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Regional News • Europe • United Kingdom
UK bans travellers from South America
UK bans travellers from South America
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The UK has banned people who are from or have travelled through Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela in the last 10 days. The ban will come into force from Friday and is due to a new variant identified in Brazil. British, Irish and foreign nations may enter the country but must isolate for 10 days.

Regional News • Americas • South America
Panama: Corona promotes discrimination against transgender people

Human rights organizations complain about the discrimination of transgender people by state and private security forces in Panama. The state has made it a legal requirement that women and men are only allowed to take to the streets on different days which is enforced by entry controls on the supermarket doors.

According to the organizations the lack of acceptance and the discrepancy between the official gender according to the person's identity card and what is felt makes the life of transgender people considerably more difficult and dangerous.