Business: Panama Relaxes Restrictions
Thursday, April 15, 2021
As from April 19, the curfew nationwide will be from 12:00 midnight to 4:00 a.m. the following day, the opening of bars with outdoor terraces and the holding of sports activities with the public will be allowed.
As from next Monday, April 19, the public will be allowed to attend outdoor sports activities with a 25% capacity and without liquor sales, informed the Ministry of Health.

Luis Francisco Sucre, head of the Ministry of Health, explained that "... businesses will be allowed to open until 11:00 p.m. so that they have more opportunity to attend their clients."

As of next Saturday, April 17, the weekend quarantine will be lifted in the district of Changuinola in the province of Bocas del Toro, thanks to the fact that it has presented favorable indexes in the last weeks, according to the official statement.

Sucre added that "... as from Monday, April 19, at the Tocumen Airport, the Covid-19 molecular test, which is more specific with less margin of error, will be mandatory for all travelers entering the country. At the same time, it was decided to reduce from five to three days the isolation of all travelers coming from South America."

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