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Ministry Of Health Confirms Third Case Of COVID-19 In Belize

The Ministry of Health has completed a further screening of laboratory tests for COVID-19 and nine additional tests were done today, March 29th, on samples from across the country. Through that screening process, a third confirmed case of COVID-19 has been identified. The case is that of a 38-year-old Belizean male with travel history to [...]

By | March 30th, 2020|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Government Of Belize Enacts Safety Measures

The Government of Belize, in response to the COVID-19 crisis, and in an effort to mitigate the negative impacts that could result from a potential community spread of the deadly virus enacted Statutory Instrument Number 38 of 2020 on March 25, 2020. This Order made by the Quarantine Authority of Belize, in exercise of the [...]

By | March 30th, 2020|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Agri-Food Response And Mitigation To COVID-19 Stakeholders Meeting

An Agri-food Response and Mitigation to COVID-19 Stakeholder Meeting was convened by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture on March 24, 2020. The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Hon. Godwin Hulse chaired the session. In attendance were Hon. Jose Mai, key government partners, and private sector stakeholders of the productive sector. The objectives of the [...]

By | March 26th, 2020|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

COVID-19 Test Samples – Update No. 1

The Ministry hereby provides a report on an initial mapping exercise in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye. The mapping exercise allowed the Ministry to test seven persons who were the immediate contacts of the index case. One immediate contact from those individuals resulted as a positive case. The patient is stable and has no signs [...]

By | March 26th, 2020|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ministry Issues Warning Against The Use Of Chloroquine And Hydroxychloroquine

The Ministry of Health is aware of an increase in the public’s request for the drugs Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine as possible treatment options for COVID-19. The Ministry reminds the public that there are no approved drugs for the specific treatment of COVID-19. While the aforementioned drugs have been used experimentally for the management of COVID-19 [...]

By | March 25th, 2020|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

COVID-19 Measures To Be Taken By The Belize Postal Service

The Belize Postal Service is an essential service department. As such it will endeavor to continue to provide postal services to the Belizean public to the extent that it can reasonably do so. Notwithstanding the above, the Belize Postal Service strives to make postal services available amid the detection of the COVID-19, the point must [...]

By | March 25th, 2020|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Vital Statistics Unit Implements COVID-19 Measures

The Attorney General’s Ministry informs the public of the following conditions with respect to the delivery of services at the Vital Statistics Unit in Belize City effective immediately. Services to the public will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The  The office will be closed [...]

By | March 25th, 2020|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Additional Measures Following The Announcement Of First Case Of COVID-19 In Belize

The Government of Belize continues to make decisions based on science, facts, and lessons learned from other countries for the safety and well-being of all citizens. Coming out of the COVID-19 National Oversight Committee meeting held today, March 23rd, the following additional measures are going into effect: A state of emergency has been declared for [...]

By | March 24th, 2020|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ministry Of Health Announces First Case Of COVID-19

The Ministry of Health announces the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Belize. The patient is a 38-year-old female, Belizean national who resides in San Pedro. The patient arrived in Belize on Thursday, March 19th, and sought medical attention at a private health facility with symptoms on Friday, March 20th. Her recent travel history shows [...]

By | March 24th, 2020|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

COVID-19 – Alert Regarding Border Closures

The Government of Belize reminds the public that Belize’s borders are closed for entry. Belizeans are being strongly advised against leaving the country, unless it is a case of bona fide emergency. This is being advised for the safety of all. What do border closures mean? Belizeans, please stay in Belize. Kindly take note of [...]

By | March 23rd, 2020|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments