31 March 2020 – Strict quarantine measures announced, with outdoor time separated by gender

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Civil Defence
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Domestic travel
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Security Minister

Overview: The government of Panama has announced strict quarantine measures that separate citizens by gender. From 1/04, men and women will only be able to leave their homes for two hours at a time, and on different days. Men will be able to go to the supermarket or the pharmacy on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and women will be allowed out on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. No one will be allowed to go out on Sundays. The new measures will last for 15 days.
Full details here: https://www.bangkokpost.com/world/1890120/panama-to-restrict-movement-by-gender-during-virus-quarantine

Type of Justification: No justification given
Evidence/Justification: This absolute quarantine is for nothing more than to save your life, security minister Juan Pino said at a press conference.