Filter for Dominican Republic Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-07-14 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Dominican Republic Inspires Travelers Through Its New Virtual Country Platform
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2020-07-14 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
police and military authorities "to act accordingly in order to deepen the elimination and control of the agglomerations that are occurring in establishments, especially on weekends."
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2020-07-14 In Socio-economic measures: Military deployment
police and military authorities "to act accordingly in order to deepen the elimination and control of the agglomerations that are occurring in establishments, especially on weekends."
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2020-07-14 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
begin the closing of businesses in which crowds are occurring and in violation of the coronavirus prevention protocols (COVID-19).
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2020-07-08 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Ministry of Health will inspect compliance protocols in open establishments, including grocery stores, supermarkets and restaurants, to guarantee compliance with the coronavirus protocols (COVID-19). "Many of these establishments will be closed if they do not keep due respect for the indicated protocols
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2020-07-01 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
On July 1, the Government ordered the reopening of airports and tourist and hotel activities, after almost four months of inactivity due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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2020-07-01 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Personnel from the Specialized Airport Security Corps, the Ministry of Public Health, Aerodom, and the Tourist Police work in the application and surveillance of the cameras and established controls.
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2020-07-01 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Dominican Republic reopens airports without restrictions to countries
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2020-07-01 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
The Ministry of Public Health issued a resolution declaring the state of an epidemic at the national level, a measure that replaces the state of emergency that expires on July 1
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2020-07-01 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
thermal body cameras that detect travelers’ body temperatures have been established at the entrance of the facilities.
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2020-07-01 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
President Danilo Medina lifts state of emergency, through decree 237-20
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2020-07-01 Out Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Dominican Republic reopens airports without restrictions to countries
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2020-07-01 Out Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
On July 1, the Government ordered the reopening of airports and tourist and hotel activities, after almost four months of inactivity due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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2020-06-30 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
primary, secondary, university, technical-labor education and any other subsystem must continue to be taught virtually to avoid concentration of people and possible infections.
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2020-06-30 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Avoid high-traffic places such as cinemas, parks, shopping malls, gyms, among others.
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2020-06-30 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
commercial, cultural, artistic, and sporting events in stadiums, sports palaces, arenas, galleras and similar places are prohibited. Failure to comply with the measures provided by said resolution may result in fines or temporary closure of establishments
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2020-06-30 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
the opening of casinos, bars and discos prohibited. Failure to comply with the measures provided by said resolution may result in fines or temporary closure of establishments
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2020-06-30 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
The suspension of economic, social and recreational activities is provided from 8:00 pm to 5:00 am every day of the week, with the exception of some, he said. Failure to comply with the measures provided by said resolution may result in fines or temporary closure of establishments
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2020-06-30 Out Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
The state of emergency imposed by the authorities to face the coronavirus pandemic in the country expires on Tuesday 30, and the Legislative Branch did not request a sixth extension.
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2020-06-30 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Religious services can always be carried out respecting physical distancing protocols, the use of a mask and other protection measures, explained the minister.
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2020-06-30 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
activities of training and physical preparation of athletes, gyms and the practice of sports whose rules allow physical distance, he said that "they must be carried out in compliance with the established protocols and in accordance with the guidelines of the Ministry of Sports."
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2020-06-30 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
business and commercial sectors, he explained that the operations will be subject to the general and sectoral protocols established by the High-Level Commission for the Control and Prevention of Coronavirus and the regulations of the Ministry of Public Health.
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2020-06-29 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Mandatory use of masks
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2020-06-28 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
COVID-19 assistance to be provided by Govt right up to elections in Aug
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2020-06-27 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
The current curfew that takes place from 8:00 at night to 5:00 in the morning, every day, ends on Saturday 27
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2020-06-25 In Public health measures: Mass population testing
Government will start intervention to combat COVID-19 in Haina tomorrow, with home visits, tests and distribution of masks
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2020-06-23 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The Dr. Defilló National Laboratory has set up an appointment system that will allow citizens to request and carry out polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests to detect COVID-19, more quickly and efficiently .
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2020-06-23 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
trucks are being enabled ready to take additional tests, as long as they arrive with the pre-established indications, so that the number of shots per hour is much higher.
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2020-06-22 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Minister of Health announces sanctions with fines of one to ten minimum wages for not wearing face masks in public spaces
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2020-06-14 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Extension of the state of emergency until the 30th of June, included.
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2020-06-14 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Extension of the overnight curfew, in place from 20:00 to 05:00, until Saturday, June 27.
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2020-06-02 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Authorization to churches to open their doors, only on Sundays, with a reduced percentage of people.
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2020-06-02 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Microenterprises of between 1 and 10 employees, will be able to work with all of their collaborators. On the other hand, small companies, which have between 11 and 50 employees, will be able to incorporate 75% of their workers, while medium and large companies will be able to work with 50% of the staff.
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2020-06-02 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Extension of the curfew throughout the country until June 13, Monday through Saturday from 7 PM to 5 AM, and on Sundays from 5 PM to 5 AM.
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2020-06-02 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Buses and minibuses of the intercity transport re-start operations, using a maximum of 60% of the seats, always with distance between passengers and following the corresponding protocols.
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2020-06-01 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Aurora MSP is a robot powered and updated by more than 200 professionals authorized by the Ministry of Public Health, available through Whatsapp, Telegram and Facebook. The platform is available to citizens and institutions for orientation services, consultations and assistance via telemedicine on COVID-19.
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2020-05-31 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Extension to the nationwide state of emergency until Saturday, June 13
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2020-05-25 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
The opening of stores in shopping centres is authorised in strict compliance with general and sectoral protocols, which include hygiene and distance measures. In addition, a maximum number of workers is permitted at all time.
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2020-05-20 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Differentiated timetables instaured: at 7 AM the supermarkets, pharmacies, construction sector, industry and processing companies, including the export processing zones, will begin to operate. Similarly, mining and quarrying, agricultural and agro-industrial activity and activity in ports and airports will begin at that time, which will continue to receive only cargo transport and ferry flights. At 8 AM public sector employees will start working and at 9 AM other businesses will start operating, such as hardware stores, vehicle dealers, workshops, financial sector, furniture and appliances stores, textile and clothing stores, in addition to the service sector.
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2020-05-20 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
State public transportation will begin to operate: Santo Domingo Metro, Santo Domingo Cable Car and Metropolitan Office of Bus Services (OMSA), from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. They will operate at approximately 30% of their capacity and the use of masks will be mandatory at all times.
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2020-05-18 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Curfew hours changed to 7pm to 6am from Monday to Saturday, 5pm to 5am on Sundays. In effect until 1st of June.
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2020-05-17 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Micro-enterprises, which may have up to 10 employees, may have up to 5 employees or no more than 50% of the staff working. In small businesses, which are those between 10 and 50, a minimum of 10 people may work and no more than 50% of the staff may work. Medium and large companies must operate with a maximum of 25% of the staff in the first phase. The public sector will also begin to work with 50% of the personnel, with the incumbents being authorized to increase that percentage if the need increases.
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2020-05-17 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Extension of all the household support schemes for a further month.
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2020-05-17 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Creation of the new "Pa’ Ti" programme, which is aimed at workers who earn a living for their families in independent businesses and who have not been able to work because of the social distancing measures imposed by the pandemic. They will be provided with a temporary monthly transfer of 5,000 pesos to their bank accounts.
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2020-05-15 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Extension of the state of emergency until the 1st of June.
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2020-05-05 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Extension of quarantine measure on Puerto Plata.
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2020-05-01 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
National curfew from 5pm to 6am extended until the 17th of May.
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2020-04-30 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Extension of the state of emergency until the 17th of May.
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2020-04-28 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Economic support to the agricultural sector and vegetable producers.
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2020-04-28 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Recommendation for elderly people to remain at home and implement home-office work.
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2020-04-28 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Limits the movement, transfer, transit and circulation of persons for a period of 7 days, subject to review.
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2020-04-28 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Additional measures and restrictions on movement have been imposed in the municipality of Puerto Plata for 7 days.
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2020-04-27 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Increased rapid test capabilities administered by the Provincial Health Directorate
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2020-04-27 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
24-hour opening of the entire network of primary care services, provision of hospitalisation and intensive care beds.
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2020-04-24 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Extension of the national state of emergency until the 17th of May.
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2020-04-22 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Reception of 6 testing kits and 40 ambulances.
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2020-04-21 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Economic support to chicken, milk, cheese and vegetable producers.
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2020-04-20 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Economic bonus to doctors that are in direct contact with Covid-19 patients.
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2020-04-19 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Extension of border closures until the 30th of April.
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2020-04-14 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
National curfew from 5pm to 6am extended until the 30th of April.
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2020-04-14 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Extension of the national state of emergency until the 30th of April.
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2020-04-13 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Public transport between provinces is allowed again.
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2020-04-13 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Economic and financial measures to reduce taxes and interest rates to be paid by households and companies.
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2020-04-13 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Prisoners to be systematically tested and quarantined if tested positive.
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2020-04-04 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
All travels over municipal and provincial borders is prohibited.
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2020-04-03 In Movement restrictions: Checkpoints within the country
Police and military establishes checkpoints to limit inter-provincial travels.
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2020-04-03 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Systematically wear face masks in public, avoid gatherings and maintain social distancing and hygiene measures.
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2020-04-03 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Activation of provincial centres for prevention, mitigation and response (Comités Provinciales de Prevención, Mitigación y Respuesta).
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2020-04-03 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Public transports are suspended between provinces.
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2020-03-27 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Change to curfew time: new curfew between the hours of 5pm and 6am (local time)
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2020-03-27 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Spreading of disinfectant in public spaces, starting with San Francisco de Macorís, the national district and the province of Santo Domingo.
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2020-03-26 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
The local authorities of El Seibo and San José de Ocoa have closed the provinces’ borders.
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2020-03-23 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Social gatherings are prohibited in grocery stores (colmados),including the consumption of alcoholic beverages on their premises.
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2020-03-23 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
When leaving domiciles, only one member of the family should do so and keep to social distancing standards (2 metres away from any other person).
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2020-03-23 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Requested that celebrations are postponed, such as: wedding or birthdays and apply hygiene measures when leave their home, washing their hands, clothing and shoes upon returning home.
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2020-03-20 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Evening curfew implemented from 20 March until 3 April between the hours of 8pm and 6am. Applies to all persons in the country, except those with specific exemptions.
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2020-03-19 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Individuals to limit their own movements to essential travel only
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2020-03-19 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Air, land and sea borders closed until 18 April.
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2020-03-19 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
All schools and universities suspended.
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2020-03-19 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Suspension of all events, including international and national events, sports fixtures, bars, nightclubs and cultural events. Non-essential commercial activities suspended. Restaurants to only offer takeaway and delivery services.
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2020-03-19 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
National state of emergency
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2020-03-16 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
To and from Europe, UK, China, South Korea and Iran
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2020-03-15 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
From Milan.
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2020-03-14 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
14 days quarantine for all visitors who have been or transited through Spain, France, Italy and China during the previous two weeks
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2020-02-29 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
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