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Dominican Republic: ICITAP Contributes to Curtailing Curfew Violators During COVID-19 Pandemic

On May 15, the ICITAP mission in the Dominican Republic reported on its contribution to the structure of a survey to identify the profile of people who do not meet the COVID-19 curfew. One of the recommendations of the GAC (Context Analysis Group) was to design an instrument to collect information on those who are detained for failing to comply with the Curfew. The Telematics Directorate of the National Police designed a technological instrument for this purpose. Therefore, and as a contribution from the ICITAP Community Relations Component, a survey was proposed to profile, behaviors, and identify possible causes of noncompliance with preventive measures required by the Dominican Government. The structure of the survey was delivered along with analytical criteria and the questions for implementation. This includes: Identification, socio-demographic and socioeconomic characteristics. This initiative is designed to discover a means for encouraging compliance with curfew and social distancing requirements to prevent the spread of COVID-19. One example of non-compliance focused on youth.  It was discovered that youth in one particular region were congregating near an establishment that offered WiFi. This cause and effect illustrated that many factors contribute to avoiding various preventive measures. In the DR, ICITAP works with the support of and in collaboration with the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Updated August 11, 2023