Juan Manuel Mendez, director of the Center for Emergency Operations gave the good news that despite the mobility of an estimated three million people on roads and highways for the Easter holidays, deaths were still the same as on an average day. On an average day, 6-8 deaths occur. Over the 4-day Easter holiday, 25 deaths occurred.
Likewise, deaths this day were 24% less than in 2019. In 2020, due to the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, there was no safety operation. The Dominican Republic at the time was in lockdown
In 2019, the COE reported 33 dead. Bulletin No. 4 on the 4-day Easter holiday long weekend reports 25 deaths for 2021. The deaths occurred in Santo Domingo (34.5%), Puerto Plata (7.3%), Santiago (6.7%) and Barahona (6.3%). 62.5% occurred between 2pm and 10pm.
The Center for Emergency Operations says there were 163 traffic accidents. 236 persons were...