The latest Covid-19 statistics have been released, for the week to 18 February, which shows a continued decline in case numbers. In the most recent week there were 356 new cases, compared to 444 the previous one. There were 3 new fatalities (there was just 1 the previous week). 1 person is in ICU, with 42 in other wards (53 last week), and 525 active cases (617 last week).

A news report today says that an alleged Panamanian gang leader arrested in Spain is linked to a 2011 company that exported scrap and ferrous metal to the Netherlands and Colombia.

The media also reports a “dramatic” increase in Ecuadorian migrants crossing the Darién Gap from Colombia, with 100 counted amoung the 6,352 migrants so far this year. The fatal bus crash last week included more Ecuadorians than other nationalities.

Meanwhile, the stand-off between the Government and the mining company continues.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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