Peru and Panama announced this week that men and women will only be allowed to leave their homes on certain days as part of measures against the novel coronavirus.    

They hope this will reduce the spread of the virus, which has infected more than a million people worldwide.  

“Due to the majority of people leaving their homes despite the mandatory national quarantine, the government has taken more severe measures to protect the health of the people,” the government of Panama said in a press release. 

In Peru, women can leave their homes on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

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