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📣 Two More Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed.                      📣 PRESS RELEASE Belmopan. April 6, 2020. 10:30 a.m. – The Ministry of Health has continued to scale up testing for COVID-19 and a further 26 samples were tested on Sunday, April 5th. That scaled up testing has identified two further cases, both males residing in San Ignacio.                      📣 ***PATIENT 4 PASSES*** – Love News has confirmed with a family member that Patient 4 lost his fight against COVID-19. Reports indicate he passed away earlier today after underlying complications.                      📣 Belmopan. April 5, 2020. 8:15 a.m. – Ministry of Health confirms Fifth case of COVID-19 in Belize.                      📣 Today, April 5, 2020 at 03:19 a.m., the expanded testing protocol of the Ministry of Health identified a fifth case of COVID-19. The patient is a Belizean student who returned from Florida.                      📣 The patient arrived in Belize on Friday, April 3rd, and is in self-isolation at a quarantine facility. He is without symptoms and stable.                      📣 A total of 102 samples were processed on April 4th and into the early hours of today. The samples processed included close contacts from both Belize City and San Ignacio and that of health care workers in the Cayo District who had been in contact with patient #4.                      📣 The remaining 101 samples were all negative for COVID-19, and therefore, the Ministry is still unable to determine who the infected contact was for patient #4.
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SIB release statistics for September

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The Statistical Institute of Belize (SIB STATS VO) reports that the month of September saw a 0.6% decrease in the value of Belize’s imported goods as compared to September 2018. Among decreased categories, Machinery and Transport Equipment declined by $5.3 million, from $34.6 million to $29.3 million. Imports of Manufactured Goods dropped by $2.6 million, from $20.6 million to $18 million.

The Statistical Institute of Belize reports that the month of September saw a 0.6% decrease in the value of Belize’s imported goods as compared to September 2018. Among decreased categories, Machinery and Transport Equipment declined by $5.3 million, from $34.6 million to $29.3 million. Imports of Manufactured Goods dropped by $2.6 million, from $20.6 million to $18 million. The Mineral Fuels and Lubricants category went down from $21.3 million in September 2018 to $19.3 million in September 2019. SIB reported that Merchandise imports increased by 2.8% for the period January to September of 2019 when compared with the same period last year. Significant growth was recorded for the categories of Mineral Fuels and Lubricants, Manufactured Goods and Commercial Free Zones during the period. Despite greater imports across most commodity categories, notable decreases were observed within the categories of Machinery and Transport Equipment, Other Manufactures and Designated Processing Areas. Total domestic exports for September 2019 saw a decrease of 7% compared to September 2018. Revenues from sugar fell from $20.7 million in September 2018 to $19.5 million in September 2019. Marine exports, on the other hand, went up slightly when compared to the same month of last year, from $3.1 million to $3.2 million. SIB also stated that Belize’s monthly Consumer Price Index for the month of September showed a decrease of 0.1% in consumer prices.

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