Dominica continues to ease COVID 19 related restrictions 46 days after the last confirmed case. The announcement was made by Minister of Health, Wellness and New Health Investment, Dr. Irving McIntyre in a statement on May 23, 2020. The Minister stated that while restrictions are being lifted to cater to the mental and physical well being of the population, it does not imply that Dominica is COVID free. Dr. McIntyre urged Dominicans to continue wearing face masks and practice physical distancing measures. He also noted that testing is ongoing for frontline workers and persons wo meet the case definition for the virus. Community testing is also in progress to determine immunity levels to the virus and to identify undetected cases.
The Technical Health Team of the Ministry of Health, Wellness and New Health Investment has recommended further easing of restrictions as follows effective May 25, 2020:
- Curfew hours will be 8 pm to 5 am Mondays to Fridays and from 6 pm to 5 am on Saturdays and Sundays
- Businesses can remain open up to 6 pm Mondays to Fridays and up to 3 pm on Saturdays
- Public transportation buses will be allowed to transport 3 passengers per row.