Authorities warn that Panama is facing a possible third Covid wave

The growth of covid cases occurs when the economic authorities speak of an improvement in consumption. The educational authorities are preparing the opening next May 31 of a hundred schools - out of the more than 3,160 that the country has - to give semi-presential classes.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A province in western Panama "is entering" a wave of covid-19. The authorities are taking measures to prevent it from expanding and becoming the third wave to hit the Central American country, said Friday the Minister of Health, Luis Francisco Sucre.

The situation in the province of Chiriqui, bordering Costa Rica, a country that is going through a strong pandemic wave, "has been getting complicated" for three weeks, which led to implementing there and in the neighboring provinces of Veraguas and Cocle some mobility restrictions, said the head of the Ministry of Health (Minsa).

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