A court has ordered the preventive detention an a Red Alert request to Interpol for 3 suspects being investigated money laundering in the so-called “New Business” corruption case. There have been claims for immunity for those involved in the election process, but another court is said to have rejected a request from former President Ricardo Martinelli.

Meanwhile, monkeypox continues in the background, the first case having been reported in July last year. Today the first death from the virus was reported, involving a 35-year-old man who had problems of decreased immunity. There have been so far 223 cases registered.

Covid-19 also continues, somewhat less in the background, although the requirement for facemasks on public transport and food outlets have been dropped. the number of new cases for the week ending 8 April shows a drop, with 627 new cases recorded, the lowest weekly total for a month. However, 5 new fatalities were reported – the previous death having been on 17 March. There are 548 active cases (around half that of 2 weeks ago), with 2 people in ICU and 57 in other wards.

13 APRIL 2023

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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