Filter for Dominica Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-08-15 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
The Government announced that the borders will be opened to international travel on August 15
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2020-07-15 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
returning nationals on July 15
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2020-07-06 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved US$16.4 million in additional financing for Dominica to support ongoing projects in the areas of agriculture and infrastructure for climate resilience and economic recovery from COVID-19 impacts.
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2020-07-06 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved US$16.4 million in additional financing for Dominica to support ongoing projects in the areas of agriculture and infrastructure for climate resilience and economic recovery from COVID-19 impacts.
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2020-07-03 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Dominicans encouraged to support beleaguered tourism industry by taking Staycations
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2020-07-03 In Public health measures: Testing policy
rapid testing will be done on visitors and nationals entering Dominica once the borders are opened.
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2020-07-01 Out Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
continued adherence to hand hygiene and the wearing of masks also applies to all businesses which were previously allowed to open, as well as churches.
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2020-07-01 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
all curfew restrictions are lifted, physically distancing will now be 3ft."
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2020-07-01 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
churches and places of worship open but with a maximum of 250 persons
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2020-07-01 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Sporting activities have also been allowed to resume, allowing for spectators.
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2020-07-01 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
public and entertainment events open with a max of 250 people
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2020-07-01 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Visits to hospitals and nursing homes are limited to one person at any one time
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2020-07-01 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Day Care Centres are allowed to be reopened
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2020-07-01 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Borders remain closed, whereas key economic sectors are reopening
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2020-06-30 Out Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
the Commonwealth of Dominica lifted its state of emergency.
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2020-06-26 Out Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
the World Bank announced that it will provide Dominica with an additional US$3 million financing. With a 40-year maturity and a 10-year grace period, this replenishes the island’s funds for COVID-19-related measures.
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2020-06-25 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
LIAT‘s commercial passenger services will remain suspended until 15th July 2020, due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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2020-06-15 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
current curfew will be changed to the hours of 10pm to 5am from Monday 15th June 2020.
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2020-06-15 Out Public health measures: Mass population testing
high risk groups such as cashiers, bus drivers, and those at nursing homes and prisons are being scheduled for testing.
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2020-06-09 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Magistrates’ Court now fully functional
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2020-06-05 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
previously closed businesses are now allowed to open by adhering to strict guidelines
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2020-06-02 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Public urged to pay equal attention to COVID-19 and hurricane season
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2020-05-30 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Places of worship in Dominica allowed to open from May 30 with certain restrictions
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2020-05-30 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
All congregants in churches should wear a face mask or face covering upon entering the facility.
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2020-05-25 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
As of 25th May, opening hours of business will be Monday to Friday up to 6:00 pm, Saturdays up to 3:00 pm.
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2020-05-25 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
opening hours of business will be Monday to Friday up to 6:00 pm, Saturdays up to 3:00 pm.
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2020-05-18 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Income support, tax reduction, loans among relief measures announced
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2020-05-12 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Ministry of Health also advises that the Emergency Powers Act Order 2020 regarding the curfew to be extended for two weeks from 12th of May 2020 as follows: complete lockdown between the hours of 7 pm and 5 am Mondays to Friday, complete lockdown from 6 pm on Saturday to 5 am on Monday
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2020-05-12 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Emergency Powers Act Order 2020, which governs the curfew put in place due to Covid-19, will be extended for two weeks.
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2020-05-05 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Survey to determine extent of COVID-19 infection in Dominica begins next week
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2020-04-30 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
PAHO Director calls for continued immunization to avoid risk of other outbreaks during COVID-19 pandemic
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2020-04-27 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
the lifting of some restrictions under Emergency Powers SRO; opening of some businesses
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2020-04-27 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
lifting the ban on liquor licenses but you cannot go in what we call the rum shops and socialize there and drink there," the prime minister warned. "If you have to buy liquor or alcoholic beverages, you have to purchase them and go to your homes with them. You will not be able to consume it at the point of purchase."
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2020-04-27 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Bus drivers or their conductors, will be required to sanitize the hands of passengers before they enter the buses. The compulsory wearing of face masks and cloth shields and the practice of respiratory etiquette will be required at all times and windows should be kept open as much as possible.
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2020-04-27 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Bus drivers or their conductors, will be required to sanitize the hands of passengers before they enter the buses. The compulsory wearing of face masks and cloth shields and the practice of respiratory etiquette will be required at all times and windows should be kept open as much as possible.
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2020-04-26 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Dominica Red Cross launches Psychosocial Support Line
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2020-04-23 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Dominica to implement $65 million World Bank-funded food base restoration programme
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2020-04-20 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
PM Skerrit admonishes public not to discriminate against those with COVID-19
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2020-04-20 In Public health measures: Mass population testing
implementing of community-level testing through random selections of asymptomatic cases.
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2020-04-20 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
National Bank of Dominica (NBD), a moratorium on principal and interest repayment for all interested loan customers for a period of six months. Business customers are encouraged to talk to the bank regarding cash flow support or other financial needs; waiver on late fees
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2020-04-17 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
encourage the population to consume more local products
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2020-04-15 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
National Co-operative Credit Union (NCCU) Limited has formalized a specific package of relief: A three (3) months deferment on loan payments, that is, principal and interest. (Conditions apply)
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2020-04-14 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
UWI Open Campus develops COVID-19 website
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2020-04-14 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Minister for Education, Human Resource Planning, Vocational Training and National Excellence has put various measures in place to assist students who have had to stay at home because of Covid-19.
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2020-04-13 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
A state of emergency has been extended to Tuesday, June 30
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2020-04-13 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
extension of nationwide nightly curfew to May 11 (between 18:00 - 06:00 with a total lockdown is in place over the weekends between 18:00 on Fridays and 06:00 on Mondays) . These measures are set to continue until Monday, May 11.
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2020-04-13 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Douglas-Charles Airport (DOM), Canefield Airport (DCF), and seaports remain closed to all passengers.
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2020-04-13 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Douglas-Charles Airport (DOM), Canefield Airport (DCF), and seaports remain closed to all passengers.
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2020-04-11 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) releases a four-part series on how the island has dealt with pandemics in the past.
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2020-04-10 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
In April, the World Bank assisted Dominica with US$6.6 million to strengthen its response to the pandemic.
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2020-04-09 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
extend the State of Emergency to 3 months and the curfew order by an additional 21 days
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2020-04-09 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
extend the State of Emergency to 3 months and the curfew order by an additional 21 days
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2020-04-08 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Dominicans warned to follow official health guidelines or face total shutdown
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2020-04-08 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Dominica and 60 other countries are set to benefit from a US$6 million grant that will go towards the purchasing of test kits to fight the spread of COVID-19.
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2020-04-07 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
In order to effectively assess the situation, CARICOM has launched a COVID-19 Food Security and Livelihoods Impact Survey
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2020-04-07 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
launching an initiative to facilitate the sale and purchase of fresh produce and other local products in a safe environment online
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2020-04-07 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Clients asked to cooperate in facilitating contact-tracing process in Dominica
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2020-04-06 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
visits suspended indefinitely
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2020-04-04 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Leeward Island Air Transport reported Friday that it is suspending all passenger services for the next fourteen days due to the impact of COVID-19.
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2020-04-04 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Dominica Cancer Society advises cancer patients to be extremely careful
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2020-04-02 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Deadline extended for filing of income tax returns in Dominica
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2020-04-01 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Republic Bank extends safety net
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2020-04-01 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
COVID-19 task force
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2020-04-01 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Wi-Fi networks have been established in fifty-six (56) primary schools and thirteen (13) secondary Schools in keeping with the terms and agreement of the Digicel contract. The bandwidth in schools in communities that do not currently have access to broadband connectivity will be increased above the stipulated range.
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2020-04-01 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
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2020-04-01 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
6:00 p.m. on Friday to 6:00 a.m. on Monday, there will be a total lockdown and only essential workers as defined in paragraph 4(3) of the Emergency Powers Statutory Rules and Order or those who have written authorisation from the Commissioner of Police.
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2020-04-01 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
A curfew is now in effect from 6pm to 6am on weekdays, with a total lockdown on weekends, until the 20th of April, 2020
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2020-03-31 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
essential businesses allowed to open, busses to have one passenger per row, liquour licenses suspended to prevent gatherings
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2020-03-31 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
large gatherings of people have been observed at various "rum shops, " suspending liquor licenses across the country
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2020-03-30 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
national contact tracing and sampling committee
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2020-03-28 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
2-day curfew from 22:00 March 28 to 8:00 March 31
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2020-03-27 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
all public officials except for essential workers expected to work from home
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2020-03-26 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Commonwealth of Dominica shall suspend all commercial air and sea access to all non-Dominicans effective Thursday the 26th day of March 2020 and to all travellers, including Dominican citizens and residents Saturday, the 28th of March 2020, This order relates to all commercial aircraft as well as non-essential, service-oriented, pleasure craft,
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2020-03-26 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
a medical brigade from Cuba consisting of 25 nurses, 5 doctors and four lab technicians will arrive this Thursday to assist with the direct management of COVID-19.
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2020-03-25 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
All individuals identified during contact tracing will be tested and placed under quarantine
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2020-03-25 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
The public is further advised to inform health officials in their districts of anyone not adhering to quarantine measures. Health officials can be contacted at 448-2151, 448-2156, 448-2153, 611-4325 and toll-free at 1-800-219.
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2020-03-23 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Dominica puts food security committee in place
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2020-03-20 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Standpipes being installed in Roseau to facilitate hand washing in view of coronavirus
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2020-03-16 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Government appoints national coordinator for Coronavirus pandemic
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2020-03-15 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
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2020-03-13 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
The Opposition United Workers Party (UWP) has formed a COVID-19 committee to educate the public on preventative measures in light of the coronavirus contagion.
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2020-03-06 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
a separate entrance screening for suspected coronavirus (COVID-19) cases has been put in place at the Dominca-China Friendship Hospital.
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2020-03-06 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
The prime minister also called on the Dominican public to cease from spreading fake news as it relates to the Coronavirus.
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2020-03-05 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Advanced Passenger Information System or API has been put in place at all ports of entry in Dominica. This system is a precautionary measure used to obtain information of all passengers. He stated if anyone comes from a "hotspot" country known to have cases of the virus, they will be interviewed and arranged to be home quarantined by health officers as soon as they enter Dominica.
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2020-03-03 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
CARICOM approves regional protocol to deal with COVID-19 virus
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2020-02-15 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Health practitioners have undergone training on how to prepare for the advent of the deadly coronavirus in Dominica. A two-day training began Thursday at the Dominica-China Friendship Hospital Laboratory.
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2020-02-11 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
prepared laboratory to be only one in carribean capable of testing for virus
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2020-01-29 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
ongoing training to provide updated and standard case definitions to all relevant stakeholders.Also, in place is the development and dissemination of reporting tools to healthcare providers during the preparation phase, including the development of a database.
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2020-01-29 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
the government of Dominica has sent funds to students studying in Wuhan city China – ground zero for the novel Coronavirus pandemic.
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2020-01-24 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
The Ministry wishes to advise the public to exercise the usual precautionary measures for prevention of the FLU Virus as we remain in the flu season, these include proper hand washing, use of protected personal equipment (PPE), and exercising proper respiratory etiquette
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