Filter for Suriname Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-06-07 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
social packages (Sozanet) are distributed to socially needy and socially weak households who have registered with the COVID-19 Emergency Fund
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2020-06-02 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Closure of businesses
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2020-06-02 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
wear a face covering and to maintain social distancing when in public
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2020-06-02 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
total lockdown beginning Monday, June 2 which will last for two weeks. Everyone except for designated essential services workers is instructed to stay home during this period.
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2020-06-02 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Closure of schools
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2020-06-02 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Gatherings limited to 5 persons
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2020-06-02 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Curfew from 1800 to 0600
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2020-06-01 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
air traffic for passengers to and from the following villages will be stopped immediately: Stoelmans Island, Drietabbetje, Godoholo, Cottica, Lawa Tabiki, Antino, Anapaike, Oelemarie, Gaakaba and Albina
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2020-05-30 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Religious institutions are allowed to admit a maximum of 250 members to their buildings during worship
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2020-05-25 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
a special polling station was set up for the 183 voters in quarantine
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2020-05-22 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Airspace for domestic traffic will open on Friday 22 May 2020
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2020-05-21 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
The partial lockdown will be suspended on 24 and 25 May in order to facilitate voting during the election
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2020-05-21 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
the borders will remain closed
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2020-05-21 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
The head of state asks everyone to follow the COVID-19 related instructions at the polling stations
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2020-05-17 Out Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Visits in social institutions such as reception centers for juniors as well as those for senior citizens are not allowed to receive limited visitors
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2020-05-16 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Child benefit payments increased
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2020-05-16 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Social benefits for the retired and persons with disabilities increased
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2020-05-14 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Restaurant personnel to wear surgical masks
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2020-05-14 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Extension until further notice: Closure of recreational resorts
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2020-05-14 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
The central market allowed to reopen
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2020-05-14 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Companies are allowed to reopen without specifying types of companies, but the conditions they need to meet: not allowing entry to persons with symptoms; face-masks for personnel; clean and hygienic work space ensured; continuous disinfection of surfaces often touched; clear markings for social distancing; marking of furniture/interior places so they may not be moved; clearly visible rules
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2020-05-13 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Various tax measures: extensions of monthly tax credit limits; Granting an extension for income tax return; Agreeing a flexible payment schedule; Shift the HUBA to 15th June 2020; flexible postponing of taxpayers for companies; no charging of penality interest
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2020-05-13 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Various measures relating to workers: train workers for agricultural projects and for agricultural instructors; unemployment support for people lossing job due to COVID-19
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2020-05-11 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Village put under quarantine, with people not allowed to enter or leave
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2020-05-11 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Village quarantine lifted
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2020-05-10 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
Curfew times adapted to now be from 11 a.m. to 5 a.m
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2020-05-10 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Extension until further notice: ban on opening of catering companies, sports centers, religious organizations, entertainment venues
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2020-05-10 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Gatherings are now allowed with a maximum of 50 people, subject to compliance with order and hygiene measures
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2020-05-09 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Extension until 17th May: border closure and "lock-down" of border rivers
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2020-05-09 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Reminder to keep public health measures (wash hands, sneeze or cough in your arm cavity, as well as keep them 2 meters apart) up
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2020-05-09 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Extension: of closure of crèches
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2020-05-09 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Extension: public transport busses are not yet operating
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2020-05-09 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Extension until 25th May: of mandatory quarantine of all arriving persons for 14 days
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2020-05-08 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
National Public Health Response Team installed
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2020-05-02 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
In-person court cases uptaken again
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2020-04-30 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
Publishing of article on COVID-19 and stress with suggested approaches for individuals
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2020-04-30 In Socio-economic measures: Military deployment
As part of a civil-military border control efforts
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2020-04-30 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
As part of the national "drin dresi wakti siki" project, the government provides emergency aid packages to the villages within the area where a total lockdown applies.
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2020-04-29 In Movement restrictions: Checkpoints within the country
Additional checkpoints installed throughout the country
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2020-04-29 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Extension until 10th May: Suspension of river crossings Marowijne, Lawa and Tapanahony on borders
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2020-04-24 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Extension for two weeks: max 10 person gatherings
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2020-04-24 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Extension for two weeks: curfews from 8pm to 6am
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2020-04-24 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Extension for two weeks: Closure of all air, land and sea borders
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2020-04-24 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Extension for two weeks: closue of casinos and gambling sites
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2020-04-19 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Minimum distance of 1.5 meter in all public spaces
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2020-04-16 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Awareness rasising on the correct use of masks
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2020-04-16 In Movement restrictions: Border checks 
Increased border checks and monitoring at rivers and other water bodies, due to observed illegal border crossings prior
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2020-04-16 In Public health measures: General recommendations
If observing flue symptoms the recommendation by ministry is to stay at home
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2020-04-16 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Funds being made available for Surinamese stranded abroad who cannot repatriate because of the ban on incoming flights.
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2020-04-15 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
All updates on COVID-19 will be from now translated into Spanish as well
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2020-04-14 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Asssessment of hospitals capacities introduced as preparedness measure
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2020-04-10 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Extension for two weeks: closue of casinos and gambling sites
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2020-04-10 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Extension for two weeks: max 10 person gatherings
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2020-04-10 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Extension for two weeks: curfews from 8pm to 6am
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2020-04-08 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Government passed the COVID-19 Exceptional Condition Act that is in force for 3 months and may be extended for another 3 months; the Act supersedes all prior law
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2020-04-08 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
400 million SRD for health-related spending
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2020-04-08 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The Exceptional Condition Act converts all current government debt to the Central Bank to long-term debt and removes barriers to further monetary financing, removes the law on the public debt limit, allows the government to exceed the budget without having to inform the parliament
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2020-04-08 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The Exceptional Condition Act grants the government power to take any unused private land or building for use to address the crisis
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2020-04-06 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
All people returning from aborad will now be shifted to government quarantine facilities
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2020-04-06 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Extension of school closure, undefined period (exemption pre-schools and Kindergarten run by hospitals)
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2020-04-03 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Regulations on hygiene measures for grocery stores
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2020-04-02 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
At the end of 14 day quarantine a health check-up conducted to decide on next steps for person
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2020-04-02 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Residents returning to Suriname on future repatriation flights will be placed under 14-day quarantine upon arrival.
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2020-03-29 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
The authorities introduced a curfew between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. in effect until April 12. This measure is renewable.
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2020-03-28 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Gambling institutions and casinos to be closed
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2020-03-27 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Minimum distance from 1.5 to 2m expanded
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2020-03-27 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Max 10 person gatherings in public
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2020-03-26 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
People who are under quarantine after returning home are given an armband to identify them and ensure their compliance with the quarantine measure
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2020-03-23 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
To finance operations under the corona virus approach, there is a provisional corona budget of SRD 5 million
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2020-03-18 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
In-person court cases postponed
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2020-03-18 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Limited opening times for government services
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2020-03-16 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Closure of most schools
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2020-03-14 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
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2020-03-14 In Public health measures: General recommendations
To the population to avoid large gatherings
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2020-03-14 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Total closure of airspace: no more flights to and from Suriname;
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2020-03-14 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Closure of all air, land and sea borders
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2020-02-06 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Travellers from China and those with symptoms for 14 days or from risky areas
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