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All tourist hotels staff receive the first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine

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A 100% of the staff of tourist hotels in the Dominican Republic have already been vaccinated with the first antiCOVID-19 and 53% got the second one.

Similarly, in the restaurants belonging to the Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Dominican Republic (Asonahores), 100% received the first dose and 63% the second.

The information comes from Andrés Marranzini, executive vice president of the hoteliers’ entity, after leaving a meeting of leaders of that sector with President Luis Abinader.

The representative of tourism entrepreneurs said that workers are motivated to get the vaccine and the process is taking place quickly, although, according to him, there are exceptions of people who do not want to be vaccinated.

In the meeting between the government and the hotel sector, a balance was passed to resolution DJ-014, issued by the Ministry of Tourism (Mitur), as a result of the new curfew, something that is done every time measures are taken, Marranzini said.

On behalf of the Government, the Minister of Tourism, David Collado, and Samuel Pereyra, administrator of the Reserve Bank, also attended the meeting.

The Mitur resolution establishes, among other points, that hotels and tourist transport must operate with 70% of their capacity.

Also, between the current days of the new curfew, the tourist restaurants of La Altagracia and La Romana, must accept 50% of the people.

Tourism, which has been one of the lines most affected by the blows of the pandemic, had been gradually rebounding in the first months of this year.

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