Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, border jumping was the leading concern for health authorities. Persons were crossing our land borders mainly for contraband despite the risk of contracting the virus from our neighboring countries. To date, the issue is still a constant one for health authorities despite the heavy penalties set in place.
Dr.Marvin Manzanero, Director of Health Services: That element is still happening and it’s still a contributing factor perhaps up north. I mean I don’t know if that will change because you’re talking about four or five months after the initial cases it’s still happening, I don’t know how that will change. I know that at the Victor Galvez Stadium earlier today there were 21 people who were pending to be processed before being taken up to the Da Silva quarantine facility. Some people who are up there are going to be brought down to be swabbed at the Victor Galvez Stadium because you know that’s a transition area if you will because if once you’re negative then you follow your legal process whatever that may be. It’s still happening I perhaps we don’t keep a close track of the numbers because we have so many other different things that we are following or trying to follow but we know it’s still happening.”