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With around 60% of the adult population fully vaccinated, the Dominican government announces it will not seek an extension of the National State of Emergency. The first case of Covid-19 was known here on 1 March 2020. Dominicans have been under a state of emergency since the first was announced on 20 March 2020 but this was lifted for the general elections. It had been re-instated on 20 July 2020 until now.

Legal advisor to the President, Antoliano Peralta made the announcement from the Presidential Palace on 6 October 2021. He said the preventive measures would continue to be enforced, including mask-wearing, hygiene measures, physical distancing and efforts to ensure that more people get vaccinated. Peralta said that 100% of the cases of recent deaths are in persons who have not been vaccinated.

Peralta said the Presidency would issue the decree declaring the end...

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