Magistrates’ Court in Belize City Temporarily Closed Due to Positive COVID-19 Case
Just when you thought that Covid-19 no longer requires the closure of offices, the Magistrates’ Court in Belize City was shut down at midday today, after one of its security guards tested positive. The cases scheduled at the Coney Drive office for the afternoon session were adjourned to allow for the sanitization of the courthouse. Love News understands that the decision to close the courthouse was made by Chief Magistrate, Jayani Wegodapola. Reports say that the guard tested positive yesterday but appeared to be asymptomatic. It is unclear as to what prompted the guard to be tested, but upon learning his status, the decision was made, and by eleven o’clock this morning, the notice went out of the midday closure. An Orange Walk based sanitization company was then called in to do a thorough office cleaning. It is anticipated that court sessions will resume tomorrow.