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Belize Records First Case of COVID-19 in San Pedro

The first case of COVID-19 was confirmed today. The woman is currently under quarantine in San Pedro, while her family members are in isolation. The individual, who is a Belizean, [...]

DHS Manzanero Outlines Contact Mapping for First COVID-19 Case

A thorough investigation, which includes retracing the journey of the San Pedrano affected by COVID-19, is being undertaken by the Ministry of Health.  Her travels included a layover in Texas, [...]

Cuban Medical Brigade This Way Cometh

Cuban doctors are being deployed to various countries where COVID-19 has been established. A group is already in Italy where the death count continues to increase. A Cuban Medical Brigade [...]

Cleopatra White and Matron Roberts Polyclinics are Listed for COVID Hospitalization

Several health facilities in Belize City have been identified by the Ministry of Health should there be a need for persons suffering from COVID-19 to be hospitalized.  Karl Heusner Memorial [...]

San Pedro is Under 72 Hours State of Emergency

Earlier today, Governor General Sir Colville Young signed a statutory instrument bringing into effect a state of emergency for Ambergris Caye.  Under the regulations for the state of emergency everyone [...]

Belize’s Top Tourist Destination Confirms First Case of Deadly COVID-19

When official word came of the first positive case in San Pedro, residents scrambled to get off the island. Hundreds work in the tourism industry, but are not permanent residents [...]

COVID-19, Public Transportation and What You Should Do!

While measures are being tightened in San Pedro through a state of emergency, restricting travel, the Department of Transport is putting in place preventative measures that will help in containing [...]

Tents Erected on La Isla Bonito Amid COVID-19 Detection

In the wake of today’s announcement of the presence of COVID-19 in San Pedro, several military tents have been erected in an area of town.  Doctor Marvin Manzanero explains that [...]

M.O.H. on Top of Mapping for First COVID-19 Patient

During today’s “Ask the Expert” live webcast at three this afternoon, the Director of Health Services shared more information about the investigation into the first confirmed case.  As a part [...]

D.H.S. Updates on COVID-19 Prep

The panelists during the webcast, D.H.S. Doctor Marvin Manzanero and the Minister of Health Pablo Marin, also spoke on a number of other issues raised by viewers. Doctor Manzanero touched [...]

Sarawee Family Threatened by Fake COVID-19 News About 4 Year-Old Boy

A man in Stann Creek is appealing to the public to stop the fake posts about persons allegedly infected with the novel coronavirus. Derrington Ramirez says that he and his [...]

Reydarius Sho is Hacked to Death in the South

Since the round-up of gang members in Belize City, the gun violence has subsided.  But there was a murder recorded over the weekend in southern Belize. Around midday on March [...]

Lindon Hinds & Kendale Flores are Charged for Murder of 5 Year-Old Kia Herbert

It’s been almost a week since five-year-old Kia Herbert was senselessly murdered inside her house on Pitter Street in Belize City; she was with her mother, Frances Herbert when shots [...]

A Fatal Accident on Melinda Road

A traffic accident claimed one life in southern Belize. A Hope Creek resident perished on the Melinda Road when he was heading to work. Shon Dee Emmanuel was riding his [...]

Man Dies 3 Weeks After Car Accident on Hummingbird Highway

An elderly man also perished as a result of a vehicular accident. Back on March first, sixty-six-year-old Ruperto Garcia was involved in a road traffic accident on the Hummingbird Highway, [...]

K.H.M.H. Goes into Emergency Mode

The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital goes into emergency mode now that the first case of COVID-19 is known.  Visitation procedures have been adjusted as part of the hospital’s response to [...]

Caye Caulker Residents Become Stranded in Belize City

After the confirmation of Belize’s first COVID-19 case in Belize, transportation to and from San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye was discontinued. San Pedro has been placed on quarantine and residents [...]

COVID-19 Oversight Committee Meets Following First Case Confirmation

The Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition will be co-hosting a press conference scheduled for Wednesday and we will bring that to you as it happens. But this [...]

More Questions for the Experts!

One more issue coming out of from Ask the Expert session. The public posed a number of COVID-19 questions to the panel, including the case of Michigan, U.S.A. tourist, as [...]

How Prepared Are Frontline Law Enforcement Officers for COVID-19 in Belize?

At today’s police press briefing, News Five took the opportunity to ask the Commander of the Crime Investigation Branch in the Eastern Division about the preparedness of the police department [...]

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 [...]