Abinader asks Congress for another 45 days of the state of emergency


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Feb 20, 2019

When the ruling Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM) was opposition, the party objected the extensions arguing that the National Health Law had all the attributions needed to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. The National State of Emergency reduces red tape for government procurement and is a situation in which the government is empowered to be able to put through policies that it would normally not be permitted to do.

The Abinader government has now submitted the request to extend the National State of Emergency for another 45 days. The status expires on 1 December 2020. The Abinader administration argues the status is needed to control the pandemic, especially when people are suffering from pandemic fatigue.

The virus is under control in the Dominican Republic, albeit in recent weeks the downward trend has been interrupted. There is a concern in the government that...

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JD Jones

Moderator - Covid 19 in DR & North Coast
Jan 7, 2016
Another 45 days puts us into January. 45 more has us in March when the vaccines will start.