Health November 23, 2021 | 4:21 pm

Woman with lung disease denied access to subway for not presenting vaccination card

Jorge Luis Martinez/LD

Santo Domingo, DR.

Mrs. Susana would make regular use of the subway this Tuesday morning at the Maria Montez station. Still, she was not allowed access because she did not present the vaccination card, which has been required in public spaces since October 18 as a measure to control the spread of the Covid-19 virus, and those not vaccinated can be inoculated.

Susana, who did not want to give more details of her identity, said she could not be vaccinated because she has a pulmonary problem, but she had a coronavirus test at least a week ago. However, the test must be 48 hours to enter a facility, according to resolution number 00048 issued by the Ministry of Public Health.

Susana’s case was registered in the long lines at the station, and after the security, agents asked for the vaccination card and ID card. This resulted in crowding and complaints from the users of the transportation services.

Susana was on her way to a medical appointment and indicated that she had no choice but to ask for a cab.

In the same way, she pointed out that these actions of denying her a public service does not surprise her and that the word of God says that the times “will go from bad to worse.”

The Maria Montes metro station is located at kilometer 9 of the Duarte highway and is part of Line 2.

A few weeks ago, Listin Diario made a tour that verified that not all public establishments ask for the vaccination card, which is a violation of the regulations.

This Tuesday, the Ministry of Public Health announced that they maintain the supervision of the inspectors placed in different commercial centers where a significant number of people go to guarantee the correct fulfillment of Resolution 000048, which establishes the security protocol against the SARS Cov-2.

The national director of the teams of inspectors, Héctor Villalona, said that through the supervision they seek that the whole population complies with the preventive measures to reduce the spread of Covid-19.

Vaccination cards in Metro Santo Domingo

Given the resolution of Public Health, measures were established to continue to counteract the Covid-19. Among these measures is the presentation of the vaccination certificate in public spaces and public transportation.

This vaccination card mandate is extremely inconvenient at best and abusive at worst.

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November 23, 2021 4:57 pm

A bit surprised that DT said “This vaccination card mandate is extremely inconvenient at best and abusive at worst”…but yes I totally agree…

Last edited 2 years ago by alfredo
November 23, 2021 6:47 pm

The best advice I could offer gubmint tyrants: back off. You can only push people so far, regardless of what Samantha Powers told you and promised with bribes, and regardless what that communist Rep. Espaillat in NYC told you.

Drop the mandates, and maybe, just maybe, the people will forget your authoritarian thuggery next election.

I hope Hugo Fidel Albinader reads DT.

And DT, you need to maker a serious correction. This vaxxx does NOT innoculate a human body against anything. It is not a “vaccine”, but an experimental drug that is doing far more harm than good.

November 23, 2021 10:51 pm
Reply to  Cobraboy

thanks English speaker…enjoy your Villa….and thanks for the advice…F “o”

November 24, 2021 8:49 am
Reply to  nicholas

Enjoy your dictatorship, Loyal Comrade.

November 23, 2021 10:50 pm

yeah,… so you can buy and VAC card….. and is a big business…. really is a joke this whole story…(printer, copy, ink)…. and the police are worried about ppl from Haiti

bernie sierra
November 24, 2021 10:34 am

This measure is not good because it affects people whom cannot be vaccinated and this is a total violation of free movement of people. Getting vaccinated does not stops the virus from keep on spreading. Social distancing, no hugging, no kissing and no handshake is what is effective in combating this Chinese pest.

Nathan hale
November 24, 2021 10:53 am

As long as this president lives,freedom will suffer,