Coronavirus in the Dominican Republic – Latest Updates

I’m a local closely following the news of coronavirus in the Dominican Republic. I created this post to provide you with the latest updates on the coronavirus regarding the Dominican Republic and its main touristic hub, Punta Cana.

For up to date information on the COVID-19 virus please visit the CDC website.

February 18, 2020

Still NO new cases of COVID-19 in the Dominican Republic. Below is a map compiled by the United States’ CDC with countries where the virus is confirmed marked blue.


February 11, 2020

As of today, there are still NO reported cases in the country.

The travelers that were in quarantine have been released. All were cleared of suspicion of being infected by the 2019-nCoV.

February 7, 2020

The health ministry is closely monitoring 17 travelers that have been in China in the last 14 days.

5 of those foreign nationals are under quarantine in a military teaching hospital following international protocol. Preliminary tests came back negative for coronavirus (2019-nCoV). (source)

February 6, 2020

As of today, there are still NO reported cases in the Dominican Republic.


February 5, 2020

The health minister of the Dominican Republic said today that the 2019 Novel Coronavirus is NOT present in the country. (source)

Rumors are circulating internally that the virus reached the country but they have been categorically debunked by local authorities and confirmed in the global map tracking the virus.

February 4, 2020

There are still no reported cases of the 2019-nCoV in the Dominican Republic. (source)

January 28, 2020

There are no reported cases of the Wuhan Coronavirus in the Dominican Republic. (source)
Dominican public health minister met with the Chinese Ambassador to discuss Chinese citizens’ mobility between the two countries. As of today there no passenger or cargo flight restrictions following recommendations from the World Health Organization. (source)

January 27, 2020

Danilo Medina, the president of the Dominican Republic had a meeting with the country’s health authorities to evaluate the official response and readiness to the Coronavirus should it reach the DR.
According to a press release from the government, precautions are being taken to protect the general population.
The health minister announced that Dominican authorities are working with the Panamerican Health Organization to handle eventual suspect cases of infected patients. (source)

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