These are the areas of the country where poverty increased the most due to COVID-19

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The most affected were those located in the east where people live from trade and tourism.   Santo Domingo, DR According to a study by the Ministry of Economic, the coronavirus pandemic has caused poverty levels in some areas of the country to increase the most. Indicators from the COVID-19 impact study highlight that by the second quarter of 2020, the overall poverty rate increased in all provinces compared to June 2019. The report entitled “Effects of COVID-19 on Monetary Poverty, Inequality and the Labor Market” highlights that the southern region continued to have the highest overall poverty rate at 33%, followed by the eastern region, which became the second macro-region with the highest overall poverty rate due to the pandemic and the paralysis of the economy. The research reveals […]

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