300 Partygoers Quarantined at Panamas Tribal Gathering Festival

photo by Robert Leoni

With everything going on in the Coronavirus world that we live in, Panama’s Tribal Gathering Festival is currently on lockdown. The festival ran from February 29th to March 15th and over 300 festival-goers are now stranded on the island.

Officials have ordered guests to remain at the site until March 23rd in lieu of the Coronavirus outbreak scare. While there have been no reported COVID-19 cases on the festival grounds, the 300 guests are still on required lockdown for appropriate quarantine.

Tribal Gathering Festival is quite unique and attendees learn from indigenous cultures from around the world on the festival grounds. The party advocates climate change and pollution endangerment on a remote beach on Panama’s north coast.

On March 16th, Panama’s president, Laurentino Cortizo, reported “the entry of non-nationals and non-residents of Panama into the country is restricted.”

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TO ALL ATTENDEES AND FOLLOWERS OF TRIBAL GATHERING: Update!!!!⭐️⭐️⭐️ The government and health officials have now decided to go back to the original mandate of allowing all nationals who have entered Panama over 14 days ago to exit the location. Those who have not must remain here in quarantine on site until they reach the 14 day period which could mean people actually staying here longer than the 23rd. In the wake of the President of Panama declaring a national emergency due to COVID-19/novel coronavirus, Panama’s Minister of Health has taken the extraordinary step of ordering all Tribal Gathering guests currently on site to remain in place until March 23. However, this was NOT in response to a positive COVID-19 test. There have been ZERO cases of COVID-19 confirmed on site, nor are any suspected at this time. Nevertheless, we are complying with all orders and recommendations of the Minister of Health, as the health and safety of our guests and crew remains our top priority. We also continue to work with the embassies of our guests from outside Panama to secure their assistance and support. Please contact the embassy of your family member’s home country for further information. @usembpan @who @bbcnews @vice @viceenespanol @un_ocha @who send help! @cnn @cnnee @nytimes @forbes @nationalpost @navara.media @cbsnews

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