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Dominica handles virus brilliantly

Regional 18 May, 2020 Follow News

Dominica has no recorded deaths from COVID-19

Dominica is proud of its record in tackling the COVID-19 endemic with only 16 confirmed to be infected and no deaths to date.

The lack of cases and deaths in Dominica can be attributed to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit’s efficient and effective management of the virus. On 1 April, the Dominican government acted swiftly to protect its people by announcing a nationwide state of emergency. Dominicans are still subject to a nightly curfew throughout the week, while a total lockdown is in place over the weekends. Residents are also subject to restrictions on gatherings of more than 10 people, the closure of all non-essential businesses, and the suspension of all non-essential public services. Additionally, Douglas-Charles Airport remains closed to all passengers until further notice.

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