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Coronavirus in Panama: Women and men are not allowed to take to the streets together


The government in Panama has taken unusual measures to combat the corona virus: men and women are only allowed to take to the streets separately in the Central American country: Juan Pino, Minister for Public Security in Panama (30.03.2020) "If you have one If you are a woman, you only go out on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and if you are a man, only on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Everyone stays at home on Sundays. "Reason for gender segregation: The number of people who can stay outside will be reduced automatically. The police can also use it to better control whether people adhere to the curfews. Because too many citizens would have ignored the previous exit regulations. Many people in Panama support the new regulation: Passer-by "It's about everyone's security. I don't think the government wants to do this to cause suffering. It's about that we take care of ourselves and take care of others. "Passerby" We have seen in other countries how difficult the situation has become. We should do our part and support the authorities. "But there are criticisms from activists for the rights of trans people. They are concerned that people of a gender other than the one on their ID card may have problems. Venus Vejada, activist "Women filmed a few of my transsexual friends when they were in the supermarket and they said 'this is not your day, why do you come out when you are men? "They were dressed like women, because we dress like that, we express our gender." So far, around 1,300 people in Panama are positive about COVID-19 been tested. According to official information, 32 people have died of it so far.

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