The Ministry of Public Health of the Dominican Republic reported that the number of people killed by consumption of alcoholic beverages adulterated with high levels of methanol rose to 143.

In the last six days, another 13 people died from ingesting them, according to data from the General Directorate of Epidemiology.

Last week, the Dominican government announced new measures against the manufacture of beverages with adulterated alcohol, amid what they describe as an outbreak of intoxication with beverages contaminated with methanol. In addition, a decree was enacted that regulates the import and sale of methanol.

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