdraw cannabis …

Health

Vaccines from various producers start to hit the air. Panama awaiting Astra-Zeneca.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/america/201127/united-airlines-empieza-transportar-vacunas-pfizer-covid-19 The United States airline United Airlines began operating on Friday charter flights with vaccines against covid-19 developed by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, in order to accelerate its distribution if the product receives approval from the health authorities, according to The Wall Street Journal. The newspaper, which cites anonymous sources …

Health

Panama getting wrecked as vaccines hit our shores.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/201129/panama-suma-1-276-nuevos-casos-acumula-3-060fallecidos-covid-19 The health authorities of Panama presented this Sunday the updated balance of the covid-19 outbreak in the country: 164,729. accumulated cases and 3,060 deaths. According to the daily report of the Ministry of Health, in the last 24 hours there were 1,276 new infections. Regarding the condition of the patients, …

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Frontline nurses in ER march to protest lack of support from Nito.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/201125/enfermeras-marchan-presidencia-pedirle-cortizo-les-atienda-peticiones Today, November 25, a group of nurses carries out a symbolic march, representing the 6,500 in the country, to demand that the President of the Republic Laurentino Cortizo attend to them because they have not yet found an answer to their request that they do comply with the law …

Health

As reported last week, Panama plans for 5.5 million doses of vaccine early 2021.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/201125/panama-adquirira-5-5-millones The first doses are expected to arrive before March 2021, the rest would be between March and June. It is required to apply the vaccine to 70% of the population in order to contain the new coronavirus in the country. While the World Health Organization (WHO) asks to intensify the …