Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the Dominican Republic has been on high alert, implementing a range of measures to prevent the spread of the virus.
As of March 19th, all schools, universities and non-essential businesses have been closed and a nationwide curfew has been imposed from 8pm to 5am. Travellers from high-risk countries have been banned from entering the country and all flights from Europe, Asia and South America have been suspended.
The Dominican Republic has also set up a number of quarantine centres for those who have been in contact with confirmed cases of COVID-19. So far, there have been around 200 confirmed cases of the virus in the country, with the majority of cases being imported from abroad.
The measures that have been put in place have been largely successful in preventing the spread of the virus, but they have also had a significant impact on the economy. With businesses closed and tourism effectively halted, the Dominican Republic is facing an uncertain future.
But despite the challenges, the people of the Dominican Republic remain positive and are working together to overcome this crisis.