Politics, politics, politics


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Feb 20, 2019

Politics has prevailed and Dominicans have been left up to themselves to decide how much risk they want to take. The Ministry of Public Health is no longer applying controls, despite declaring a Pandemic State. Resolution 0018 to the effect has not been shared online.

A statement from the Ministry of Public Health on its website reads social, economic and recreational activities are banned after 8pm. In practice, there are now practically no limitations to nightlife in the final days leading to the 5 July presidential and congressional elections.

Public Health Minister Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas in the Thursday, 2 July press briefing, confirmed the government is not restricting restaurant opening hours, “for the time being.” He urged patrons keep 1.5 meter distances and said restaurants need to meet new guidelines for operation. He said the idea is that colmados and...
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