The President of the Republic, Luis Abenader, stated yesterday that he is working with the health authorities to define the protocol for the total reopening and the abolition of the curfew in the governorates that reach 70% of those who are immune to the virus in the two governorates. doses.
The president clarified that although there is no set date yet, it will be a consistent protocol for all provinces.
“Yesterday we reviewed the second draft and we are already working (…) It will be the first time in a year and 6 months that it will be fully opened,” the president said, adding that “although we will have opening and transit is normal, you still have some restrictions This is what is being analyzed.
With government support, it has been established that in counties where the proportion of full vaccinations against Covid-19 reaches 70%, the curfew will be lifted. The province of La Altagracia has achieved this goal, while the National Province and Puerto Plata plan to reach that number in the coming weeks.
The head of state reiterated that the Dominican population must “learn to live with that”, because he understands that Covid-19 will persist as a disease like influenza and the common flu.
Yesterday began the last phase of the de-escalation of the curfew, which began at 11:00 at night and ended at 5:00 in the morning every day, with two hours free to pass.
“I don’t even want to vaccinate the Dominican, that’s what will lead us to normalization,” President Abenader said after receiving his third booster dose against Covid-19 at the San Carlos Athletic Club.
And after being vaccinated with the third booster dose from Pfizer, the president said normalization would lead the country to economic growth with job creation, which is needed.
“I am asking all residents to continue to vaccinate the first and second doses, and to boost the third dose,” Abenader said.
He reported that more than 92 thousand people were vaccinated the day before yesterday, more than half of this amount corresponds to the second dose and 15 thousand for the third dose. “Health leads us to a better economy,” he said.
Abenader reiterated that the Dominican Republic is a fortunate country, as it has been a global example of the vaccination process, and argued that normalization brings more jobs and produces economic growth, as is happening in the country.
In relation to other countries, he said, the Dominican Republic is on track with a good rate of vaccination.