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    Coronavirus Outbreak Turns Into Pandemic (233)

    Originating in China, the virus has swiftly spread around the globe, prompting the World Health Organisation (WHO) to declare the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on 11 March.

    Panama is suspending all international passenger flights from the night of Sunday, 22 March, over the COVID-19 pandemic, President Laurentino Cortizo announced on Thursday.

    Cortizo added on Twitter that cargo flights, humanitarian flights, and domestic flights will continue to operate as normal, so far.

    As of today, Panama has registered a total of 109 coronavirus cases, one person has died.

    Globally, more than 240,000 people have been infected with the coronavirus, with over 9,800 fatalities, according to the latest data provided by John Hopkins University.

    Coronavirus Outbreak Turns Into Pandemic (233)
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