Belize has evaded the pandemic for some time now, and is officially the last country in the entire Americas to confirm its first case of coronavirus. The Prime Minister of Belize confirmed Belize’s first case of coronavirus COVID-19 at a press conference today, March 23rd, 2020. Seemingly, our first detected case shows mild to no symptoms. In a statement from Dr. Маrvіn Маnzаnеrо, Dіrесtоr оf Неаlth Ѕеrvісеѕ, thе 38-уеаr-оld Belizean female іѕ іmрrоvіng аѕ оf thіѕ mоrnіng . Ѕhе wіll nоt rеquіrе hоѕріtаlіzаtіоn.
The Government of Belize continues to put in more travel restrictions, as well as more social distancing and isolation practices. Specifically, these measures in Belize are to mitigate the spread of coronavirus. The Prime Minister also confirmed that a brigade of 60 Cuban medical professionals is on its way via Guatemala to assist Belize during this time, and later today the Solicitor General will writing up regulations and will consider penalties for those in contravention of the regulations set out during the COVID-19 Pandemic.