The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a US 6.2 million dollar loan for Belize. This loan is to assist the government with its response to the impact of the crisis resulting from the Covid-19. It will help to speed-up timely case detection and monitoring ahead of Belize’s second wave. It will also assist in ways to contain the transmission, including communicating with the public, encouraging social distancing, and case surveillance at points of entry. It will also provide medical and personal protective equipment as well as ensuring the continuity of essential care for the entire population during the emergency. The loan is for a 24-month term.