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‘It’s wonderful’: Panamanians return to beaches after pandemic closure
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‘It’s wonderful’: Panamanians return to beaches after pandemic closure

AFP - October 25, 2020

The Panamanian government on Saturday reopened beaches to tourists after they had been closed for seven months to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The move comes…

Peru authorizes flights to the US, Mexico, Costa Rica and seven other countries
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Peru authorizes flights to the US, Mexico, Costa Rica and seven other countries

AFP - October 22, 2020

Starting November 1, Peru will resume international flights to 24 destinations in 10 countries in the Americas, including the United States and Mexico, after a first reopening…

Misinformation threatens response to Covid-19 in the Americas, PAHO alerts
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Latin America
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Misinformation threatens response to Covid-19 in the Americas, PAHO alerts

AFP - October 21, 2020

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warned Wednesday that misinformation threatens the response to Covid-19 in the American continent, in particular with regard to a vaccine against…

After seven months, Panama reopens air borders for tourists
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After seven months, Panama reopens air borders for tourists

AFP - October 13, 2020

Panama on Monday reopened its air borders to the arrival of international flights with tourists after keeping them closed for seven months due to the Covid-19 pandemic.…

Panama airport reopens for international flights and visitors
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Panama airport reopens for international flights and visitors

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 12, 2020

Tocumen International Airport in Panama City on Monday reopened for international flights and visitors. According to local newspaper La Prensa, the airport expects to handle on its…

Panama plans October 12 reopening for international flights
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Panama plans October 12 reopening for international flights

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 2, 2020

Starting October 12, Panama will welcome international tourists from across the world, the government announced via executive order. As of that date, nationals, residents and foreigners who…

Panama says it will enable ‘abandoned’ hospital for Covid-19
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Panama says it will enable ‘abandoned’ hospital for Covid-19

AFP - September 22, 2020

The Panamanian government said Monday it will enable an unfinished hospital to care for Covid-19 patients. The hospital's construction, the government denounces, was "abandoned" by the Spanish…

Air Canada includes COVID-19 insurance with purchase of flight
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Costa Rica
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Air Canada includes COVID-19 insurance with purchase of flight

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 21, 2020

Eligible Canadian residents will receive COVID-19 insurance included in the price of their international round-trip ticket with Air Canada, news which could help encourage vacations to Costa…

Panama rules out hiring Cuban doctors amid criticism from the US and internal protests
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Panama rules out hiring Cuban doctors amid criticism from the US and internal protests

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - August 26, 2020

The Panamanian government has for now ruled out the ​​hiring of Cuban doctors to combat COVID-19, amid protests from the health union and warnings from the United…

Americas suffer ‘mental health crisis’ due to pandemic, which is rebounding in Europe and Asia
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Americas suffer ‘mental health crisis’ due to pandemic, which is rebounding in Europe and Asia

Beatriz LECUMBERRI and AFP offices - August 19, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing an unprecedented mental health crisis in the American continent, PAHO warned Tuesday, while the infections once again set off alarms in Spain…