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President Danilo Medina in an address on TV on Friday, 26 June 2020 called for the prudence, individual and collective responsibility of Dominicans to take preventive actions to not have to curb the first phases of the reopening. The government had disallowed the start of phase 3 whereby companies would be allowed to employ all their workers at the same time. But, in the speech, the President confirmed the country would move forward with a gradual reopening of the tourism industry, that is included in phase 4 of the planned reopening. 

Medina said the Presidency did not request the extension of the state of emergency gven the opposition iin the Chamber of Deputies. It would have been the sixth extension. The National State of Emergency expired on 30 June. The government would now rely on the Public Health Law 42-01 that allows for most of the same measures to be implemented. The...

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