As the quarantine period progresses, three new cases of COVID-19 have been identified. These new cases come as a result of enhanced surveillance exercises being conducted as a part of a wider mapping of persons who have been in close contact with previously infected patients.
Two of the three new cases stem from the Corozal District while one hails from Belize City. While all three patients are asymptomatic, they all remain in self-isolation in their respective homes. It is imperative to note that results for the front line workers from both the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) and the Belize Healthcare Partners Limited (BHPL) have come back negative for COVID-19.
We encourage the public to continue practicing social distancing if you must go out to access essential services and to practice good hygiene at all times. Let’s stay home to save lives.
Visit the Government of Belize Press Office and the Ministry of Health Belize for changes and updates to the state of emergency. Read the complete Statutory Instrument No. 54 of 2020 which takes effect today, April 11, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.