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Panama: Set Transgender-Sensitive Quarantine Guidelines

Expand Police officers are pictured during the curfew as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues, in Panama City, Panama, March 31, 2020.  © REUTERS/Erick Marciscano (Washington, DC) – President Laurentino Cortizo Cohen of Panama should issue transgender-sensitive guidelines and procedures to help ensure nondiscriminatory enforcement of Panama’s gender-based quarantine, Human Rights Watch said in a letter sent today. On April 1, Panama put into effect a gender-based quarantine schedule in response to Covid-19, requiring women and men to remain quarantined on alternate days. However,…

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