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Panama imposes momentary ban on travellers from South America


PANAMA CITY: Panama’s Well being Ministry introduced on Saturday, a brief ban on the entry of individuals from all South American nations ranging from Wednesday after a COVID-19 case of the Brazilian variant was confirmed.

“We’re quickly suspending the entry into the nation of any one that has stayed or transited by way of any South American nation previously 15 days, aside from nationals and residents of Panama, who upon getting into should take a COVID-19 check and enter quarantine,” Sputnik reported citing sources.

The brand new restrictions on journey will come into drive on Wednesday, March 31, the ministry specified, including that the measures have been prompted by the invention of the Brazilian pressure within the nation.

“The P1 Sars Cov-2 variant was detected within the nation in a constructive affected person from Brazil,” the ministry stated.

It added that the foreigner had been residing in Panama, however travelled to her nation of origin and examined constructive for COVID-19 upon her return to Panama from Brazil.

In response to the most recent well being ministry information, Panama has a complete of 353,497 confirmed coronavirus instances, whereas the nation’s COVID-19 dying toll stands at over 6,000, reported Sputnik.

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