Local January 4, 2022 | 7:23 am

Omicron: Dominican Republic takes a wait-and-see approach

Santo Domingo.- President Luis Abinader said Monday that the government has yet to take restrictive confinement measures in light of the increase in COVID-19 cases reported in recent days.

The president, who participated in a meeting with the Health Cabinet, said that, although positivity has increased, the fatality rate has dropped.

“We continue with the meetings in permanent session, but meanwhile, with such a low level of fatality and with a low level of hospitalization, we still do not have any measures, as no country in the world does,” he said.

According to epidemiological bulletin number 655, positivity this Monday was 44.23%, but fatality has dropped from 1.02 to 1.00%. 2,856 new infections were reported, assuming a historical maximum of daily cases, driven by the omicron variant.

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alfredo
January 4, 2022 9:41 am

Keep it open…

Roger
January 4, 2022 1:04 pm
Reply to  alfredo

Do you think they should let thousands of people off the cruise ships at this time?

Paul Tierney
January 4, 2022 9:58 am

Whatever the USA does, …..the RD does.

A thing President Abinader should do at this time is to limit the size of large gatherings to hinder the exponential transmission of omicron.

Wonder how many of the tens of thousand folks who attended the “la Batalla de la Fe” in Santo Domingo on the holiday weekend had omicron and passed it on to others who then will pass it on.

Mastermind_c
January 4, 2022 10:59 am

but fatality has dropped from 1.02 to 1.00%

Davi
January 4, 2022 1:07 pm

What world is he in when he says no country in the world has covid restrictions? Is this a misprint?

Garry
January 10, 2022 12:01 am

Tourists are their bread and butter but if everyone is sick then what kind of a holiday will they remember?