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44 New COVID-19 Cases; 40 are from San Pedro!

There are a staggering forty-four new COVID-19 cases to report tonight; those are from samples processed today and separate from the thirty-three positive cases released on Tuesday night. That means [...]

K.H.M.H. Doctor Tests Positive for COVID-19; 10 Healthcare Workers Now Have the Virus!

Tonight, there is a fear and concern among healthcare workers at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital after one of their doctors tested positive for COVID-19.  The concern at the hospital [...]

Elderly COVID-19 Patient is Critical; Hospitalized on Ventilator at K.H.M.H.

And now we get an update on that hospitalized person who was transferred from Belmopan to Belize City at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. The patient is an elderly woman [...]

COVID-19 Patient from Belmopan is Rushed to the K.H.M.H.

As we reported on Tuesday, Elron Franco, Jesse Leon and Doctor Hector Cisneros who are attached to the pharmaceutical supplier all tested positive on Monday. During a contact tracing exercise, [...]

Human Resource for COVID-19 Critical Patients is Limited

So, as you heard the critical case had to be transferred to the K.H.M.H.  One of the reasons is because she needs ventilator support, but the Western Regional Hospital doesn’t [...]

Nightclub Goers Form an Active Cluster in San Pedro

The number of positive cases in San Pedro continues to jump and is peaking at one hundred and thirty-three as community transmission of COVID-19 spreads on the island. There are [...]

San Pedro Town Becoming a Ghost Town after Almost 100 Active COVID-19 Cases on Island

COVID-19 is ravaging San Pedro where the highest number of cases is being reported.  Up to Tuesday night, there were ninety-three active cases of the virus on the island, but [...]

Inadequate Quarantining in San Pedro

Health officials from the Central Health Region have been on the island as contact tracing exercise continues for positive cases. While all active cases are currently quarantined, majority at their [...]

A Coast Guard Sailor Tests Positive for COVID-19

A coast guard sailor is the first to test positive among his peers in maritime law enforcement.  On Tuesday evening, the Belize Coast Guard was informed by health officials that [...]

P.U.P. Launches Plan Belize Policy on Education

Schools remain closed across the country as a containment measure to COVID-19.  But today, the People’s United Party rolled out its education policy, promising access and quality education from preschool [...]

Should Private Flights Continue to be Allowed to Land at P.G.I.A.?

Civil Aviation earlier today issued a list of flights that landed at the P.G.I.A. during the month of July.  Fifty-six aircrafts landed, including repatriation flights on United Airlines, Tag, Moses [...]

Opposition Leader Calls Out M.O.H. for Mismanaging COVID-19 Crisis

Opposition Leader John Briceño on Tuesday blasted the Barrow Administration, saying that the Ministry of Health is scrambling for solutions as COVID-19 cases are on the rise.  A P.U.P. release [...]

John Briceño Says Border Jumpers Endangering Lives

While at the launch of its education policy, the opposition leader was also asked about border jumpers.  The Ministry of National Security has been having a difficult time restraining these [...]

Will There Be a New P.U.P. Area Rep. for Fort George?

Two-term Prime Minister and Fort George Area Representative, Said Musa continues to recover from a stroke.  The veteran politician suffered a very rare stroke in early May and received treatment here in Belize and [...]

Belize Central Prison Suspends Inmate Visits Indefinitely

Tonight, there are no known cases of the coronavirus within the walls of the Belize Central Prison and prison authorities want to keep it that way. So Kolbe Foundation has [...]

Serving Time at Prison under Extended S.O.E.

The state of emergency to stem the gang violence that broke out in Belize City several weeks was extended, following the last sitting of the House of Representatives.  Those incarcerated [...]

Keeping Belize Central Prison COVID-Free Through CARICOM IMPACS

Across the Caribbean, there have been concerns raised about the state of prisoners amid the COVID-19 pandemic which can have disastrous effects due to the congested facilities.  While Belize has [...]

Restructuring at the Western Regional Hospital for the New Norm

Belmopan has recorded five cases of the coronavirus and as you heard earlier, one of those cases, a female patient, had to be transferred to the K.H.M.H. in critical condition.  [...]

Changes in Services at Western Regional Hospital

The purpose of the changes is to assist with the surveillance efforts for COVID-19 patients, while preventing contact with persons seeking specialized medical attention.  But Doctor Javier Zuniga advises that [...]

Douglas Villager Detained for Border Jumping

A border jumper from Douglas Village has been detained and placed in quarantine. The man, identified as Miguel Alamilla, was spotted shopping in a community called Javier Rojo Gomez, better [...]

COVID-19 Joke on Facebook Lands Man in Hot Water with Cops!

A second man was also quarantined today and expected to be swabbed all because of a post he made on Facebook post. Ryan Gentle posted a photo without a mask [...]

21,000 COVID-19 Test Kits in Country

At the top of newscast we told you about the forty-four new COVID-19 cases confirmed today. And as the cases continue to grow, routine testing is not available. The tests [...]

Taking Stock of Ventilators

The Ministry of Health says it continues to prepare for COVID-19 in respect of equipment.  As you may know, those critical COVID-19 patients who experience respiratory distress need ventilator support. [...]