Across the world, some countries have began easing lockdown restrictions as the battle against coronavirus goes on.

In Britain, some children returned to schools on Monday, while groups of up to six were allowed to meet outside or in private gardens.

But it's not the same story in other countries - some haven't even imposed a lockdown, while others have the strictest measures.

Here are some of the bizarre ways a few countries have been dealing with the lockdown:

Men and women allowed out separately

In Panama, Central America, men and women are allowed to leave the house on different days to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Cuango, Panama

But they can only leave the house for two hours a day, except for Sunday, when no-one is allowed out.

The rules have cause controversy after police were accused of discrimination against transgender people, who claim they were detained for being out of the house of the "wrong" day.

Panama has reported 14,095 coronavirus cases and 352 deaths to date.

"Vodka and saunas treat coronavirus"

Belarus is perhaps the most relaxed country in the world over Covid-19, with very little restrictions in place.

It is the only European country where football is still being played, with president Alexander Lukashenko facing fresh criticism for allowing a parade celebrating the Soviet victory in World War Two go ahead last Month.

Thousands at the victory parade in Belarus last month

Thousands turned out for the march, including elderly war veterans.

It's very much business as usual there, with schools and shops remaining open and public transport operating as usual.

Lukashenko, who has ruled Belarus with an iron first for 25 years, had previously claimed coronavirus could be cured by drinking vodka, driving a tractor, going to a sauna or playing with baby goats.

The victory parade in Belarus last month

He has also called coronavirus a 'psychosis' and claims world powers are exploiting it to extend their dominance.

"The world has gone mad from the coronavirus, he previously said.

“This psychosis has crippled national economies almost everywhere in the world.”

Virologist Andrus Voynich has compared Lukashenko's actions to genocide.

He said: "This is on the boundary of a crime and the active destruction of his own people.

Veterans gather to watch a military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, Minsk

"I can only compare this with the genocide in Rwanda in 1994. Only there it was done manually, and here with the help of an epidemic."

More than 45,000 people in Belarus have been infected with Covid-19, and 248 have lost their lives.

Elderly stuck inside and dog walks banned

Serbia imposed some of the strictest lockdown measures early on, although they have started to be lifted.

Pro-government supporters attend a protest in front of the parliament building in Belgrade, Serbia

People over the age of 65 were only allowed out for food shopping once a week and very early in the morning.

But the elderly can now venture out at certain times, with the rest of the population remaining indoors to "protect the elderly".

Perhaps the most controversial rule involved a ban on a "dog-walking hour" every evening, meaning pets could not go outside at all.

Crowds of people are out in a street after Serbia lifted state of emergency over coronavirus

Many criticised the decision. One vet said it could worsen the condition for the dogs with urinary problems and "aggravate basic hygienic conditions in people's homes".

But the lockdown in Serbia has started to be eased.

Serbia has more than 11,500 coronavirus cases and 245 deaths.

Lockdown? What Lockdown?

Groups of people enjoy outdoor picnics next to Lake Malaren in Satra, southeast of Stockholm, Sweden

Sweden has so far not imposed any lockdown, with bars, pubs and restaurants all open as usual.

Locals can venture out to bars, as long as they keep their distance from other groups.

Sweden has refused to introduce a full lockdown, and scientists there are optimistic that a large proportion of the population will develop antibodies.

Shops in Sweden remain open as usual

Young children are still attending school despite the worrying rise in the number of cases and deaths in the country.

Sweden has taken a far more relaxed approach to the pandemic with people expected to maintain social distancing, rather than having police patrolling the streets.

People walk at a market as the City of Malmo has placed fences and information to reduce congestion at the stands

The Scandinavian country has reported more than 40,000 cases so far and 4,542 Covid-19 deaths.

Robots on the streets

A police robot has been patrolling the streets of Tunisia, catching out people who disobey the lockdown.

The robot looks about for people walking in the capital city Tunis, and approaches them and asks why they are out.

Locals must then show some ID and papers to the camera on the robot to check that they are allowed outside.

Videos on social media appear to show the robot asking a man what he is doing on the streets, to which he said he wants to bu cigarettes.

The robot appears to reply with: "OK buy your tobacco, but be quick and go home."

Just over 1,000 people have been infected with coronavirus in Tunisia and 49 people have died.

ID numbers to go outside

In Columbia, South America, some towns have a rule where residents are allowed to go outside based on their national ID number.

People ride bicycles and scooters while enjoying the good weather, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Minsk

For example, those that have a number that ends in a 0 or 7 might be allowed out on a Monday and people who have a number ending in 1, 6, or 9 can go out on a Tuesday.

Coronavirus 'Zombie costumes' to scare people away

Perhaps the most unusual way to keep people indoors comes from New Delhi in India, where police dress in full body hazmat suits, spiky red-Covid-19-like helmets, and gloves on the streets.

Explaining the method, RP Meena, deputy commissioner of police in Dwarka, told indy100: "When these volunteers are on the streets and stopping people and making them understand, it leaves a visual impact in people’s minds. It helps people understand how dangerous the virus is.

"It motivates people to take all precautions necessary to avoid this virus."

Bleach poured onto beaches

A man running along the promenade in Cadiz

In Spain, one of the worst affected countries from coronavirus, the province of Cadiz has taken lockdown measures to the extreme.

Officials have doused beaches in the area with beach to stop people gathering there.

Unsurprisingly, the move has drawn huge criticism from environmental experts who say it will harm wildlife.