COVID-19 Response Update

Monday, 15th June 2020, marks more than 60 days without a single positive case of community spread of the coronavirus in Dominica. The two (2) asymptomatic positive cases who were identified from among 37 cruise ship employees repatriated on 22nd May 2020 and taken immediately into quarantine, have now both recovered and given the all clear by the health care professionals on Saturday, 13th June 2020. Hence, the total number of confirmed cases identified in Dominica to date is 18, all of whom have recovered and been discharged. Dominica for the second time in 60 days, has no active cases of the coronavirus.

The State of Emergency declared by the President on the 1st day of April 2020 and extended by Parliament on the 6th day of April 2020 remains in force but curfew and other restrictions imposed under the State of Emergency Order have been eased significantly. As of Monday, 15th June 2020, the curfew hours are from 10:00pm to 5:00am daily and weekend lockdowns have been lifted. Businesses can now operate during normal working hours as they did prior to the COVID-19 emergency measures, subject only to social distancing and curfew hours. However, schools and day care centres remain closed. Access to beaches and rivers are allowed Monday to Sunday, subject to the curfew hours.

Currently, there are 61 persons in government quarantine facilities, comprising 3 cargo boat crew members, 3 business persons who were stranded overseas and 55 repatriated students.

Charles A. Savarin

Posted: 18/06/2020

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