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One year ago, we published our first coronavirus story
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One year ago, we published our first coronavirus story

The Tico Times - February 20, 2021

One year ago today, we published our first story about the novel coronavirus that was spreading in Wuhan, China. Our headline from February 20, 2020: "With Ukraine’s…

Panama defends hiring Cuban doctors to fight pandemic
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Panama defends hiring Cuban doctors to fight pandemic

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - February 9, 2021

Panama's health minister on Monday defended the deployment of more than 200 Cuban doctors to help the Central American country battle the coronavirus, despite criticism of the…

Study explores mental health impacts of pandemic on Costa Ricans
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Study explores mental health impacts of pandemic on Costa Ricans

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 4, 2021

More than two-thirds of Costa Ricans who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus crisis are exhibiting symptoms of depression, says a study conducted by the…

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
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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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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…

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