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US Embassy Alert - Reduced Movement Restrictions

Denese A Rodgers

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On September 14, the following changes in movement restrictions will be implemented:  Gender-based movement restrictions are lifted and ‘salvoconductos’ become null and void, except for those occupations that require movement during curfew hours. Curfew will be from 11pm to 5am, Monday through Saturday. Sundays will remain days of total quarantine. 

For additional details about the plan, visit the website of the Ministry of the Presidency. 

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U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama  

Building 783, Demetrio Basilio Lakas Avenue  

Clayton, Panama  

+507 317-5000  



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The Official Gazette today published Decree 1078, by means of which the restrictions on mobility of people established by reason of the pandemic are lifted.

The rule establishes that from September 2020 the curfew will be in force at the new 11:00 p.m. at 5:00 a.m. from Monday to Saturday.

The curfew for the provinces of Bocas del Toro, Colón and Chiriquí remains in force from Monday to Thursday from 7:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. and on Fridays from 7:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. of Monday.

The total quarantine is maintained on Sundays in the provinces of Panama and Panama Oeste. The mobility restriction by sex is lifted and the safe-conduct to circulate is without effect, except those issued for the benefit of companies that require to work between 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.

The same decree in its article 5 provides that the sanitary fences and control posts established by the Executive Branch remain in force.

The established checkpoints will be authorized to verify through the P.A.C.O. and tools such as the "Pele Police" if the person is awaiting the results of an examination for COVID-19 or if they are in the quarantine stage for having suffered from the disease.

In this case, the units of the National Police, with the support of the Ministry of Health, could transfer the person to a hospital center or hotel hospital to complete their quarantine period.

Epidemiological report

In the world, 19,041,645 people have been recovered, while a total of 28,219,714 accumulated positive COVID-19 cases and 910,460 deaths are added for a fatality percentage of 3.2%.

For today, Friday, September 11, in Panama there are 72,858 recovered patients, 615 new positive cases, for a cumulative total of 100,330. To date, 5,007 tests were applied, for a positivity percentage of 12.3% and 13 new deaths have been registered, totaling 2,140 accumulated and a fatality of%.

Active cases total 25,332. In home isolation, 24,031 people are reported, of which 23,566 are at home and 465 in hotels. There are 1,301 hospitalized and 1,132 of them are in the ward and 169 in the ICU.

All official information regarding the pandemic in Panama and the actions of the National Government are communicated through the official MINSA accounts on the main social networks and on its website (www.minsa.gob.pa and www.yomeinformopma.org). are available at the 169 call center and WhatsApp number 69972539.

Panama, September 11, 2020

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