Anyone knoAnyone know for certain about pharmacies? The govt website seems to suggest that they will still be open and may offer late night delivery until 11 pm. The notice above seems to suggest that pharmacies will be closed to the public except for delivery. Which is it?
h) International passengers and operators of private or commercial vehicles that are transporting them,The detail of the new decree:
No drinking in bars or restaurants until January 10th!
Government has new measures to stop COVID-19
https://presidencia.gob.do/noticias/gob … l-covid-19
The Government this Wednesday ordered new measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, which include the start of a curfew at 7:00 at night on December 31, eliminating the grace of free transit until 1:00 a.m. early morning of January 1.
President Luis Abinader issued Decree 740-20 that replaces 698-20, which establishes in article 12 that the measures come into effect as of this Thursday, December 31.
It was ordered that from January 1 to January 10, the curfew will be from 5:00 in the afternoon to 5:00 in the morning, Monday through Friday, with two hours of free transit to reach their houses, until 7:00 at night.
Meanwhile, on Saturdays 2 and 9, as well as Sundays 3 and 10, of January 2021, the curfew will be from 12:00 noon to 5:00 in the morning.
The measures were announced at a press conference headed by the Vice President of the Republic and coordinator of the Health Cabinet, Raquel Peña, and the Minister of Health, Plutarco Arias, at the National Palace.
The president had advanced that new measures would be taken to ensure the health of citizens and the well-being of the country, highlighting all the efforts of the Government to control the inherited crisis.
The measures also establish that in the interval from January 1 to 10, 2021, the activities of the different churches or religious denominations cease.
“We are close to seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. The vaccines are promising and today the vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca was approved by the British health authority, after considering it safe, of quality and effective to be used in Great Britain ”, said the vice president.
He recalled that just 2 months ago they signed a purchase-sale contract for the acquisition of 10 million doses, thanks to the backing and support of a group of Dominican and foreign businessmen.
The vice president insisted that the population comply with established health protocols, such as the correct use of a mask, hand washing and physical distancing.
Also, with respecting and valuing the work of the members of the National Police and the Armed Forces.
Also participating in the press conference were the Administrative Ministers of the Presidency, José Ignacio Paliza; of Interior and Police, Jesús -Chu- Vásquez; the directors of the National Health Service, Mario Lama, of the National Health Insurance (SENASA) Santiago Hazim; from the National Police, Major General Edward Sánchez González, from Promese / Cal, Adolfo Pérez; the director of C5i, Luis Rafael Lee Ballester, and Dr. Eddy Pérez Then, advisor to the Ministry of Public Health.
New measures arranged:
Decree 698-20, dated December 15, 2020, which established the curfew regime, is modified in the following terms:
1. The grace of free movement is eliminated as of December 31; therefore, the curfew for that day will start at 7:00 pm
2. It is established that from January 1 to January 10 the curfew will be from 5:00 pm to 5:00 am, Monday through Friday, with two hours of free transit to reach their homes. at 7:00 pm
3. It is established that on Saturdays 2 and 9, as well as Sundays 3 and 10, of January 2021, the curfew will be from 12:00 noon to 5:00 am
4. It is established that employees or contractors of restaurants, pharmacies or grocery stores that provide home delivery services of cooked, raw food or medicines, will have permission to circulate until 11:00 pm, exclusively during the exercise of their work functions.
5. It is established that from January 1, 2021, bars, restaurants and grocery stores will not be able to receive customers who consume at their facilities until January 10.
6. During curfew hours, the following people will be allowed to circulate:
a) People dedicated to health services, such as doctors, nurses, bioanalysts, paramedical personnel and pharmaceutical personnel.
b) People with a medical emergency who need to go to a health center or pharmacy.
c) Duly identified persons engaged in private security tasks.
d) Members of the press and other duly accredited media.
e) Vehicle operators and technicians of companies and institutions that provide energy, water, telecommunications and solid waste collection services duly identified, exclusively during the exercise of their work functions.
f) Vehicle operators dedicated to the urban and interurban distribution of goods, supplies and fuel duly identified exclusively during the exercise of their work functions.
g) People who work in the industry and commerce of food and medical and pharmaceutical products and are in transit to and from their workplaces, provided that they carry identification of a company authorized by the High Level Commission for the Prevention and Control of Coronavirus .
h) International passengers and operators of private or commercial vehicles that are transporting them, as well as employees of the maritime and air transport sector duly identified in transit to or from ports and airports.
i) Employees of companies that provide funeral services, exclusively during the exercise of their work functions.
j) Employees or contractors of the hotel, mining and free zone sectors, exclusively during the exercise of their work functions.
7. From January 1 to January 10, 2021, all open-air public spaces will be closed, such as parks, boardwalks, gyms and those dedicated to sports practices, only with the exception of professional tournaments without assistance of public.
8. It is established that the activities of the tourism sector will continue to be managed with a special protocol as before.
9. It is established that in the interval from January 1 to 10, 2021 the activities of the different churches or religious denominations cease.
In addition to these measures:
We will continue to increase the installed capacity of hospital beds and ICU beds. We will distribute kits in all hospitals in the country for the outpatient treatment of all mild patients; In addition, we will follow up until your full recovery.
Exactly. No vaccine produces immediate immunity to anyone especially one that is already infected.Most people are aware that a vaccine injection does not give one immediate immunity. It takes 10 - 14 days to kick in. If Jane is exposed to Covid on Monday and gets a vaccine on Wednesday, Jane could very well be sick with Covid on Saturday or Sunday. The initial reaction would be to blame the vaccine for making Jane sick but that is not how it works. Jane got sick from being infected by another person before the vaccine had a chance to prep her immune system sufficiently to fight off the virus.
the vaccine doesn't give immunity, it lessens symptoms (allegedly)Exactly. No vaccine produces immediate immunity to anyone especially one that is already infected.
As regards side effects it depends on what one considers "serious". A rash or a short term reaction is not serious.
The trials never included hyper allergic sensitive people.
No way to include all kinds of pre existing conditions or the trials would be endless.
DR could take a lesson in distribution from the US on what not to do.
One would think delivery and injection would be simple and quick since it is yearly with the influenza vaccine.
So much for thinking.
Distribution of the vaccine is so far in the US going the way of the early testing, a complete flop.
Lets hope the newer mutated Coronavirus that is more infectious does not show up in the DR.
Missed, supposedly, sorry for that.
My understanding is that the "escaped" theory was spread by conspiracy theorist to blame China as purposefully releasing the Coronavirus on the world without a shred of evidence. It was never believed by reputable experts.
There are 7 BSL level 4 containment labs in Europe, three in Canada and seven in the US.
Designers of the labs built in multiple overlapping safety precautions such that a leak is as close to impossible you can get.
There has never been a leak.
There is a need to study bio hazard agents.
The worldwide devastation caused by a simple Coronavirus will not be lost on terrorists.
Far cheaper and easier to develop and deliver a bio hazard than any bomb with the added advantage of bio weapons only kill the enemy and all the infrastructure is fine.
That's totally mental. They did close grocery stores for a while in Ecuador back in the spring when they were having high numbers; other than that, geez, I even remember seeing vlogs from Wuhan were people where going to the grocery store. I suppose they expect people to have their groceries delivered?I'm baffled at the thought that they can just close grocery stores. Isn't that an essential service?? Is feeding yourself not essential? How can they just replace grocery shopping with take out?