The Senate of the Dominican Republic approved the resolution that authorizes President Luis Abinader to extend the state of emergency for 45 days throughout the national territory and continue to counter the spread of COVID-19.
The legislative initiative was approved unanimously by the full Senate. As of today, more than 1,613 people have died and a total of 92,557 have been infected with the virus.
On the request sent by President Abinader to the senators, he details that the World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization suggest physical distancing, as one of the most effective measures to avoid the spread of COVID-19, which is why it is necessary to continue implementing the curfew and the state of emergency.
“During the validity of this State of Exception, I will continue to report to the Bicameral Commission to follow up on the State of Emergency, integrated by means of the third device of Resolution number 70-20, of July 19, 2020, of the National Congress”, states the president in his letter read by Senator Ginette Bournigal.