The Ministry of Health of Panama announced on the 2nd local time to strengthen pandemic prevention control in the western province of Panama from the 4th of this month, imposing a curfew from 9 p.m. every night to 5 a.m. the next day, and ban from 7 p.m. every day, aiming to prevent people from gathering excessively during the holiday and accelerating the spread of the virus.
At the same time, the Ministry of Health requires people to abide by the health and pandemic prevention laws and regulations during the holiday period and strictly control the number of family gatherings. In addition, Panama City, the capital of Panama, will cancel the traditional park New Year’s Lantern Festival this year.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Panama in March this year, the pandemic has continued to spread. As of the 2nd local time, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Panama has exceeded 160,000, reaching 167,311.
Although the number of new confirmed cases has declined every day and the spread trend has slowed down, a new poll shows that 60% of the respondents believe that Panama is experiencing a second wave of pandemics.
Nearly 90% of the respondents are worried about the risk of unemployment in the coming months, and it is generally believed that the pandemic will continue to affect employment in 2021. Market.