Because of the coronavirus pandemic, men and women in Panama and Peru are no longer allowed to leave their homes on the same day. Both countries started the new regulation to avoid social contacts on Thursday. In Peru, women can leave their homes on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, the remaining days being reserved for men. A general curfew only applies on Sundays. Restrictions do not apply to workers of essential activities, such as bank employees, pharmacies and food markets. Panama has introduced similar regulations based on gender and the last digit of their national ID cards.