COVID-19: Dominica’s president welcomes bi-partisan support for state of emergency and curfew extension

His Excellency, President Charles Savarin

President of Dominica, His Excellency Charles Savarin, has said he is pleased with the bi-partisan supported which the resolution for the extension of the State of Emergency and Curfew received in the House of Assembly.

“On Monday the 6th of April 2020 the House of Assembly met in an emergency session to extend the State of Emergency to 3 months and the curfew order by an additional 21 days,” Savarin told the nation in an address on Tuesday. “I am particularly pleased that both sides of the House of Assembly gave their support to the motion for the extension of the proclamation and the curfew order offered as a result.”

The President said the unanimous vote in favour by the members of the House signals the severity of the challenge confronting us as a people and as a nation.

According to Savarin, the difference between this emergency situation and the many other challenges faced over the years, be they man-made or natural, is that when the state and health officials have done all that is required of them, provided all of the facilities and supplies and established all of the regulations and protocols, “in the final analysis, the control of the spread of the Coronavirus in Dominica lies with us as individuals.”

He said it is important that each person observe the social distancing of 6 feet or 2 metres that is recommended by the country’s health services, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA).

“There is no substitute. It is a preventive and precautionary measure,” he stated. “We do not have to second guess who is affected and who is not, because you may have an infected person who may show no symptoms whatsoever and yet they may pass on the virus by personal contact.”

Savarin also encouraged people to observe all the personal hygiene recommendations regarding hand sanitizing, sneezing and coughing etiquette and the wearing of masks in public.

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7 Comments

  1. viewsexpressed
    April 10, 2020

    Mr The Watchman, I concur with you on the any thoughts and concerns that you have expressed in your message above. I also concur with your following:
    “I know it’s Easter and DNO is on holiday and since they are very religious and like to cover the Evil administration they might not post my blog.” In response You must attempt not to bring everyone who you think are not or may not be Godly. It is so true then, where I concur with you fully of this “Evil Administration we now have polluting and destroying our Nature Isle and our people whom are there to receive handouts from this failed Skerrit that they demonstrate some level of blind loyalty to this failed incompetent immature Skerrit and his highly corrupted Labour Party/Government. Our Dominica and its decent people need not be associated in any way to this devious, questionable, corrupted Labour Party/Government. Too much of a dirty record of this failed Labour government and its leadership and high ranking members. We need…

  2. pureblackmagic
    April 9, 2020

    You should remember the unspeakable days off 1979 you are such a traitor ,

    • Batibou River
      April 10, 2020

      You are a hypocrite, desperately trying to sell us Skerrits propaganda. You have been degraded to a sad old puppet on a string.

  3. The Watchman
    April 9, 2020

    I know it’s Easter and DNO is on holiday and since they are very religious and like to cover the Evil administration they might not post my blog. But more than ever before, especially during Easter, when we cannot go to church because of the Evils that religious people around the world are involved in it is a good time to meditate on this passage of scripture because sine the death of Pierre Charles we as a country does not seem to be able to have peace and quiteness:
    20But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.

    21There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked Isaiah 57:20-21

    To make it even stronger wish you would read verse 21 before verse 20 like this is:
    21There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked 20 But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt

  4. Evil-za-beth
    April 9, 2020

    What Skerrit’s president says or does really doesn’t make sense because he already knows a lot of us don’t want to hear him. So Mr Skerrit’s President I didn’t even have to read the article to know what to say because you have for sure lost my respect.
    Dominica’ s worse President is Charles Savarin.
    Dominica’s worse PM is Roosevelt Skerrit
    Dominica’s worse Police Commissioner is Daniel Carbon
    Dominica’s worse Supreme Court Judge. Well she is not a Dominican and I can understand that.
    Dominica’s worse Bishop: well he too is not a Dominican so he has somewhere else to call home
    Dominica’s worse election commissioner: Mr. Burton
    When you have all of the above serving at the same time you can understand why we are always involved in a disaster that requires some sort of state of emergency because there is no peace when Evil resigns. Even Evilzabeth will agree with me on this

    • April 10, 2020

      Dominican amaze, me they always make time for politics people are dyeing. But you are making time for selfish comment. how about your family are they safe. If they get infected what would you say, who would you blame. I think is time for all to pray for the country to over come this plague. Special thanks to the nurses, police, doctors, firemen, all those that are trying to save lives. Thanks to you all.

    • viewsexpressed
      April 14, 2020

      I concur with these fully:
      “What Skerrit’s president says or does really doesn’t make sense because he already knows a lot of us don’t want to hear him.
      1. Dominica’s worse PM is Roosevelt Skerrit
      2. Dominica`s worse Labour Government & Leadership.
      3. The abuse and disrespect of our struggling families quing up receiving devious Red Clinic money from this incompetent Skerrit.
      4. The obvious disrespect and dismissal of our committed Welfare Officers who has assessed and assist poor families, where Skerrit by-pass them and open “Red Clinic”. Shameful.
      I fully disagree that Bishop Malzaire is the worse Bishop we have had. Your comments on him is ludicrous and immature. Do not go picking the names of credible people if you are not able to comment on something that you have researched. Your comment on Bishop Malzaire is a ridiculous irrelevant statement. Go after Skerrit and his failed Labour government. This is where the political disease is, affecting our people with immature…

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