Panama authorizes activities on beaches and rivers
The Minister of Health Luis Francisco Sucre announced that as of this Saturday, October 24, access to coastal areas will be allowed with biosecurity protocols
The Minister of Health announced this Tuesday in a press conference that by decision of the National Government, starting this Saturday, October 24, the reactivation, operation and mobilization of family activities on beaches and rivers is authorized; At the same time, he reported that from this Sunday the total quarantine will be lifted on Sundays, but the curfew will be maintained from Monday to Sunday from 11:00 p.m. at 5:00 a.m.
Recreational activities on the beaches and rivers will be subject to a 6:00 a.m. schedule. at 4:00 p.m., for this purpose, access within the family bubble will only be allowed in a maximum of seven people, rides on buses or other mass transport will not be allowed.
Access will not be allowed to people with symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, who are positive, have been swabbed, are awaiting a result or who are contact with positive cases.
The entry and consumption of alcoholic beverages and food to the beach and river areas will be prohibited, except for consumption in inns or restaurants that operate in the area.
The restaurants and inns, spas, tourist centers and beach communities in these areas must strictly comply with the biosecurity measures established by MINSA.
People will have to wear face masks, except in the area of their familiar bubble and when entering the water.
Visitors must be obliged to comply with all MINSA measures, dance activities, discos, private parties or shows will not be allowed.
The Ministry of Health, in coordination with the public security bodies and the Joint Task Force, may carry out tests at the entrances to beaches and rivers, at the same time they will monitor compliance with the established measures.