The Minister of Public Health, Daniel Rivera, clarified yesterday that people who were now vaccinated against COVID-19 can be allowed to enter public transport or workplaces.
“They have to let in people who are on their first dose. This is a measure of celebration, not punishment. We have to make sure that people feel confident about vaccination, ”he said.
Rivera made the specification because resolution 00048 of the institution establishes that the two doses are necessary to access the places.
From next Monday, October 18, people from the age of 12 must present their vaccination card to enter closed spaces for collective use.
These new measures were taken after the end of the state of emergency in the country and the curfew.
Rivera called people who received the first dose and allowed time for the second to go to the vaccination centers.
The resolution also indicated that those who do not have the vaccines can present a negative PCR test with a maximum of seven days, carried out at the Ministry of Health or any authorized private laboratory.
Daniel Rivera assured that the Ministry of Public Health has in reserve, and available to the population, one million PCR tests.
Comply with measurements
Each sector must ensure compliance with the new anticovid measures that will come into effect from next Monday, October 18.
In addition, Public Health will distribute 1,200 inspectors throughout the territory to observe the implementation of the provisions.
Rivera clarified that the inspectors are not authorized to close deals, but will limit themselves to verifying and communicating.
The notification will be made to the provincial health office, from where it will be sent to Rivera. The Minister of Health will be in charge of meeting with the association to which the business belongs to report what happened.
“This has nothing to do with the police. That belonged to the state of emergency, “said the official.
Rivera stressed that the country registered an increase in the demand for vaccination. On Tuesday there was a record 55,248 doses applied.
As the first dose, 22,750 were administered, while 17,691 as the second and 14,807 of boosters. He attributed the increase as the date for the new measures approached.
Infections in pregnant women
Given the increase in COVID-19 infections in pregnant women, the Dominican Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (SDOG) called on gynecologists to recommend vaccination against the disease to this segment of the population, but as of the second trimester and in postpartum and lactating women. The president of the Society, César López, revealed that so far this year, 45 pregnant women have died as a direct cause of COVID-19. The specialist highlighted the increase in contagion in pregnant women, which went from 1,232 to 1,358. This means 126 new cases in a single day this week. “In women affected by COVID-19, we are seeing that their evolutionary pictures of pre-existing pathologies completely worsen their prognosis,” he added.