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    Nicaragua adds four positive cases of covid-19 and 14 suspects
    People infected with the virus entered the country through the Managua International Airport and their health status is unknown.
    Ivette Munguía
    March 27, 2020

    A 70-year-old man and 52-year-old woman have become the new covid-19 coronavirus cases in Nicaragua, where officially there are four confirmed positive cases. Both people came to the country from the United States with symptoms of the disease, so they had a laboratory test that confirmed the diagnosis, said the wife of Daniel Ortega and vice president Rosario Murillo this afternoon.

    According to the official, the patients "remain without symptoms", but they are under "rigorous follow-up, this preventive monitoring, and we hope to be able to report positively in the next two days," she emphasized.

    The new cases of coronavirus in Nicaragua were known hours after the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) apologized to the Government for what it claims was "a typing error", in which they reported six positive cases of coronavirus in this country and not two, as the government maintained until then.

    This Thursday one of the first patients who was diagnosed with coronavirus also died, just six days after the government announced his case through official media. The 47-year-old Nicaraguan had pre-existing chronic diseases that complicated his condition, according to the authorities of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) on Wednesday morning.

    "We accompany and care for him with love and care at all times, fighting with him for his life," said Murillo. He then assured that the family was immediately informed when the death occurred, who decided to "cremate and conserve ashes, for a Christian burial, once they complete their own stage of preventive and protective quarantine," he added.

    Confirmed first deceased due to coronavirus in Nicaragua

    Nicaragua accumulates so far one death from coronavirus, four confirmed cases (including the first deceased) and 14 people suspected of having contracted the virus.

    The Ministry of Health has secretly treated the data on the number of covid-19 tests carried out at the Conchita Palacios National Complex, where the tests have been centralized. Although the authorities gave a reference number of 200 tests carried out a week ago, doctors from various hospitals have reported that they have referred dozens of suspected cases. However, the Government maintains an airtight treatment of information on the impact of the global pandemic.

    Government continues without decreeing quarantine

    The Government of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo continues without decreeing a quarantine or establishing internationally adopted measures to prevent contagion, such as physical distancing.

    Despite the demand for information on the hospitals and the resources available in the Minsa to face the global pandemic, the authorities of the Government and the Ministry of Health limit themselves to indicating that there are 19 "sentinel" hospitals in the country and that there would be "Enough" mechanical fans in hospitals without giving an exact figure.

    A CONFIDENCIAL report revealed that despite the coronavirus outbreak, it is vital to know the number of respirators available, because at least 20% of those infected in critical condition would require artificial respiration, the official data is not available.

    Independently, this media outlet confirmed with almost a dozen doctors (including pulmonologists from public and private hospitals) that the number of available and functional ventilators in Nicaragua does not exceed 160, a figure that would not be able to cope if the infections were lack of prevention increases, and collapses the established capacity of hospitals.

    According to a protocol of the same Minsa, also revealed by CONFIDENCIAL, 32,500 covid-19 infections are officially projected in Nicaragua and some 813 people will die in a period of six months.

    Of the 32,500 affected by the virus, the Health authorities foresee that 25% will be serious patients, that is to say 8125 people. "If we take as reference the case fatality of 2.5% of the deceased compared to those affected, we could have 813 deaths. The deceased are 80% of the patients that require an Intensive Care Unit, for which reason it is calculated that 1016 will enter the ICU, ”concludes the projection of the Minsa.

    While the coronavirus pandemic progresses in Central America and in Nicaragua continues without taking official measures, Commander Daniel Ortega has had no public intervention since March 12, when he participated with the presidents of the Central American Integration System (SICA) in a virtual meeting to address the covid-19 epidemic.
    Last edited by kiwibird; April 14, 2020, 01:26 PM.

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    Nicaragua reports five cases of COVID-19, .
    By Posted on March 31, 2020 In News

    Nicaragua confirmed a new case of coranavirus COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the number of infected to five, including one deceased and one discharged, and keeps 12 people preventively isolated in hospitals, according to the daily newspaper of the Ministry. of Health (Minsa).

    The secretary general of the Minsa Carlos Sáenz, said in an appearance with official media that the new case is a 76-year-old man who recently returned to Nicaragua from the United States.

    The septuagenarian suffers from multiple chronic conditions and two days after returning to Nicaragua, on the 20th, he presented symptoms, the official explained...


    • #3
      In Nicaragua, a Health Ministry spokesperson says President Daniel Ortega is unlikely to order residents to remain at home or to practice strict social distancing measures to combat the coronavirus. Tens of thousands of Nicaraguans are remaining at home voluntarily, after reports of the first COVID-19-related death and at least five confirmed cases.
      “The only security we have is our ability to adapt."


      • #4

        Nicaragua reports 6 confirmed cases and one died from COVID-19
        The secretary general of the Minsa Carlos Sáenz, said in an appearance with official media that the new case is "imported", although he did not offer further details.
        By EFE April 05, 2020

        Managua.- A 33-year-old citizen became the sixth confirmed case of coronavirus, which has claimed the life of a person in Nicaragua, according to the daily part of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) released this Sunday.

        The Secretary General of the Minsa Carlos Sáenz, said in an appearance with official media that the new case is "imported", although he did not offer further details.

        A 70-year-old man from the United States is in poor health, but stable, he continued.

        Another 76-year-old man, who also entered the United States and who has multiple chronic conditions, is delicate, but stable, he added.

        Meanwhile, a 52-year-old woman who entered the United States has already recovered and was discharged, according to the information.


        The six confirmed cases in Nicaragua have been imported, according to the Minsa, which maintains that there have been no cases of local community transmission.

        On the other hand, the health authorities assured that 10 people are still under observation and 12 are under house protection.

        The Government has not specified the number of tests it has carried out so far and the last number offered, 14 days ago, set it at 200.

        Unlike the rest of the countries of Central America, Nicaragua has not decreed any type of alert or emergency due to the pandemic, nor has it ordered the suspension of classes, although now schoolchildren are on vacation for Easter.

        Nor has it restricted the entry or mobility in the territory to any traveler and has said that it will not establish any type of quarantine to those affected.

        Nicaraguans have decided to act on their own based on the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO), because they consider that the Government has not taken preventive measures against the pandemic, only surveillance.


        • #5

          Speculation about the whereabouts of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega.
          “The only security we have is our ability to adapt."


          • #6

            Nicaragua, with six confirmed cases of coronavirus, and one deceased, is the Central American country with the lowest number of infected, despite the fact that the Government continues to promote public activities and agglomerations. These are the reasons why contagion rates are so low in Nicaragua.

            (Also read: Ortega is criticized for not showing his face and promoting events in Nicaragua )
            “The only security we have is our ability to adapt."


            • #7
              7th case:


              • #8

                Nicaragua recognizes eighth COVID-19 case and increases confusion
                EFE - 04/10/2020, 03:48 PM

                Managua, Apr 10 (EFE) .- The Nicaraguan government recognized this Friday the eighth confirmed case of COVID-19, and in doing so increased the previous confusion about the pandemic, since it reported that it is the contact of an imported case, to the time he insisted that there is no “local community transmission”.

                The new confirmed case is "a 64-year-old man, contact of an imported case, which is delicate, attended to and stable," the Ministry of Health detailed in a report, denying that there is local transmission.

                The report on the new confirmed case of COVID-19 caused confusion, since there are doubts about the official version, that there is no local community transmission in the only country in America that without restrictions against the SARS-coV-2 coronavirus.

                The infectologist Carlos Quant, member of the Multitudinous Scientific Committee, explained to Efe that it is possible to consider as a "imported case" a patient who has not left the country, and at the same time not classify it as a local infection, but that depends on the definitions of each nation.

                Quant explained that there are countries where cases that were infected abroad are considered "imported", as well as their family nucleus in a first generation and their geographical environment in a second generation, with which only "local community transmission" is considered. when "that epidemiological link is lost."

                POLITICAL REASONS

                The expert mentioned that in the case of Nicaragua it is not easy to know when it is an imported case or a local community transmission, since the authorities only have two definitions: confirmed, when it is verified, and suspicious, when the person has symptoms and He has traveled outside the country, leaving out the asymptomatic.

                Quant indicated that it is possible that case number eight was infected by one of the previous seven, however, the Government provides limited information on the coronavirus.

                The Nicaraguan government has been criticized for not putting restrictions on the spread of the pandemic, nor taking social prevention measures, but also for promoting massive activities, which are attended by the Sandinistas, who are then sent on house-to-house visits .

                The Multitudinous Scientific Committee has already expressed skepticism that SARS-coV-2 behaves in Nicaragua in a radically different way from that of the rest of the world, as the country's authorities indicate.

                International organizations such as the Pan American Health Organization (WHO), the Organization of American States, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), or the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), have shown its concern about how the government of President Daniel Ortega has handled the crisis.

                COVID-19 has already caused one death in Nicaragua, leaving a mortality rate of 12.5 percent, the highest in Central America, and above the world average of 0.66%. EFE


                • #9

                  Nicaragua recognizes dropwise confirmed cases of COVID-19
                  04/11/2020 22:17

                  Managua, Apr 11 (EFE) .- A new confirmed case of COVID-19 was announced this Saturday by the Nicaraguan government, which recognizes the SARS-coV-2 coronavirus infections dropwise, contrary to its neighbors, who have reported thousands of infections.

                  The Nicaraguan government has admitted its ninth case since the pandemic hit the country 24 days ago, while its eight neighboring members of the Central American Integration System (SICA) have reported 3,956 since mid-March, according to the agency.

                  Various sectors of Nicaraguan society have criticized the government of President Daniel Ortega because it does not report new cases without first ensuring that any of the previous ones has improved, and when it does, it omits the probable dates and places of infection.

                  On the same day that Nicaragua recognized a case, its northern neighbor, Honduras, reported 10, to total 392, and in the south, Costa Rica reported 19 new infections, to reach 577.

                  The Nicaraguan authorities, however, have not referred to the last case as the ninth on Saturday, but have only talked about the assets, that is, those that have not died or recovered.

                  DOES NOT SUPPORT NINE

                  "Today we have, in total, 4 people with COVID-19," said the Ministry of Health, in a report.

                  To the four active cases that the Government of Nicaragua admits, there are 2 reported as "stable", of which it has not provided details, one "in recovery", another "delicate", and one dead.

                  The authorities insisted that the nine confirmed cases are "imported", that is, that they did not spread in Nicaragua, while ruling out that there is "local community transmission" in the country.

                  The Nicaraguan Government has been criticized for not establishing any type of restriction to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and for not implementing social prevention measures, while promoting mass events that are frequented by the Sandinistas, whom it then sends to make house-to-house visits.

                  The organization for the defense of human rights Human Rights Watch (HRW), yesterday described as "reckless" Ortega's response to the pandemic, a concern that the Organization of American States (OAS), the office of the Alta United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). EFE


                  • #10

                    Nicaragua ignores the coronavirus but Ortega has been missing for over a month

                    Officially, there are only nine positives and one victim in the country, all from abroad. However, news reports of numerous cases of pneumonia filter out of hospitals

                    A country with very few cases declared, without any preventive measures and with the president-dictator disappeared for over a month. Nicaragua is a unique case on the American continent on the Covid-19 theme. Daniel Ortega, 74, a former Sandinista myth of the 1980s, now leading an authoritarian and familist regime with his wife, hasn't shown up in public since March 12, and the reason is a mystery. His wife Rosario Murillo, vice president, speaks to the population every day by telephone, in religious messages sent by the state media, claiming that the only way to defeat the pandemic is faith in Christ. For the Easter holidays, people participated in traditional street and church ceremonies, with almost no precaution.

                    The Nicaraguan regime does not deny the virus , but ignores it. Officially in the country, just over 6 million inhabitants, there would be only nine confirmed cases of contagion and one victim, all from abroad, the regime says. Numbers that are difficult to believe, because in neighboring countries such as Honduras and Costa Rica, the trend of the pandemic follows the curves of the rest of the world and isolation measures have been taken. Hospitals filter news of numerous cases of pneumonia and urgent hospitalizations in recent weeks from respiratory failure. Among the doctors, without protection, there is a general stampede.
                    “The only security we have is our ability to adapt."


                    • #11

                      WHO confirms 11 cases of coronavirus in Nicaragua
                      Orlando Chávez Esquivel -
                      April 13, 2020 0

                      The World Health Organization WHO confirms 11 cases of coronavirus in Nicaragua according to its official site, however minutes later they corrected the figure to 9.

                      A total of 9 confirmed and 2 new cases are reported in this Central American country.

                      We have no local community transmission according to the Ministry of Health Minsa to date.

                      MINSA Secretary General, Dr. Carlos Sáenz said that three citizens are served with Covid-19, all are imported cases.

                      There are then 7 people, in responsible and careful monitoring, to which 5 more people are added today, for a total, at this moment, of 12 people, in the care and responsible, permanent monitoring indicated.

                      The doctor said that on Sunday they had 10 people in responsible and careful monitoring, three of them have already been sent home.


                      • #12

                        Nicaragua resumes day of home-to-home visit, despite the rejection of families
                        04/15/2020 03:07

                        Managua, Apr 14 (EFE) .- The Nicaraguan government resumed a house-to-house visit this Tuesday with the aim of providing information on health care in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed a life in this country.

                        Small health brigades were deployed by the popular neighborhoods of Managua in the framework of that day that has received the rejection of thousands of families that have not opened their doors, according to Efe.

                        Those who oppose receiving these brigades argue, among other things, that health workers are among the population group most exposed to contagion and, therefore, it is counterproductive to receive them in their homes because they also come without any type of protection. .

                        The brigades give families that receive them a sheet with messages of prevention and hygiene to avoid the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19.

                        GO TO HEALTH UNITS

                        "The Ministry of Health entrusts us to make these house-to-house visits so that we emphasize the recommendations for the prevention of COVID-19, especially in frequent handwashing," explained the person in charge of epidemiology at a health center in Managua. , Claudia Calero, to official media.

                        They also encourage people with symptoms to use the toll-free line 132, or, if they have a cough, fever or any respiratory symptoms, go to a health unit.

                        The non-governmental Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (Cenidh) has dismissed the Executive as irresponsible and criminal in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

                        According to that humanitarian agency, the Government has not flinched at the plague and instead of applying measures to prevent the spread of the disease, they call for mass marches, and mobilize state workers and health personnel to give house-to-house talks without minimal protection.

                        Nicaragua so far reports nine confirmed cases of COVID-19, with only one deceased.

                        Nicaraguan health authorities have stressed that all cases have been imported, that is, there have been no cases of local community transmission.

                        However, the government chaired by the Sandinista Daniel Ortega has not specified the number of tests it has carried out so far.

                        The Executive has also been criticized by various sectors for promoting massive events and crowds against the current recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO).

                        Nicaragua, unlike the rest of the countries of Central America, has not decreed any type of emergency due to the pandemic, has not ordered the suspension of classes nor has it restricted the entry or mobility in its territory to any traveler. EFE


                        • #13
                          No new cases:


                          • #14

                            Minsa takes a patient who is still in recovery from positive cases of coronavirus
                            According to the Ministry, there are only two positive cases of Covid-19 in the country

                            VOS TV

                            Managua, Nicaragua April 16, 2020 11:45 a.m.

                            The Nicaraguan Ministry of Health (Minsa) removed a citizen who has not yet been discharged and is in the process of recovery from the list of coronavirus positive patients.

                            "The 39-year-old woman is in recovery and is provided with responsible and careful follow-up," Dr. Carlos Sáenz, secretary general of the Minsa, said at a press conference.

                            Ortega does not present a plan to prevent the spread of the coronavirus

                            This patient two days ago was in a delicate state of health and now the Minsa assures that she is in recovery and removes her from the list of positive cases.

                            The two positive cases are according to the Minsa: A 64-year-old man, contact of an imported case and a 59-year-old citizen, contact with other nationalities.

                            Since the first positive case of Covid-19 was reported, the Minsa has confirmed a total of nine cases, of which one person has died.

                            Unlike all countries, which keep a record of cases in ascending order, that is, they give a total number of registered cases, without removing the recovered cases from the list, in Nicaragua the health authorities decrease the number by removing to patients who are in recovery.

                            The Minsa reported yesterday that four other people were added to the list of patients suspected of having the virus, but each day an average of two to four people are removed, so it is unknown how many people have been diagnosed as suspicious since the first one was detected. case.

                            Until this Thursday, the Minsa maintains the number of suspected patients at twelve.

                            “Yesterday, we had 12 people in responsible and careful monitoring. Of these, two people have completed the statutory period, who are now under house protection. There remain, therefore, 10 people, all contacts of imported cases, to which two more are added today, for a total, this morning, of 12 people, also related to the imported cases already mentioned, who come to care and monitoring responsible and permanent ”, emphasized the Minsa.


                            • #15
                              Governor Martyn Roper has advised the public on flights that have been or will be scheduled to fly to Nicaragua, Canada and the United Kingdom.

                              Over 100 Nicaraguans who were scheduled to return home will now be forced to remain in the Cayman Islands. This is due to the government of Nicaragua making a last-minute decision to close all its borders to both Nicaraguans and foreigners.

                              Nicaragua has a high COVID-19 infection rate and has received some negative media surrounding alleged inaction on the part of the government to suppress the virus among its population.

                              An article released today in Foreign Policy magazine has referred to Nicaragua as "an island of inaction in Central America and the broader Latin American region. President Daniel Ortega and Vice President (and first lady) Rosario Murillo have downplayed the seriousness of the coronavirus and its potentially devastating health impacts, continuing to hold large-scale public events, while nationwide control by the ruling Sandinista National Liberation Front forestalls action by local leaders."
                              “The only security we have is our ability to adapt."