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Belize confirms first case of coronavirus, Cuban doctors arriving to help

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Posted: Monday, March 23, 2020. 9:56 am CST.

By BBN Staff: After being the only Central American country free of the coronavirus in the last few weeks, Belize today confirmed its first case of covid-19.

In a press conference by Belize’s Prime Minister, Dean Barrow, he told the nation that the first case of the covid-19 was confirmed in San Pedro.

The patient is a Belizean national who returned home from Los Angeles on Thursday. The Prime Minister said that she (the patient) began feeling ill after she arrived and was in self isolation.

PM Barrow also announced that the National Oversight Committee will inform on additional measures to prevent the spread and transmission of Covid-19.

Barrow also noted there is help arriving for our medical personnel. He said Belize will be dispatched a team of approximately 60 Cuban doctors to the country starting next week via facilitation from the Cuban embassy.


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