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Dominican Republic Extends State of Emergency For 17 Days

President Danilo Medina on Thur. signed executive order 153-20 that extends the State of Emergency nationwide for 17 days from Friday, May 1.

Congress authorized the measure through Resolution 64-20 of Wed, April 29.

“In compliance with the provisions of the Constitution of the Republic, the Executive Power will continue to inform the Bicameral Commission during periodic reports of all movements during the State of Emergency,” the order says.

In a public statement, Presidency Minister Gustavo Montalvo said that the efforts made by the country’s authorities so far have enabled “Dominicans to be winning the first battle of this war” which is the new coronavirus.

The also President of the High-Level Commission for the Prevention and Control of Coronavirus, acknowledged however, that it will be a long war throughout the world.

The official listed several variables achieved that he labeled as successful: “to moderate the curve of new cases of new cases and, above all, to avoid the collapse of public and private health services.”

Until May 1st, The Dominican Republic registered 7,288 infected people as of Fri. with 313 deaths from Covid-19 nationwide.

Public Health Minister Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas said there were 316 new positives and 12 deaths in the last 24 hours.

He added that 1,387 people were discharged after recovering from the disease. (https://dominicantoday.com/dr/local/2020/)

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Last modified: 5 de May de 2020