Hallelujah! Today Panama lifted most of the movement restrictions that have been in place since March 18. Now we are allowed to go out between 5 AM-11 PM Monday-Saturday. A curfew remains from 11 PM-5 AM and all day Sunday. This will be a great relief. I no longer have to plan my week based on the few hours I was allowed to go out. (Some of the former restrictions remain in place in some of the other provinces, which I think are now accounting for many of the new cases.) They are reporting that 74,500 people were arrested for violations when the movement restrictions were in place. Most of the arrests took place in the first few months before people got used to the restrictions.
We also no longer need safe-conduct passes to travel to other parts of the country. However, recreational travel is supposedly still not permitted, and most hotels will remain closed until October 12. International flights will also be allowed to resume on that date, and the remaining curfews will be lifted then.
Various sectors of the economy will be reopening each week for the next month. Restaurants can resume in-person service on September 28.
All this depends on keeping the virus within limits. Average number of new cases has dropped to less than 700 per day, and deaths to 11 per day. The last time I saw the R0 published it was about 0.85.