While restaurants are being given permission to reopen, churches are not so fortunate. Prime Minister says the matter is under consideration but for now churches will remain closed.
Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow, Prime Minister of Belize: “First of all there are these smaller churches that we seem to have a problem with in terms of compliance with the current situation. Also the question of exhalation in terms of the choir singing and the pastor preaching and the fact of what is now confirmed to be transmission by aerosolization if I can use that term, those sorts of considerations I believe informed the decision of the NOC not to extend that same kind of relaxation or liberalization to the churches. Do understand though that this kind of thing is always under review. The Belize Council of Churches has a representation on the NOC in the person of Reverend Andella Moore and you can rest assured that she is extremely conscientious in trying to ensure that in fact the churches are not left behind whenever we contemplate any kind of liberalization. So for now the position remains the same with the churches but I stress that it is under continuing review.”