Dominican Republic – Coronavirus Covid-19: Bulletin #112/8 July 2020

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The spread of Covid-19 in the Dominican Republic has been slowly rising in urban areas in the Dominican Republic. A government team carried out on Thursday, 9 July, some 400 rapid serum tests in Los Guaricanos, an area known to be a hotspot in northern Santo Domingo. The Ministry of Public Health and other Covid-19 specialists are recommending reverting to more restrictive mobility measures.



After the economy’s opening on 20 May 2020, there has been a gradual increase in the pace of new cases. The intense interaction of pre and post presidential election days is said to have caused a faster spread of the disease. Provinces, where there had been little Covid-19, reported outbreaks in May and June, as politicians feverishly campaigned in the final weeks leading to the 5 July presidential and congressional election on 5 July 2020.



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