December 21, 22, 23 and 24, as well as December 28, 29, 30 and 31 are normal working days throughout the national territory, both for public institutions and private companies, the National Government emphasized this Saturday through a statement.
The observation is made after the Ministry of Health of Panama announced the implementation as of next Monday of new sanitary control measures to mitigate the spread of COVID
The exception is made that during the working days that go from December 21 to 31, 2020, the measure of restriction of mobility by sex was established, says the Government.
The statement reiterates that among the new measures is the restriction of entry to commercial premises such as supermarkets, stores, pharmacies, warehouses, hardware stores and others, by gender on specific days as follows:
- 21, 23, 28 and 30 are the days in which women will be able to go shopping in retail stores
- 22, 24, 29 and 31 is the men turn to make their purchases
The statement adds that both clients and establishments must observe the biosecurity measures established by the Ministry of Health.
It also reiterates that from December 24 at 7:00 pm until December 28 at 5:00 am; and from December 31 at 7:00 p.m. until January 4, 2021 at 5:00 am there will be a total quarantine.
The measure is adopted with the aim of reducing the movement of people in closed spaces and thereby reducing the chances of contagion from the COVID
-19 pandemic, the statement points out.