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Apr 6, 2020

Mayor Wagner in Isolation Despite Testing Negative for COVID-19

Mayor Bernard Wagner is among a group of employees at City Hall who have been sequestered inside their homes after being swabbed over the weekend.  They remain in mandatory isolation after having interacted with Pipersburgh as late as March twenty-third, despite testing negative for COVID-19.  According to the mayor, it is important for his staff to remain quarantined for the safety of their respective families and others, notwithstanding the results of the screening they’ve undertaken.


On the Phone: Bernard Wagner, Belize City Mayor

“Testing for most of the primary contacts that interacted with Hugh, our last contact with him was on the twenty-third of March and so Friday we did a mapping and we did a list for all those staff and we got swabbed Friday, Saturday, Sunday as well and even up to today.  Those secondary personnel are being swabbed.  The key personnel that got swabbed on Friday were those that worked on the third floor, most of the staff on the third floor, myself included, the city administrator.  We all came back negative on Sunday but we still can’t take things for granted, the COVID-19 da wahn new reality and we can’t tek it fu granted.  We still have to ensure that we quarantine wihself fi wahn number of days, fi fourteen days and make sure that we implore those that got negative results to ensure that we keep ourselves quarantined to protect our families at all times.”


The Minister of Health, Pablo Marin also posted that he was in isolation after his tests were negative. Marin had been at the Western Regional Hospital where Pipersburgh was admitted.

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