It has been a few days since Belize began the reopening of its economy. Businesses are reopening and the restrictions of movements have eased. This weekend, however, will prove crucial on just how much further we will go as we are reaching the 28-day milestone on the reports of any active COVID-19 case in Belize.
Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow, Prime Minister of Belize: “Monday will be the 28th day, we will reach that 28th day marker, providing this position of no new positive holds through this weekend. If it does so, and we do reach that 28-day milestone, we can promise you a further relaxation of some of the remaining restrictions. The National Oversight Committee will meet as usual on Monday, followed by Cabinet on Tuesday. They will be asked now to provide for greater cross district movement, particularly so as to enable a domestic tourism push. The hotels, as you know, have already been given permission to reopen, but now we would expressly provide for the ability of local guests at our hotels to be able to enjoy the amenities, including the pool, including walking along the beach, and including swimming in the sea. Of course, the social distancing requirements will remain in place so that group swimming and group strolling, if you will, will still be prohibited.”