COVID-19 UPDATE (30th July 2021): 16 active cases, all social and festive gatherings cancelled as of 7pm

Dominica is now at 16 confirmed active cases of COVID-19.

As part of efforts to stem the increase in active cases of the virus on the island, the Ministry of Health has issued a statement calling for the cancellation of all social and festive gatherings as well as the cancellation of church services in the communities of Capuchin to Dublanc along with continued observance of all COVID protocols.

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26 Comments

  1. Wakanda Forever
    August 3, 2021

    Glad to hear that PSAs are in the pipeline. The most effective ones will be in the language and medium of the target audience (e.g DNO/Facebook for the older folk, Instagram/TikTok for the youth), It helps to focus on what motivates the hearers – not necessarily the speakers. A parent who will not get vaccinated when strongly advised by health authorities, pastor, priest or employer, might respond to a child’s “Will you do it for me?” ad. Fear is hands down, the greatest motivator in any campaign, but who wouldn’t walk over live coals for their kids?

  2. Colombo Thomas
    August 1, 2021

    Folks Covid-19 is not your foolish Political games. It’s seriously deadly and do not discriminate against blue or Red. Get it into your no skull. Spreading nonsensical comments wouldn’t make you safer.

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    • Ibo France
      August 1, 2021

      Colombo, I agree with the premise of your argument. However, some of your words to the civilian population were unpalatable. You should direct those words at the appropriate individuals.

      This is my question to you. How could you blame the public for being skeptical about the maladministration’s motives when they have lied countless of times to the country? I take COVID most seriously. I’m fully vaccinated. But I can’t bring myself to trust anything these dishonorable ministers put out there in the public domain.

      Don’t be upset with the people for being doubtful. This ruling kakistocracy lies incessantly. Direct your animus to the dishonest public figures of ill-repute who have created this deep and widespread skepticism with the torrents of lies that escape from between their toxic, poisonous lips.

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    • Wakanda Forever
      August 1, 2021

      That’s precisely the point. This virus is color-blind and apolitical.

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  3. Goat shoes
    July 31, 2021

    Waw, this makes no sense. So that means all the folks from the north side can travel to free up colihaut up down to south (and spread the virus)??? Lol ebeh look it

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  4. Goat shoes
    July 31, 2021

    Waw, this makes no sense. So that means all the folks from the north side can travel to free up colihaut up down to south (and spread the virus)??? Lol ebeh look it

  5. Wakanda Forever
    July 31, 2021

    Good move, but it needs to be bolder (Yes, Delta is the boldest virus known to man). It would help to get the public more actively involved. Some quick PSAs should do the trick. They don’t have to be professionally shot – they just have to be real. Some to directly address the viral misinformation spread on WhatsApp, some to mobilize resistance to our microscopic enemy. You could engage the public in an ad competition, engage community leaders and artists to lend their voices, but address the issues head-on. For example, people think the vaccine is the ‘mark of the beast’? Ask church leaders to record their responses to that and make mash-ups of their responses for TV, radio and yes, WhatsApp. Get kids involved – it’s their lives too (unvaccinated ones, at that). So many options that don’t resemble a big stick. For a start, suggest outdoor services (where services allowed) and explore alternatives to in-person, maskless singing. In short, the answers lie outside the box.

    • Jilly
      August 1, 2021

      So far.only one pastor I heard spoke from st mateen talks about not taking the vaccine, pastors in Dominica moomoo some take their shot and shut up they fraid to die we so they run and take vaccine. woy. I not in church but I will tell allu people fear the one that can kill the body and soul matt 10:28. I never hear Dem preach about the word nah. Alas God maybe shaking his head. They find security in vaccine papa. Allu fraid to die..smh. if you say you save what you fraid for..trust God instead.

      • Pepe
        August 3, 2021

        You need to go back to school for a little while! Your English is almost as bad as that of the chief gangster.

    • Shem
      August 2, 2021

      At list your suggestion about PSA is in the process I guess it was.in the pipeline already but they lingeringing to much they should be quick like the public..always long after news lInger on ground is then they acting after hearing everyone comments and cry smh..mist times they wait till it’s too late..so imagine the public was never crying out eh..smh. thanks to dno and.matt..i even forget dbs and kairi you cannot voice your opinion their…hush station that there. They covering all their cocomakak is a ‘keep your mouth shut station and roll with us’

  6. Toto
    July 31, 2021

    Well, it is clear that the meaning of this is to stop opposition having public meetings. If dr. Mac is sincere he should also ban saturday market and cruise ship arrivals and shut the airport for a while. Remember, you can still use face book and internet to spread the opposition gospel. Let freedom of expression reign.o

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  7. VereTere
    July 31, 2021

    There we go again, fallen a sleep at the wheel. Political favouritism, borders like a Swiss cheese and disappearance of state funds will be the final demise of our country. Why do Dominicans hold on to this government?

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  8. Market Vendor
    July 31, 2021

    No church service, no b.tch time, no deep. But Portsmouth market will be open for business. :-| :-| :-|

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  9. Shem
    July 30, 2021

    It should be no social gathering until test done..people moving from capushin to cashacoo So all de other places can gather right. Look a gatherings happening this wknd colihaut bawi st jo big jam

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  10. What If?
    July 30, 2021

    Hey people, my name is WHAT iF which means I only ask questions. So here is my question on this big subject:
    So What If Portsmouth becomes the Epicenter of Covid 19 in Dominica, since that’s the town that :
    1. Allowed Skerrit, Ian and Reggie to take Ross out of Dominica and turned one of their classrooms into our covid hospital?
    2. Since that’s the area that was used to legally caused Choksi to illegally enter Dominica?
    3. Since that town seems to be the new corrupt Movie center of Dominica?
    4. Since that’s the town that provided us with National Heroes like the Bobbles, the Mano, the president Chalo, the AG Liviso, and the Alicko and Lennoxo? So what is Portsmouth becomes our Epicenter?

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    July 30, 2021

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  12. %
    July 30, 2021

    Dominica has too much injustices going on. Those of you/us who cant feel it in one way, must feel it another way…AMEN!!!
    Those of you talking VACCINE VACCINE, playing spotless, will still see your brothers and sisters kidnapped in parliament by mens with pistols to kill, but will clap and grin.
    Wicked sets of people!!!.
    Wasnt Mcintyre in parliament?
    What did he say???
    I could pass in it, but we have to go through what we are going through, because injustice, criminality, partiality, lies and gangsterism rules the land!!!

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    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      July 30, 2021

      % You are a damn nuisance to the human race/society.
      Why can’t you get a life?

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      • %
        July 31, 2021

        Kid i know how much you hate any discussion on corruption, but thats why i am on here..

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        • Ibo France
          August 1, 2021

          %, for the last time. Stop responding to these brain dead miscreants. They are hopelessly DUBM. You can’t fix STUPID no matter how hard you try.

          Reasoning to these people is the same as taking to a DUMPSTER. They are looking for someone to dump their rotten, putrid, malodorous garbage that they have stored inside of them for years on. Avoid and ignore them. Never allow them to spill their overly foul sewage on you.

    • Money man
      July 31, 2021

      Rubbish! people talking about covid and restrictions you talking donkeyness!

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      • %
        July 31, 2021

        Money man
        You scatterbrain will not determine for me what i expose your corrupt leadership of..
        The leadership of your country is worse than covid. Spewing your horse manure wont stop me.

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        • Ibo France
          July 31, 2021

          %, this is my unsolicited advice to you. Stop responding to fools. I’ve decided to refrain from that.

          Would you try to reason to a wall or a boulder? Some of these people who post frequently on DNO are commonsensically inept. People like the dog catcher who traps dogs and bites them. Also the kid who was born with serious mental deficiencies. Finally the one who thinks that the essence of life is to clown around all the time..

          Don’t be lured into responding to imbeciles. Their stupidity is immeasurable. They will drag you down to their level and best you with experience.

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        • Money man
          August 1, 2021

          :-D All you exposing is your level of *smartness* and i apologize to all donkeys for comparing you to them because comparing you to donkeys is an insult to the entire donkey kingdom.

    • Toto
      July 31, 2021

      Vaccine does work brother, trust me. But opposition should not be held in bondage and throttled in Parliament. Is two different things, please keep them separate. We Dominicans have a habit of doing this, mixing things up and getting nowhere, running around in circles. Concentrate on one point at a time because that is far more effective than “on another note”, which makes your broth thin and with little taste.

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      • Real truth
        August 2, 2021

        If referring to the current batch of vaccines for COVID 19, none as of today, August 2nd , 2021, have been shown to prevent, cure , or stop the spread of this virus………or it’s variants…..prove me wrong, go ahead…

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