Public Health Minister recovers, economist Lucas Vicens dies of Covid-19, investigative journalist Edith Febles tests positive


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Feb 20, 2019

Epidemiologist Carlos Felix Cuello says that the Ministry of Public Health authorities remarks when publishing the Covid-19 Epidemiological Bulletins are misleading the population to believe the disease is waning in the Dominican Republic. The positivity has been steadily declining and there have been days when it has dropped below 10%. Health Minister Plutarco Arias had said he would consider reopening schools when it dropped below 10%.

The authorities have said the disease is under control. Dr. Cuello says this has lead the population to lose its fear of the disease and return to normal activities. Weddings and social gatherings are on the rise. People gatherings at restaurants are almost back to normal.

Dr. Cuello expressed concern that the Ministry of Public Health had committed to carry out 7,000 PCR tests a day, as reported in Hoy. The statistics indicate that on...

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