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Ministry of Health: Visitors that visited San Pedro in mid-July and are developing symptoms of COVID-19 should call nearest health facility

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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2020. 11:45 am CST.

By BBN Staff: The Ministry of Health today issued an update on 3 clusters of COVID-19 cases.

The Ministry is calling on all who have been on the island of San Pedro in mid-July and thereafter, and are developing signs and symptoms to call the nearest health facility for guidance and remain in self-isolation.

As documented before, the island of Ambergris Caye and specifically San Pedro Town is experiencing ongoing community spread of the disease.

The Ministry says that while it remains unclear where the actual source of the current infections came from, for practical purposes, the following three clusters are being followed closely now:

 The first cluster related to patient #57 has so far identified a large number of cases. In this particular cluster, the Ministry can now indicate that 42% of the active cases on the island are linked to activities at the Allure nightclub, which happened around July 16th – 19th. Any person who was at these activities and is symptomatic should call 0-800-MOH-CARE (0-800-664-2273) or 672-0911/613-0787. 

The second cluster is related to Living Word Church in San Pedro Town.  The number of confirmed and suspected (symptomatic) cases are being linked to a church service held around mid-July and the contacts and those potentially exposed are being followed on the island.

The third cluster is related to the workers from Medina’s Construction Site that were working on the island, which has so far identified several cases and currently represents the highest risk for spread out of San Pedro given the high number of persons that have since left the island. It is requested that all persons from this construction site remain in strict isolation wherever they may be for the next 14 days and should any symptoms develop, call 0-800-MOH-CARE (0-800-664-2273) or call the nearest health facility. 

 The public is advised to stay calm, to maintain physical distancing, practice continuous good hand hygiene and proper cough etiquette. If you are ill and displaying any flu-like symptoms, stay at home and call 0-800-MOH-CARE for further guidance.


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