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Dominican government decrees new curfew schedule

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The government established a new curfew schedule for the entire country and reported that places, where 70% of the population has a second dose, will be taken into account for a lift.

The curfew is established in the national territory from Monday to Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays from 7:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m.

There will be free transit from Monday to Friday until midnight (12:00 a.m.) and on Saturdays and Sundays until 9:00 p.m., 2 additional hours every day.

The same exceptions are maintained for people and vehicles authorized to circulate during curfew hours.

It was established that both the National District and the provinces in which at least 70 percent of its population has received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, will be considered for the lifting of the curfew.

Regulation of public and private places

Massive activities and events that involve the agglomeration of people, regardless of the place in question, remain prohibited in the national territory.

People may use open spaces in the open air, such as parks and boardwalks, for activities that do not involve crowds and in compliance with current sanitary protocols.

Public and private establishments for public use, regardless of the type of activity they sponsor, may only receive people up to 50% of the total capacity of their facilities and in compliance with the health protocols issued by the corresponding authorities.

In addition to the above, the places of consumption of food and beverages may not receive more than six people per table, and the activities of the different churches and other religious denominations may only be held 3 times a week.

Likewise, the mandatory use of masks in public and private places for public use is confirmed and the other health measures and protocols are adopted by the corresponding authorities.

Sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages

The consumption of alcoholic beverages in public and private places of public use is prohibited in the national territory every day from 6:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m.

From 6:00 p.m. and until the curfew start time, commercial establishments may only sell alcoholic beverages if it is to take away or at home and in its original sealed container.

Validity, review, and lifting of the measures

All these measures will be in force until the corresponding authorities review them, always within the period authorized for the state of emergency.

Without prejudice to the maintenance or establishment of other measures that the competent authorities deem necessary, the foregoing is without prejudice.

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