It’s simple: Decree 698-20 tells people to stay home for Christmas


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Feb 20, 2019

The Abinader government has had to do a lot of explaining. Decree 698-20 on the toughening of restrictions to avoid the spread of Covid-19 virus is confusing. When Vice President Raquel Peña presented it on Tuesday, 15 December 2020 at the Presidential Palace, no questions by journalists were allowed

Communications director of the Presidency Milagros Germán on 17 December 2020 tried to better explain the new Decree 698-20 and its new restrictions to mobility during the Christmas and New Year holiday season.

The National District and the provinces of Santo Domingo, Santiago, Duarte (San Francisco de Macorís), La Vega and Puerto Plata are now under an extended curfew. This is everyday from 7pm to 5am. The rest of the country continues under the previous curfew of 9pm to 5am on weekdays and 7pm to 5am on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.


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