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Panama specifies separate days for men, women to go out amid lockdown

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Filed on April 2, 2020
Panama, lockdown, covid-19

The move comes as Panamanian officials found citizens still venturing outside in spite orders to stay home.

To combat coronavirus outbreak Panama has implemented a new measure specifying certain days of the week when men and women will be allowed to leave their houses to buy necessities.   

According to reports in CNN, starting on Wednesday, only women will be allowed to go out to buy necessities on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. While men can go out only on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Even on designated days both men and women will only have two hours to shop.

The rule requires all families to stay home on Sundays. Government officials said these restrictions will last for at least 15 days, making it easier for police to limit the number of people going out in public.

"The great quantity of people circulating outside their homes, despite the obligatory national quarantine, has led the national government to take more severe measures," said a statement by Panamanian President Laurentino "Nito" Cortizo on Twitter.

The move comes as Panamanian officials found citizens still venturing outside in spite orders to stay home.

Panama has 1,075 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 27 deaths


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