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|2020 coronavirus pandemic in Panama|
|First outbreak||Wuhan, China|
|Index case||Tocumen International Airport|
|Arrival date||10 March 2020|
(3 weeks and 3 days)
|‡Suspected cases have not been confirmed as being due to this strain by laboratory tests, although some other strains may have been ruled out.|
The 2020 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have spread to Panama on 10 March 2020. As of 27 March 2020[update], Panama reported 674 cases, 9 deaths and 2 recoveries. One of the dead was a 64-year-old male, who also suffered from complications of diabetes and pneumonia. Of those infected, 83 were admitted to hospital. The infected individuals belong to the 29-59 age group and had each recently travelled abroad. A 13-year-old girl died of Covid-19 on 23 March.
The government declared a state of emergency on 13 March 2020. The move frees US$50 million for a period of 180 days to purchase goods and services to combat COVID-19. The sale of lottery tickets is suspended from 23 March to 12 April.
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