Weekly Report - 18 June 2020 (WR-20-24)

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Extending the state of emergency

The Dominican Republic’s national legislature has approved an extension to the state of emergency to contain the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19), the fifth such extension since the measure was first implemented on 19 March. The extension was approved on 12 June, the day after the DR registered its highest daily number of new Covid-19 cases (629), casting further doubt on the process of opening up the economy, which began last month [WR-20-21], over which the government led by President Danilo Medina has already had to backtrack.

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