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12 October 2020

With the argument that the National State of Emergency declaration is necessary to keep the curfew, President Luis Abinader has asked Congress for a 45-day extension. The National State of Emergency has practically been in effect since mid March. Abinader sent the request to the Chamber of Deputies on Friday, 8 October 2020

The Presidency says that the measures adopted under the state of emergency have allowed the country to contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus. The Presidency argues it is still necessary to keep some of these to ensure an orderly reopening.

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