Boca Chica beach, the most popular beach that is near to Greater Santo Domingo, was packed by people not wearing masks on Sunday. It seemed as if people decided this was their last chance to go to the beach in summer before the more restrictive measures are put in place by the new government in its attempt to put the coronavirus under control.
Listin Diario reported on bottlenecks as people headed back to the capital city, with many people not making it in time to be home by 5pm. How many people were arrested for not making the curfew is unknown.
Diario Libre reports that the traffic jam also included thousands that were returning from beach outings to Punta Cana, La Romana and San Pedro de Macoris beaches (Juan Dolio and Guayacanes).
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10 August 2020