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Dominica’s first Session of the Tenth Parliament convenes to make provisions for Emergency Powers (Curfew)

The Dominica Parliament convenes later this morning to approve the continuation of emergency orders announced by the country’s president on April 1.

President Charles Savarin last week declared a state of emergency which allowed for a curfew, stretching from April 120 in the first instance, to fight against the spread of COVID-19.

Minister for National Security and Home Affairs Rayburn Blackmoore will take a bill to parliament for an Act to amend the Emergency Powers Act.

The bill is expected to make provisions for the Emergency Powers (CURFEW) to remain in force for a further period to reduce the spread of COVID 19.

The first Session of the Tenth Parliament is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. this morning.

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