Government does not request another state of emergency and removes curfew

The Dominican Government informed that it will not request from the National Congress the extension of the current state of emergency, which expires on Monday, October 11.

This Wednesday was the deadline for requesting a new extension of the state of emergency, which expires this Monday, October 11.

The information was offered by the legal consultant of the Executive Power, Antoliano Peralta, who indicated that alternative measures will be taken in virtue of what is established by the World Health Organization, taking into account the progress that the National Vaccination Plan has had in the country.

“Consequently, since the adoption of the measures to be taken does not require the validity of a state of emergency, the Government has decided not to request again the authorization to maintain such state of exception,” said Antoliano Peralta in a press conference at the National Palace.

He indicated that the lifting of the State of Emergency brings with it the elimination of the curfew and the restrictions to the freedom of transit, association and assembly in the national territory.

He advanced that this same week the new measures will be announced, as well as the legal framework under which they will be adopted to stop the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The appropriate use of masks and physical distancing protocols will be maintained,” said the official. He also indicated that efforts to vaccinate the Dominican population will continue.

The Dominican Republic has been living under a state of emergency and different modalities of curfew since July 20, 2020.

Only the National District and the provinces of La Altagracia and Pedernales remained without curfew, due to their rates of more than 70% of vaccinated people.

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