Epidemiology director says: Positivity rate needs to drop under 5% for in-person learning to resume

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The director of Epidemiology at the Ministry of Public Health, Dr. Ronald Skewes conditioned returning to a version of in-person learning at schools nationwide to when the Covid-19 positivity rate drops to under 5%. Today the positivity rate hovers around 10%. Dr. Skewes said that for weeks the rate had been gradually descending, but now it has plateaued to around 10-11%. In the Dominican Republic, the Ministry of Public Health and the Ministry of Education authorized only distance learning programs for the 2020-2021 school year.



Dr. Skewes is also against reducing the present Covid-19 preventive measures, including curfew during the Christmas holidays. He warns Dominicans should not let down their guard and continue to wear facial masks, keep physical distancing and wash hands when meeting friends and family.



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CristoRey

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The impact of this decision will have a very long lasting (negative) impact on these children's (handicapped) future. I'm guessing Dr. Skewes children are getting their educations in private?
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I agree with the 5 percent but the problem is there are areas where it is already lower than that and hot spots that are much higher.
 

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Meanwhile all those drunk idiots can show up in the tourist areas & hosts pool-parties every weekends (!!!)