Monthly Archives: March 2020


Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow Announces Countrywide State Of Emergency

My Fellow Belizeans, Last week, the Government announced additional measures to ramp up our fight against COVID-19. At Wednesday’s press conference I made clear that we were not then announcing a national shutdown. The circumstances at that time, in our view, did not yet warrant it. But I also made clear that we should prepare [...]

By |2020-03-31T13:13:29+00:00March 31st, 2020|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow’s Reassurance To The Nation Amidst The COVID-19 Pandemic

My Fellow Belizeans, The sounds of the Corona alarm are everywhere – on television, from social media and in our conversations with friends and family. I know this is an excruciatingly stressful time for all of us. It is even more so for our senior citizens, those who have lost their jobs and our frontline [...]

By |2020-03-30T14:24:52+00:00March 30th, 2020|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 |2020-03-30T10:21:28+00:00March 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 |2020-03-30T09:51:06+00:00March 30th, 2020|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cuban Medical Professionals Help Belize Fight COVID-19

Today, March 25th, Belize welcomed 32 members of the “Henry Reeve” International Contingent of Cuban Health Professionals who are specialised to assist in times of disaster and pandemics. The team of health professionals arrived in Belize to support the country’s response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. They were received by Hon. Pablo Marin, Minister of [...]

By |2020-03-26T12:43:27+00:00March 26th, 2020|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 |2020-03-26T12:40:12+00:00March 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 |2020-03-26T11:41:45+00:00March 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 |2020-03-25T20:31:19+00:00March 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 |2020-03-25T13:48:05+00:00March 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 |2020-03-25T12:09:46+00:00March 25th, 2020|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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