Panama’s coronavirus lockdown means separating men and women - CNN


In an effort to further enforce nationwide social distancing measures, Panama recently announced that it is implementing gender-specific rules for when people can leave their homes. Women will be allowed to be outside on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and men will be allowed on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. On Sundays, everyone must remain indoors. The restrictions will reportedly last for at least 15 days. Officials implemented the additional gender-specific restrictions after observing high rates of noncompliance with the previous policies. These rules will be enforced based on the sex specified on individuals’ national identification cards.

We just can’t do this social distancing thing well. I could see Oklahoma overcorrecting and mandating this in place of the partial steps we’ve taken. Not that it would work.

Rex Barrett @rexbarrett