President requests to extend the National State of Emergency

With the argument that the National State of Emergency declaration is necessary to keep the curfew, President Luis Abinader has asked Congress for a 45-day extension. The National State of Emergency has practically been in effect since mid March. Abinader sent the request to the Chamber of Deputies on Friday, 8 October 2020

The Presidency says that the measures adopted under the state of emergency have allowed the country to contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus. The Presidency argues it is still necessary to keep some of these to ensure an orderly reopening.

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12 October 2020