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📣 Two More Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed.                      📣 PRESS RELEASE Belmopan. April 6, 2020. 10:30 a.m. – The Ministry of Health has continued to scale up testing for COVID-19 and a further 26 samples were tested on Sunday, April 5th. That scaled up testing has identified two further cases, both males residing in San Ignacio.                      📣 ***PATIENT 4 PASSES*** – Love News has confirmed with a family member that Patient 4 lost his fight against COVID-19. Reports indicate he passed away earlier today after underlying complications.                      📣 Belmopan. April 5, 2020. 8:15 a.m. – Ministry of Health confirms Fifth case of COVID-19 in Belize.                      📣 Today, April 5, 2020 at 03:19 a.m., the expanded testing protocol of the Ministry of Health identified a fifth case of COVID-19. The patient is a Belizean student who returned from Florida.                      📣 The patient arrived in Belize on Friday, April 3rd, and is in self-isolation at a quarantine facility. He is without symptoms and stable.                      📣 A total of 102 samples were processed on April 4th and into the early hours of today. The samples processed included close contacts from both Belize City and San Ignacio and that of health care workers in the Cayo District who had been in contact with patient #4.                      📣 The remaining 101 samples were all negative for COVID-19, and therefore, the Ministry is still unable to determine who the infected contact was for patient #4.
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  • Two More Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed
    Two More Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed

    PRESS RELEASE Belmopan. April 6, 2020. 10:30 a.m. The Ministry of Health has continued to scale up testing for COVID-19 and a further 26 samples were tested on Sunday, April 5th. That scaled up testing has identified two further cases, both males residing in San Ignacio. One of the males identified is a contact of […]

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Brigadier General speaks about being at the helm of the BDF

Brigadier General Steven Ortega was recently appointed as the Commander of the Belize Defence Force (BDF). Love News asked him about his new position and how he is adjusting to it.

Brigadier General Steven Ortega – Commander of the BDF

“As you can guess very busy basically getting to learn a new job spec and a different position you’re your normally there and I believe it’s also a blessing to really be in this position in that you get to make the decisions and advise the government in terms of military matters. And so it’s an honor and a blessing, a little hard work but it’s workable.”

Johnelle McKenzie – Reporter

“What do you see as the most challenging in your position?”

Brigadier General Steven Ortega – Commander of the BDF

“The most challenging is I know we have this upcoming referendum in Guatemala so I’m not sure how the situation will in that with that will get resolved but that is always one of the major challenges working along the border with your neighbor without formal declarations as such.”

Ortega officially became the Commander of the Belize Defence Force on December 21, 2017, taking over from Brigadier General David Jones.

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