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The Medina administration has submitted a bill asking the Senate to add another 25 days to the National State of Emergency. While some argue this is necessary to continue to impose the curfew, with shutdown from 7pm to 5am, others say the government can still take needed actions without the declaration. Journalists have disclosed millions in procurement as government entities take advantage of the lax rules for buying in an emergency. The National State of Emergency ends on 1 June 2020.
In. the press briefing on 27 May 2020, Public Health Minister Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas in favor of the extension. He said that the curfew and National State of Emergency need to continue because Covid-19 is not over in the Dominican Republic.
The bill will first be discussed in the PLD-majority Senate. It is expected to be approved. Then it passes to the Chamber of...
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