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Blood Appeal for Armin Arana

Our media colleague Armin Arana is hospitalized and needs your help. The veteran radio announcer fell ill and is now in need of thirteen pints of blood. Arana’s colleague Julia [...]

MOHW Reels and Comes Again on Vehicle Procurement

The Ministry of Health and Wellness came under fire recently when it was revealed that a contract for the procurement of six vehicles had been given to a businessman who [...]

Belize Receives Vaccines from COVAX Facility

The country is now in phase two of the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. So as people sixty and older as well as those suffering from certain non-communicable diseases, teachers, police [...]

25 Unreported COVID Cases Detected

Earlier this month, a routine check by health officials led to the discovery of twenty-five confirmed COVID-19 cases that had not being reported. These were flagged by the Ministry of [...]

Doctor Manzanero is Back at the Ministry of Health & Wellness

Today, Minister of Health and Wellness Michel Chebat confirmed that the debacle surrounding the Doctor Marvin Manzanero has, in his view, been resolved.  He says the former Director of Health [...]

One New COVID Death Confirmed

After several weeks of going without a casualty, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has recorded another COVID-19 death.  In its daily update, it was noted that there is one [...]

Belize Celebrates World Tuberculosis Day

Belize celebrated World Tuberculosis Day today. According to the Ministry of Health and Wellness, last year Belize had seventy-two cases of T.B. – twenty-four were females and forty-eight were males. [...]

MOH Urges 60+ Group to Get Vaccinated!

Over the past month, the Ministry of Health and Wellness received two batches of vaccines; one thousand Astra-Zeneca vaccines from Barbados and twenty-five thousand from India.  So, in March, the [...]

Only 64% of Healthcare Workers Have Taken the Vaccine to Date

While the Ministry of Health and Wellness pushes for those sixty and older to take the vaccine, it also has to do a bit more education among its own healthcare [...]

M.O.H.W. on the Nuts and Bolts of the Vaccine

The Ministry of Health and Wellness says that there is a lot of misinformation and fear as it relates to the vaccines and this has led to a lower than [...]

M.O.H.W. Reflects on COVID-19, a Year Later

One year ago today, COVID-19 was detected in Belize. Belize’s first patient was a woman in San Pedro. Since then we have recorded over three hundred deaths; been subjected to [...]

Quarantine Regulations Likely to be Extended Past Easter Break

As you know quarantine regulations currently in place since March third restrict the opening of bars, nightclubs and casinos. There is also a curfew from ten p.m. and five a.m. [...]

Weekend Lockdowns for Jamaica NOT Belize

The rumours about a pending three-weekend lockdown are false. News Five confirmed today with Minister of Home Affairs Kareem Musa that a document getting considerable social media buzz is not [...]

Opposition Leader Vaccinated Against COVID-19

The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination program continued today at various stations across the country, including the S.J.C. gymnasium where the leader of the United Democratic Party was inoculated. This [...]

Rollout Enters Phase 2: Bring Proper ID to Centers

The Covid-19 vaccine roll out has been moving rapidly, so rapidly that in Belize City, they are already in phase two. Vaccinations for teachers began on Thursday, so educators are [...]

COVID-19 Numbers looking better, continue to exercise caution

And finally tonight, the Ministry of Health and Wellness is reporting a dramatic drop in Covid-19 cases countrywide with only one new confirmed case, two new recoveries and no deaths. [...]

Lab Techs Learn How to Detect Febrile and Gastrointestinal Illnesses

Lab technicians across the country are being trained in the detection of severe fever-related illnesses, including COVID-19, using modern technology.  A partnership between the Ministry of Health and Wellness and [...]

Detecting Other Variants of COVID-19

Prior to the partnership with Baylor, Belize’s capacity to diagnose certain illnesses was limited and the turnaround time for samples sent abroad for testing was rather lengthy.  What the technicians [...]

Elderly Visitor Says She was Duped at P.G.I.A.

Seventy-one-year-old Gwen Jackson, a Belizean-American visitor, arrived at the P.G.I.A. this morning where she was required to present a negative COVID-19 test result.  Believing that the document she presented to [...]

Belize Should Continue with AstraZeneca Vaccine

Belizeans are encouraged to get vaccinated against COVID-19, despite growing concerns elsewhere regarding the side effects of the Oxford-AstraZeneca shots.  At least twelve countries within the European Union have halted [...]

COVID Numbers Gone Down Fi Real

There are fifty-five active cases of COVID-19 in the country, with six new infections and six recoveries being recorded today.  Fortunately, there are no new deaths to report on this [...]

13 New COVID-19 Cases

The Ministry of Health and Wellness COVID-19 daily report for March to thirteenth through to the fifteenth shows that there are thirteen new COVID-19 infections. There are a total of [...]

The Elderly Population in Belmopan Get Vaccinated!

The Belmopan Civic Centre was today transformed into a vaccination centre for the first phase of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Before midday, over one hundred had come out to get [...]

Health Minister Gets Vaccinated with AstraZeneca

Simultaneously, over at the COVID-19 Unit of the Western Regional Hospital, Minister of Health and Wellness, Michel Chebat visited the vaccination centre there where he got the first of his [...]

Exception Made, Ambassador Jose Alpuche Also Gets Vaccinated

But are people jumping the queue? The first phase of the vaccination rollout plan was for frontline healthcare workers from COVID-19 units. It also included persons sixty years old and [...]