Panama Monday confirmed the first case of COVID-19

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Miraculously Vallecillos

The authorities of the Ministry of Health of Panama (MINSA) Monday confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the country canalero.

MINSA will phase containment to mitigation under strict security protocols. He also reported that once all the evidence in the Gorgas Memorial Institute, the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the country.

It is a Panamanian woman, of 40 years, Panama who entered Sunday in flight 6339 Iberia, Decks from, Spain, and who they were made all established protocols.

“Similarly they were efecturaron testing people who had contact with the patient”, He said Health Minister of Panama, Rosario Turner.

Also they are taking steps to move from epidemiological phase containment mitigation and reduce the spread.

Turner said the minister remains close surveillance at points of entry and exit of the country, which has evidently allowed to locate this person

“We detected it early this first case what calls us to calm. Everyone I reiterate, we strengthen hygiene measures and follow the instructions of the Ministry of Health, only authorized institution to provide official information”, said in his Twitter account the President Laurentino Cortizo.

Authorities say keep the population informed on developments in this case and invite the public to remain calm and follow prevention protocols.

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