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The Senate of the Republic approved on 7 January 2021 the extension of the state of emergency for 45 days. The Chamber of Deputies had already approved the extension. The Presidency has yet to publish the executive act with the details on the extension. The government also has pending to release the instructions for next week. The extended curfew restrictions expire on 11 January 2021.

The extension would go into effect as of 16 January. This is the fourth extension approved by Congress during the Abinader administration that began in August 2020. The Dominican Republic has been under the state of exception since 18 March 2020.

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