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Corozal & Orange Walk are under lockdown, no inter-district travel
Corozal & Orange Walk are under lockdown, no inner-district travel except for work or food distribution
Churches are limited to 10 people maximum, Mass, Funerals, Weddings and Church Services
No private gatherings at your home (ie: parties) are allowed. However you may have visitors not exceeding 10 people
The Airport remains open
All persons arriving at the airport must have a COVID-19 PCR test that must have been done within 4 days before arriving in Belize OR All persons arriving at the airport must have a COVID-19 Rapid test that must have been done within 48 hours before arriving in Belize
Busses will only be allowed to carry 50% of capacity of the bus.
All Land Borders remain closed to the general public
Recent info being circulated by some media houses indicate that Belize is the most infected country in the CARICOM Union, even worse than Haiti,
We don’t think so!. A recent verification by digitalBelize.Live check of data from the World Health Organization says that Jamaica has over 11,875 cases, but 8,212 recovered.
Then we too in Belize can report that we have 7,000 recovered persons. It is all a matter of how many recovered persons you report. – While we love our brothers and sisters in Jamaica, that data is too illogical to believe. After-all, the mire fact that Jamaica’s population is 9 times that of Belize’s population should give cause for skepticism.
BTW: – Pssst. Haiti has a population of 11.3-million, and it is widely documented that Haiti does not even have a ‘Garbage Collection System’ in most of its towns and cities’
In its primary city ‘Pot Au Prince’; which has a population of almost 3 million people, more than 70% of the population live much, much worse than the poorest Belize City impoverished neighborhoods, such as london-bridges swamp-shacks in gungolong.
No! we do not believe those data and the accuracy of such information is highly dependent on the reporting done by a government that does not even have a national health system and can report accurate information.
The Government has announced a new ‘Food & Assistance & Cash-Transfer Program’ that will be earmarked for Pregnant women, persons with physical disabilities, Children and the elderly. So far 36,000 people have been assessed for the program, which will begin on December 15th. to 23rd.
Beneficiaries will receive $150 – $600 per month for the next 6 months; depending of the composition of their households. – Only persons who did not receive assistance from previous programs will be eligible and will be screened for the assistance.
The program is primarily funded by some $19-million (BZ$) from the ‘World Bank’, which has been assisting countries throughout the region. This funding is supposed to assist those persons and families (18,000 households) that did not receive assistance in previous programs, and applicants will be required to participate in a ‘poverty-assessment eligibility screening process.