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Dominican Republic: Thousands fewer leave the Capital and travel to the towns

This year has been atypical for everyone. By this time of year, the main bus stops that go to the interior of the country remained crowded with people looking for seats to travel and visit their families.

However, this end of the year has been different and at the bus stops that travel to the South and Cibao the flow of passengers was sluggish, according to drivers and collectors interviewed by LISTIN DIARIO.

They stated that the arrival of passengers remained slow all day, and attributed it to the measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

“Things are slow and difficult because there is no money,” said Luis Jimenez, a collector on one of the routes located on Kilometer 9 of the Duarte Highway.

He desperately looks for passengers around the bus stop to guide them to the buses.

Although at least two lines were observed at the site to board the buses, without respecting the social distance, the collectors assured that it was not a significant amount, unlike other years.

“That line you see there is a little line compared to the ones that formed in other years, which reached that corner,” said the young man pointing to one of the spaces of the stop.

On his side, Daniel Medina, in control of the routes going to the South, said that this year is different because “there are no passengers and if there are no passengers there is nothing.”

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