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📣 PM confirms second COVID-19 case in Belize .                      📣 Rt.Hon Dean Barrow, Prime Minister of Belize: “Just before I took to the podium the Minister of Health called me to say there is a second confirmed case but it is that the first confirmed case infected one of her family members, indeed her mother”.                      📣 The Government of Belize has enacted the Quarantine Order for the entire country of Belize.                      📣 CUBAN MEDICAL BRIGADE ARRIVES IN BELIZE.                      📣 Thirty-two of fifty-eight members of the Cuban Medical Brigade that was deployed to assist Belize in the fight against COVID-19 arrived today, March 25, 2020 at the Philip Goldson International Airport.                      📣 The team consists of not only doctors, but nurses and other medical professions.
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  • Health workers face discrimination by members of the public
    Health workers face discrimination by members of the public

    Health workers in Belize who are on the front line of this COVID-19 crisis are not being treated fairly.  This time, it’s not mistreatment from the Government or any organization, it is from the public.  In today’s edition of Ask the Expert, the Director of Health Services, Dr. Marvin Manzanero explained that the health workers are being shunned at stores…

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Consumer Price Index records 0.2 percent inflation for April, 2019

The Statistical Institute of Belize has released the results of the country’s monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) survey. For April, 2019, the CPI stood at 104.9 percent, which is an increase of 0.2 percent from 104.7 from April, 2018.  This means that on average, Belizean households experienced a marginal increase of 0.2 percent in the prices of regularly purchased goods and services in the month of April when compared to the same month last year. This is due to higher prices for some food items, electricity, recreation and educational services. But they were offset by lower home rental costs and prices of items such as furniture. The cumulative inflation rate for the first four months of 2019 stood at 0.1 percent when compared to that period in 2018.

In terms of specifics that affect people on a day to day, the inflation rate for Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages stood at 0.4 percent; transport at 0.1 percent; the all other category stood at 0.7 percent increase and the only category to record a decrease ‘housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels stood at a -0.7 percent.  The highest rate of Inflation for April, 2019 was in Punta Gordo which experienced a 3 percent increase in consumer prices. Dangriga faired off the best with a decrease of 5.8 percent. As we mentioned at the top of the story, overall the country experienced an increase of 0.2 percent.

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