Santo Domingo. – President Luis Abinader said that the Government has decided to maintain the measures in force in the current state of emergency, including the curfew, which begins at 7:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. in Greater Santo Domingo and some other provinces.
The president said that it was decided to maintain the current measures because the contagion of the disease has decreased in recent days, and emphasized that all necessary measures will be taken to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
“And that’s why in this balance, between health first and also the different activities, as the contagion curve has already been decreasing … we decided to keep it that way,” he said at a press conference at the National Palace.
In that sense, he rejected the need to tighten the measures as suggested by some organizations.
He expressed that he decided to increase the incentives to the police and military who are on the streets by 10 percent, as well as their diet.
Also, he added, the number of those agents who work so that citizens respect the measures were increased.
Decree 266-20 that is in force establishes a restriction of movement from Monday to Friday from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays from 5:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. tomorrow in the National District, Santo Domingo, Santiago, and 12 other jurisdictions.
On the other hand, in the other provinces, which can be seen here, it starts at 8:00 at night and ends at 5:00 in the morning.