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Belize City, Belize Central America

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📣 MAIN TERMS AND Definations to be fully aware:                      📣 “COVID-19” – means the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCov), which is an infectious disease caused by a virus which, having emerged during 2019, was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation on the 11th March, 2020;                      📣 “emergency area” – means the area declared to be under a public state of emergency under the Proclamation;                      📣 “essential service” means the offices listed in Schedule I; “essential worker” means an employee of an essential service;                      📣 “social distancing” includes the practice of staying home, avoiding crowds and refraining from touching one another and maintaining a distance of no less than three feet from other persons.                      📣 Need Food Assistance? | ¿Necesita asistencia alimentaria (comida)? – Para Idioma en Español llamar los Numeros : 631-2065 | 636-0423 | 626-4764.                      📣 For English language call: 636-5743 | 627-3634 | 629-8100 |631-9158 | 630-8502 | 607-8053 | 624-8532 | 606-9900 | 631-3359 | 621-4247 | 627-2062 | 607-6178 | 630-1081.                      📣 Please note the numbers for Food Assistance at the Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation. The Ministry asks that you please bear patience if you cannot get through.
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Corona Virus Update

Is Belize experiencing a COVID-19 community spread?

COMMUNITY SPREAD

Concerns are abounding when it comes to the community spread of COVID-19 in Belize.  The issue of community spread arose when the source of infection for Patients Four, Seven and Eight are yet to be identified in the mapping exercise.

Concerns are abounding when it comes to the community spread of COVID-19 in Belize.  The issue of community spread arose when the source of infection for Patients Four, Seven and Eight are yet to be identified in the mapping exercise.  The question was posed to the Director of Health Services as to whether Belize is experiencing a community spread of COVID-19.

Dr.Marvin Manzanero, Director of Health Services: “We are seeing evidence that that seems to be the case. We have to wait for more evidence to see whether that in point of fact is something that happens and how often that can happen and how more severe the case may be because we’re seeing that some are saying it’s more severe in a second but again that’s evolving information in that regard. “Can we now say clearly and definitively say that we have community spread?” Clearly and definitively is a very strong words, it seems to indicate so and the mapping exercise that we will complete with patient number eight would guide us to that because it’s not also how they became ill it’s the potential of them having infected others and who are the asymptomatic carriers that have not sought or will never seek medical attention; I think that’s something that our mapping exercise today for patient number eight will be able to say. One other thing is remember it seems that from the information we are gathering that some people are being- they are starting to play a blame game as if the patients that are positive should be blamed for being COVID-19 positive, I’m not so sure that that is the road you want to go because it could literally happen to anyone of us. I mean if you were in contact with an asymptomatic carrier or we might ourselves be asymptomatic carriers and never develop any sign or symptoms  and still just be passing it on to others. That’s why I think for the last two or three weeks we have been saying anybody you meet on the street you have to assume that they are a COVID-19 case and treat them as such.” 

 

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