Dominican Republic real-time news

More than 50 countries now banning flights from UK as mutant Covid strain continues to cause travel chaos (source — 23/12/2020 02:40:32

MORE than 50 countries have now banned flights coming from the UK as the new mutant strain of coronavirus rips through Britain. The Caribbean destinations of Jamaica, Grenada and the Dominican Republi...

Cardinals star pitcher Carlos Martínez detained for breaking COVID-19 measures in Domincan Republic (source — 24/11/2020 01:32:35

St. Louis Cardinals star pitcher Carlos Martínez was detained in the Dominican Republic for ignoring the COVID-19 protocols after he was spotted riding a motorcycle without wearing a mask.

Covid-19 Weekly Round-up: Daily new cases spike to 1,755, More than 11,000 active cases (source — 06/11/2020 15:40:44

KUALA LUMPUR: A staggering 1,755 new Covid-19 cases were reported in Malaysia today, with Sabah alone contributing to 1,199 infections or 68 percent of today’s positive cases.In a post on his personal...

Mother Crochets Beer-Friendly Face Mask (source — 01/09/2020 21:55:06

A woman in the Dominican Republic devised a creative face mask that, while probably not very effective against the spread of the coronavirus, allows the wearer easy access to their beer. Rosaris de Je...

Tropical Storm Isaias WILL strengthen into 60mph hurricane on Friday forecasters warn – before battering FL this weekend (source — 31/07/2020 03:22:56

A TROPICAL storm nearing Florida is anticipated to be upgraded to hurricane sometime on Friday, according to officials. Tropical Storm Isais is now forecast to reach maximum sustained winds of 60 mph ...

Five-month-old baby dies after drinking turtle blood as COVID-19 remedy in the Dominican Republic (source — 27/05/2020 21:01:20

The five-month-old girl from the Dominican Republic died after drinking turtle blood to protect her from coronavirus. Her relatives are said to be 'serious but stable.'

New Jersey grandmother who survived Spanish Flu is released from hospital after beating COVID-19 (source — 12/05/2020 01:33:12

Josefa De Los Santos, a 102-year-old native of the Dominican Republic, is back resting at her West New York, New Jersey, home after recuperating from COVID-19.

Cop smacks 'doctor' arrested for ignoring nationwide coronavirus curfew in the Dominican Republic (source — 24/04/2020 20:37:02

A man who said he was a doctor was detained by the cops in the Dominican Republic for ignoring a coronavirus nationwide curfew and was slapped by a cop after calling him a homophobic slur.

Lucinda Williams: 'I don't mind pushing people's buttons' (source — 24/04/2020 08:00:15

She’s faced abuse, depression – and now coronavirus has killed two of her friends. But the revered singer-songwriter is coming out swinging with her most political album yetLucinda Williams has been s...

Fire department warns anybody failing to adhere to social distancing will be sprayed with water (source — 23/04/2020 00:57:51

The Dominican Republic city of Santiago warns residents disobeying social distancing will be sprayed down with water as it introduces another measure to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Helpful information

How to prevent coronavirus disease and stop the spread of germs
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue immediately in the trash.
  • Avoid touching your face - nose, mouth and eyes.
  • Clean and desinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects. You can use sanitizer gel for this. Buy here one.
  • Stay home when you are sick except to get medical care
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use sanitizer gel if you haven’t got access to water.
Coronavirus symptoms
Common symptoms:
  • Respiratory symptoms
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Breathing difficulties
In more severe cases:
  • Pneumonia
  • Severe acute respiratory syndrome
  • Kidney failure
  • Death