Tag Archives: Public Health

Salvadoran doctors demand protection against COVID19

(ORIGINAL EN ESPAÑOL AQUÍ)   Members of the Union of Doctors of the Social Security Institute (SIMETRISSS) denounced that authorities from the Ministry of Health and the Institute itself are not providing them with Personal Protective Equipment to deal with the pandemic of COVID-19. According to the doctors, if supplies have been delivered, the process […]

Municipalities start taking actions to respond to COVID

Diario El Mundo reports: San Miguel, La Unión and Sensuntepeque (Cabañas) have closed their municipal markets and other businesses installed in the commercial areas of those three departmental capitals. Sonsonate and San Francisco Gotera (Morazan) would be taking new actions in the next few hours. The mayor of Sonsonate, Roberto Aquino, announced on his official […]

Officials reportedly selling masks to the Salvadoran government

On Saturday, June 20, President Nayib Bukele reported the destitution of Jorge “Koky” Aguilar, the president of the Environmental Fund of El Salvador (FONAES). An article published by Cecibel Romero had previously revealed that his company INSEMA had been awarded a $250,000 dollars contract with the Ministry of Health to provide protection masks amid the […]

Union of Health workers denounce abuses from the Venezuelan team advising Nayib Bukele

The Constitutional Chamber of El Salvador ruled that president Bukele’s latest decree was unconstitutional and that he needed to negotiate with the Legislative Assembly to extend the lockdown that started on March 21st, Yesterday (June 10th), the president went on a Twitter rant against this decision and even against the organizations asking the District Attorney’s […]

15 dead and 143 people sick of COVID19 in a nursing home in El Salvador

(NOTICIA EN ESPAÑOL AQUI)   Out of the 220 older adults in the Sara Zaldívar nursing home, which is part of the care centers of the Salvadoran Institute for Comprehensive Rehabilitation (ISRI), 111 have been infected with Covid-19. This number represents 50% of the older adult population. In addition, 32 center employees have tested positive […]

Medical Association: “We have not had the chance to help” (COVID19)

Amid the latest power struggle El Salvador is enduring right now, the Medical Association, whose opinion has been heard in other crisis El salvador has endured before, states they have not been able to participate during the current pandemic.   The president of the Medical Association of El Salvador, Milton Brizuela, spoke about the Government’s […]

32 new cases of COVID19 in El Salvador

(SOURCE)   The results of the coronavirus tests have shown an increase of 44% in the last four days, according to data published by the President of the Republic, Nayib Bukele. In a new update, on the night of Tuesday, April 28, the president revealed 32 new cases of coronavirus, reaching 377 confirmed cases. Last […]

CRIPDES statement after Thursday plenary (25-4-20)

As we informed you before, last Thursday the Legislative Assembly overcame the presidential veto in order to have a law that protects health workers and demanding life insurance for them. Congresspeople also said they wanted to overcome the veto to a law ensuring the return of Salvadorans stranded in different countries, before president Bukele tweeted […]

Quarantine extended to 45 days in El Salvador

Last night, president Bukele addressed the nation and declared that there will be 15 more days of quarantine for all Salvadorans. Quarantine was officially declared on March 21st.   Nayib Bukele also urged police and military forces to be tougher on people violating quarantine: “I have instructed them to be tougher on people on the […]

Bukele’s response after disastrous Monday

Many people left quarantine yesterday expecting to receive money or to be included in the Government’s database, as advised by Nayib Bukele on national television and his own social media. Many people were devastated after not getting anything, national police used pepper spray on others, some were threatening to go inside supermarkets and others were […]