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Feb 17, 2022

“People Feel This Has Been Going on Too Long;” Health Minister to Propose Ending Curfew

Minister of Health and Wellness Kevin Bernard believes, like many Belizeans, that the curfew has been a part of the Belizean norm for too long. Since the onset of the pandemic, citizens have been restricted in their movements as a form of containing and controlling the spread of COVID-19. Well, next week the health minister is taking a paper before Cabinet that looks at revising some of the current COVID-19 measures, including doing away with the curfew. But, why make the move? This is what we asked Minister Bernard via zoom today.


Kevin Bernard

Kevin Bernard, Minister of Health & Wellness

“For me and for most Belizeans, and I put myself in the Belizean shoe today, not as the Minster of Health and Wellness, but I think that what has happened over the past few years is we have learned. I think that for those persons who really wanted to get vaccinated have already done so. And, even though the Ministry of Health is now starting on a more aggressive campaign, ground to ground, house to house that is starting to try and target those persons who have not been vaccinated, there are genuinely those persons who feel that we need to start to live in some form of normalcy again. That is not to say that everything that is there will be lifted. We need to look at it responsibly in a phased manner and the issue of the curfew is one of the most prevailing points across the country. People feel that is has been going on for too long.”

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