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Clarification of the curfew and the quarantine (lock-down) for Chiriqui Province, effective August 1st


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Recent changes in the weekend quarantine (total lock-down) for Chiriqui Province were confusing and seem to have been misunderstood by some. On July 25th the Minister of Health of Panama, Luis Sucre, clarified that in the provinces of Chiriquí, Bocas del Toro and Colón people can transit regularly from Monday to Friday from 5:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. However, a full weekend lock-down for Chiriqui and other regions was also implemented, with the weekend lock-down starting at 7:00PM on Friday and ending at 5:00AM on the following Monday. Some have interpreted the weekend lock-down as being applicable only to the weekend after that announcement. Subsequent information confirms that the weekend lock-downs will continue for every weekend until formal announcement to the contrary. Even official information from the US Consulate confirms that weekend lock-downs are applicable to certain provinces, including Chiriqui.
For more details regarding the recent "clarification" of the curfew/quarantine status as of July 25th, please visit the following four postings on the Chiriqui.Life (CL) website (scroll down to see the translated versions where applicable):
For more details regarding the continuing weekend quarantine/lock-down as of July 31st, please visit the following news articles on the Chiriqui.Life (CL) website (scroll down to see the translated versions), especially the highlighted text at the end of that article:
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Bud Huber and Marcelyn Jandreau
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