“Countries as varied as China, Jordan, El Salvador and Italy have sent service members into the streets. Guatemala has detained more than 1,000 people. In Peru, those who flout government restrictions can be jailed for up to three years. In Saudi Arabia, it’s five.” WaPo: Soldiers around the world get a new mission: Enforcing coronavirus lockdowns.

+ Anne Applebaum: The People in Charge See an Opportunity.