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Latin America and Caribbean top 600,000 Covid-19 deaths
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Latin America and Caribbean top 600,000 Covid-19 deaths

AFP - February 3, 2021

More than 600,000 lives have been lost to Covid-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean since the pandemic began, according to an AFP tally on Tuesday from…

Panama reopens land borders to tourists
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Panama reopens land borders to tourists

The Tico Times - January 30, 2021

The Panamanian government has announced the reopening of the country's land borders. "The National Immigration Service announces the reopening of land borders, for the entry and exit…

Panama begins Covid-19 vaccinations
Latin America
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Latin America
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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
Latin America
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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
Latin America
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Latin America
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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
Latin America
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Latin America
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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
Latin America
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Latin America
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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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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…

CDC advises US citizens to ‘avoid all travel to Costa Rica’ due to COVID
Travel & Tourism
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Travel & Tourism
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CDC advises US citizens to ‘avoid all travel to Costa Rica’ due to COVID

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 9, 2020

The latest travel notices published by Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States advises citizens to "avoid all travel to Costa Rica" due to the…