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March 31, 2020
2020-5495

Panama’s Government issues shelter in place order to control spread of COVID-19

Due to the increase in the number of deaths and individuals infected with COVID-19, Panama’s Executive Branch issued Executive Decree No. 505 of 2020 modifying the previous curfew of 9:00 pm to 5:00 am by requiring Panamanian citizens to shelter in place. The shelter in place order went into effect on 24 March 2020.

The decree does not modify the list of individuals previously exempt from the curfew established in Executive Decree 490 of 2020.

For additional information with respect to this Alert, please contact the following:

Ernst & Young Limited Corp., Panama City
Ernst & Young LLP (United States), Latin American Business Center, New York
Ernst & Young LLP (United Kingdom), Latin American Business Center, London
Ernst & Young Tax Co., Latin American Business Center, Japan & Asia Pacific

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