Panama is able to keep businesses open when they would be closed in the US. The first time I noticed this was when the KFC was remodeled. They built temporary partitions to allow customers while the external modifications were going on. Finally when the interior changed started affecting the serving area it closed for a couple of weeks.
The same thing is going on now with McDonald’s While the interior is now closed and remodeling is going on, the drive-through window and kitchen are still functioning.