Posted: Thursday, March 12, 2020. 3:27 pm CST.
By Aaron Humes: Prime Minister Dean Barrow has announced the formation of a COVID 19 National Task Force and Oversight Committee to tackle the containment of the deadly virus, which thus far has no presence in Belize.
The Oversight Committee is co-chaired by the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition, with representation from the social partners and business community.
The Task Force features representatives of the health and other sectors. which will manage the established plan for tackling coronavirus.
Decisions on whether to ban cruise ship and air travel, close schools and otherwise will be determined following a meeting with stakeholders after the press briefing. For now, non-essential air travel is discouraged.
The Prime Minister reassured that once we work together we can get through the ongoing crisis.
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