Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora
Panama – President of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo announced this Friday that the mandatory use of the mask in the country will be eliminated from 11 of July, except for public passenger transport and public and private health facilities.
“From Monday 11 From July the sanitary measure of the mandatory use of the mask in open and closed spaces will be lifted”, said the president during the speech of the third year of government before deputies of the National Assembly.
The decision to annul the mandatory use of a mask is announced at a time when the country is emerging from a new outbreak of coronavirus infections, with a drop in the death rate, and serious cases attributed to the massive immunization of people.
The government imposed the measure in March 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic that left until Thursday about 921 thousand accumulated coronavirus infections, and more of 8 thousand deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.
Cortizo explained that the country has received some 10 million doses of vaccines, of which have been administered 8 million nationally.