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Mar 23, 2020

Preventive Tips for COVID-19

Because of the prevailing circumstances and to comply with social distancing and with the protocol for the number of persons allowed at gatherings, our usual segment, Sports Monday, has been suspended until the situation normalizes.  In the days to come we will also adjusting the way we do things here but we will get you, our viewers, informed.  And to close our news tonight, a message from the Ministry of Health. COVID-19 has created an unprecedented challenge to our way of life as Belizeans. We must all do our part to ensure our safety and the safety of others. The Government continues to emphasize the best practices to avoid the spread of COVID-19: Practice social distancing by staying home and avoiding large crowds.  Wash hands regularly with soap and running water for twenty seconds.  When coughing or sneezing, cover the mouth in the inside of elbows or inside a tissue to be disposed of immediately.  Avoid close contact with persons who have flu-like symptoms.  Avoid sharing personal items and disinfect common surfaces.  If you have travelled to areas where COVID-19 is circulating and you are experiencing fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention immediately.

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