Dominican authorities declared the country a COVID-19 epidemic area

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The Ministry of Health of the Dominican Republic has officially declared the country a territory of coronavirus epidemic. This was announced on Tuesday, June 30, according to the agency Prensa Latina.

Such measures have been taken by the authorities of the republic to more effectively fight the spread of infection. As part of the new position of the country, all the entertainment centers in the Dominican Republic, as well as sports organizations, will continue a break in work.

Religious services are allowed to be carried no more than once a week, with strict observance of social distance.

Hotels, restaurants and clubs in the Dominican Republic would be able to resume operations, but also if sanitary and epidemiological standards were respected. Failure to comply could result in closure of facilities and fines. The authorities have also maintained a masked regime in public places.

At the same time, on May 30 the press service of the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic reported that the Dominican Republic plans to start receiving foreign tourists from July 5 with the condition of providing hotels with sanitary security measures, the airport of Punta Cana will resume its work from July 1.

Distribution of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, causing the disease COVID-19, began in late December last year. The Chinese city of Wuhan has become the focus of the infection. In a few months, the disease has spread to over 210 countries. In March, WHO declared a coronavirus pandemic.

According to the international statistical bureau Worldometer, the Dominican Republic has 32 568 cases to date, 747 people have died and 17 580 patients have recovered.