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Mar 16, 2020

Belize City Mayor on COVID-19: “Business in our city has to continue”

Belize City is the economic hub of the country. More than seventy thousand persons live in the Old Capital and thousands use the public transportation system.  While mass gatherings are being discouraged, people from all over the country travel to the city for work every day. Belize remains COVID-19 free and online articles have named Belize as one of the safest places to travel to currently.  Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner says that despite the threat of COVID-19, business in the city has to continue as per usual.


Bernard Wagner

Bernard Wagner, Belize City Mayor

“We don’t want to be inducing panic in our city. Business in our city has to continue. Worst thing that can happen to Belize is that we as a society and as a country induced this economy in a comatose state. We don’t want this. That is even worse that the coronavirus itself. As we went through our presentation a short while ago clearly you can see the level of liquidity in the system, cast liquidity. We just have to continue to encourage safety in our families, communities and in our country and I believe we just can’t sit by and put a halt to our economic engine.”

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