Latin American nations take radical steps on gender distancing

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Gideon Long in Bogotá

In their fight against coronavirus, a handful of places in Latin America have taken a radical step to encourage social distancing: they are separating men from women.

Panama, Peru and the Colombian capital Bogotá have all experimented with letting men and women out on different days to buy essential goods like food and medicine. The aim is to limit the number of people on the streets at any one time during the coronavirus lockdown.