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Jul 16, 2020

Attorney General on COVID Situation in Orange Walk

Michael Peyrefitte

Seven members of a Blue Creek family are currently in quarantine at the Multi-Purpose Sporting Complex in Orange Walk Town.  This is after they all tested positive for the novel coronavirus, but one of the persons is contesting that she is not sick and she is being politically victimized.  Health officials have been having a difficult time in receiving information from the family as they have not been cooperative.  It is not yet known if they have traveled out of their community or in Orange Walk Town. But, according to Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte, if there are any signs of a COVID cluster, strong consideration will be given in locking down the Orange Walk District.

 

Michael Peyrefitte, Attorney General

“The communities have been sealed off from the rest of the country because we have to do our mapping and our testing within that community to determine how many people are COVID-19 if any and if possible and what we do in order to isolate them so that they don’t affect the rest of us. It is going to inconvenient. It is going to be a wailing and gnashing of teeth by these communities but let’s be full and frank. Some of the residents of these villages are the ones who brought this on themselves. We tell people over and over, don’t go t Mexico, stay away from La Union. One, it is illegal to jump the border. Two, it’s illegal to do this contraband business with the different border. And three, Mexico especially on the border with Belize to the north is infested with COVID-19. So when you jump the border and you come back and you infect people or come in infected you put the rest of us in danger. So I understand their cries. I feel their pain to a certain extent but they need to also hold those people who they know jump the border accountable. We are looking the entire district. And hopefully it does not extend beyond San Felipe and Blue Creek but what if we start to have clusters in Orange Walk. What if we start to have any signs of a community spread then we will have to seal of Orange Walk.”


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