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Panama to receive reduced first batch of Pfizer vaccines
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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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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
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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…

‘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…

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…