April 30th, 2020 marked the end of the first instance of Belize’s State of Emergency as the nation fights to contain COVID-19.
To date, Belize has tested 1043 cases of which 1016 were returned negative. Only 18 were confirmed to have the virus and of that 18, only 3 remain active cases in Belize at the end of day on April 30th, 2020. These statistics are officially confirmed from Belize’s Ministry of Health. This first instance, 30 days, of Belize’s State of Emergency has been extended, but not without lifting some restrictions within district borders. However, Belize remains cut-off from the international world. Borders and the international airport will remain closed; no date has been provided that indicates a re-opening.
Fortunately, containment of all active COVID-19 cases in Belize have been successful. However, this does not necessarily mean that health measures won’t continue being precautionary. Belizeans are reminded that social distancing measures are a mandatory requirement of the Government of Belize. This mandate includes wearing a face masks at all times in public, and adhering to social distancing of 6 feet.