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Panama begins Covid-19 vaccinations
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Panama begins Covid-19 vaccinations

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - January 21, 2021

Nurse Violeta Gaona on Wednesday received in her left arm the first dose of the vaccine against Covid-19 in Panama, the country which accumulates the highest number…

Panama to receive reduced first batch of Pfizer vaccines
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Latin America
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Panama to receive reduced first batch of Pfizer vaccines

AFP - January 20, 2021

Panama on Wednesday will receive its first 12,840 doses of Pfizer's vaccine against Covid-19, a much smaller shipment than expected, due to an announced global delay in…

UK bans South American, Panama arrivals over Brazil virus strain
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Central America
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UK bans South American, Panama arrivals over Brazil virus strain

AFP - January 15, 2021

Britain will ban all arrivals from South America, Panama, Cape Verde and Portugal from 0400 GMT Friday over fears of importing a new coronavirus variant in Brazil,…

Panama to rent cadaver containers in face of health system collapse
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Panama to rent cadaver containers in face of health system collapse

AFP and The Tico Times - January 12, 2021

The Panamanian government plans to rent refrigerated containers in which to store the dead in the face of the collapse of morgues and hospitals due to the…

Panama announces ‘total quarantine’ for early 2021
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Panama announces ‘total quarantine’ for early 2021

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 28, 2020

The Panamanian government on Monday announced a "total quarantine" for the provinces of Panama and West Panama from January 4-14, 2021. "Due to the evolution of the…

Cuban doctors arrive in Panama to fight pandemic despite US opposition
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Cuban doctors arrive in Panama to fight pandemic despite US opposition

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - December 28, 2020

A group of 220 Cuban health professionals arrived in Panama last Thursday — despite the rejection from the United States — to help the Central American country…

Discontent grows in Panama as country sets record in cases, deaths
Latin America
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Discontent grows in Panama as country sets record in cases, deaths

AFP - December 18, 2020

Panama broke its daily record of deaths and daily coronavirus cases, exceeding 200,000 accumulated infections, a situation that has saturated several hospitals and generated some manifestations of…

Drug trafficking in Central America remains prevalent during pandemic, authorities say
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Drug trafficking in Central America remains prevalent during pandemic, authorities say

AFP - November 24, 2020

Drug trafficking to the United States, through Central America, has managed to keep pace despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Panamanian authorities warned Monday after presenting 1.7 tons of…

Eta toll rises to at least 57 in hard-hit Honduras
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Eta toll rises to at least 57 in hard-hit Honduras

AFP - November 9, 2020

The death toll in Honduras from Tropical Storm Eta has more than doubled in 24 hours, with authorities Monday reporting 57 people had died as rescuers search…

Storm Eta death tolls rise in Panama, Mexico, Honduras
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Storm Eta death tolls rise in Panama, Mexico, Honduras

AFP - November 8, 2020

Torrential rain and a bitter cold front linked to storm system Eta have claimed at least 20 lives in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, officials said…