Still a long way to go, but spread of Covid-19 slows in the Dominican Republic

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Medical authorities say there is a slight but clear trend for less Covid-19 cases in the country. Nevertheless, Public Health Minister Plutarco Arias says it is up to President Luis Abinader to decide when to reduce or eliminate the curfew. He said that for now there is an increase in patrols to discourage gatherings and enforce the curfew. The patrols are distributing face masks to those who do not have them. The use of masks in public places is mandatory in the Dominican Republic.



Dr. Arias made the remarks during the Tuesday, 15 September press conference on Covid-19. He said that most cases are traced to friends’ meetings at the “colmadones,” the street bars where people take off their face masks for a drink and chat with friends.



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Caonabo

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The curfew is a success in making more families dependent upon government subsidies, and handouts from others.
For those accustomed to these measures, there is no cross to bear.
For those with pride, and want to provide..... #NoMásToqueDeQueda.
 

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The curfew is a success in making more families dependent upon government subsidies, and handouts from others.
For those accustomed to these measures, there is no cross to bear.
For those with pride, and want to provide..... #NoMásToqueDeQueda.
So the curfew is over tomorrow...does that mean there is job for that poor man considering only 10 % of tourism is back..
Curfew ain’t stopping work!! Covid is , big difference...stopping curfew will not help jobs! Curtailing covid to bring back tourism will...
 

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So the curfew is over tomorrow...does that mean there is job for that poor man considering only 10 % of tourism is back..
Curfew ain’t stopping work!! Covid is , big difference...stopping curfew will not help jobs! Curtailing covid to bring back tourism will...
The longer it takes to reopen the longer it will take to get back to normal levels of tourism. Plus tell the restaurants where their main meal of the day was Diner. I already heard Saga, one of my favorites in Santiago, will not be re-opening plus the group including Noah and KGB have nor re-opened, maybe they will and maybe not. There are thousands that work in Dinner type restaurants. You that are feeling all safe and snug with everything locked down at night might need to start staying home all day as I would expect, and have heard of several examples, of violent daytime crimes taking place lately both on the north shore as well as Santiago.
More people die from many other causes here in the D.R. Yes, not all are contagious but let the old/sick etc. quarantine themselves and let people get back to work not to mention the poor kids who already deal with a sub par school system losing on their opportunities or the exceptional ones that do find their way out of poverty with a career even if the minors with baseball.,
 

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The longer it takes to reopen the longer it will take to get back to normal levels of tourism. Plus tell the restaurants where their main meal of the day was Diner. I already heard Saga, one of my favorites in Santiago, will not be re-opening plus the group including Noah and KGB have nor re-opened, maybe they will and maybe not. There are thousands that work in Dinner type restaurants. You that are feeling all safe and snug with everything locked down at night might need to start staying home all day as I would expect, and have heard of several examples, of violent daytime crimes taking place lately both on the north shore as well as Santiago.
More people die from many other causes here in the D.R. Yes, not all are contagious but let the old/sick etc. quarantine themselves and let people get back to work not to mention the poor kids who already deal with a sub par school system losing on their opportunities or the exceptional ones that do find their way out of poverty with a career even if the minors with baseball.,
I personally don’t think curfew Is for covid but help stop covid desperados... when your poor broke and hungry you do what it takes to survive..everywhere everyone has had enough already...
 

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The curfew is a success in making more families dependent upon government subsidies, and handouts from others.
For those accustomed to these measures, there is no cross to bear.
For those with pride, and want to provide..... #NoMásToqueDeQueda.
Yes, there are a group that are getting 5000 pesos worth of food per month and before they were begging family and friends. They dont want the curfew to stop.
 

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So the curfew is over tomorrow...does that mean there is job for that poor man considering only 10 % of tourism is back..
Curfew ain’t stopping work!! Covid is , big difference...stopping curfew will not help jobs! Curtailing covid to bring back tourism will...
Yes it will help jobs big time. The whole is not dependent on tourism. It is important part of the economy but not the only driver.
 

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Yes it will help jobs big time. The whole is not dependent on tourism. It is important part of the economy but not the only driver.
It might help a few businesses mainly some restaurants ...but DR is more dependent on tourism then any other Latin America Country :( .... North Coast is in a Hurting place ...some dropping rentals for winter and still no takers... west jet just scrubbed all of October flights to POP :(
 

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Yes, there are a group that are getting 5000 pesos worth of food per month and before they were begging family and friends. They dont want the curfew to stop.
You are correct in that the amount is 5.000 per person. Not household.
One household with 6 adults will bring in 30.000
Not all too uncommon here within RD.
You are entitled as well.
In the early stages fine, to assist.
Not to remain a life long crutch.
#NoMásToqueDeQueda
 
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Caonabo

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So the curfew is over tomorrow...does that mean there is job for that poor man considering only 10 % of tourism is back..
Curfew ain’t stopping work!! Covid is , big difference...stopping curfew will not help jobs! Curtailing covid to bring back tourism will...
Perhaps not that particular man awaiting to return to a tourism related job, but perhaps that man or woman who happen to work in occupations past 7pm Monday-Friday, 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays, and those that are currently forced/limited to work in reduced % furloughed capacities.
I understand that the average foreigner/expatriate who sits comfortably in his recliner, fudging with his tablet, would not understand the plight of these average people.
It is very easy to tell persons how to live their own proper lives when your own economic situations are secured and guaranteed.
#NoMásToqueDeQueda
 

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It might help a few businesses mainly some restaurants ...but DR is more dependent on tourism then any other Latin America Country :( .... North Coast is in a Hurting place ...some dropping rentals for winter and still no takers... west jet just scrubbed all of October flights to POP :(
Tourism is less than 12 percent of Dominican GOP. The DR is a lot more than the north coast. Agriculture is the big driver here in Jarabacoa area. You seem to have very little idea how much shopping people would do I'd businesses were open to 9 pm. Having the school and universities closed really affects a lot of jobs as well. There are,a lot of spin off jobs created by our school.
 

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Tourism is less than 12 percent of Dominican GOP. The DR is a lot more than the north coast. Agriculture is the big driver here in Jarabacoa area. You seem to have very little idea how much shopping people would do I'd businesses were open to 9 pm. Having the school and universities closed really affects a lot of jobs as well. There are,a lot of spin off jobs created by our school.
Mr. Saunders, you are attempting to bring some light to those of the "Everything __________" crowd, who truly believe the world revolves around them, not the citizens of the nation that hosts them.
 

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The longer it takes to reopen the longer it will take to get back to normal levels of tourism.
This is patently false. Sorry. The country is already open to tourism and the incoming flights are still empty.

Try again.
 

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It might help a few businesses mainly some restaurants ...but DR is more dependent on tourism then any other Latin America Country :( .... North Coast is in a Hurting place ...some dropping rentals for winter and still no takers... west jet just scrubbed all of October flights to POP :(
Exactly and the only real jobs not available are tourism jobs which well, there are no tourists since nobody is traveling DUE TO COVID.
 

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This is patently false. Sorry. The country is already open to tourism and the incoming flights are still empty.

Try again.
Try again? Ok Gus the international flights are open HOWEVER to clarify for you, with a curfew that says tourists, as well as everyone else has to be in side at 5 on Sat and Sun and 7 other days then is it really open to people that want to come and enjoy a vacation?? Patently false, that is funny. How many hotels are open? I guess because, as you say incoming flights are open tourists can come here and then?????
I am guessing you are one of the many on this forum that doesn't live here OR you stay locked in most of the day/week and have no clue of the real life here in the D.R.
 

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Exactly and the only real jobs not available are tourism jobs which well, there are no tourists since nobody is traveling DUE TO COVID.

Once again you display your ignorance of this country thinking only tourist jobs, your quote, " the only real jobs not available are tourism jobs " are the jobs being effected. What incredible ignorance and with a pompous attitude on top of it. You are a joke.
 
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