Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2020. 12:57 pm CST.
By Aaron Humes: The Belize City Council has confirmed that a member of its staff, a traffic officer, tested positive for COVID-19.
The Council says in a statement that it does not believe the employee contracted COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Nontheless, they have asked the employees who have had close contact with the affected employee to go into quarantine for a two-week period.
The Council says it continues to work closely with the Ministry of Health to support the contact tracing process so that it may be smooth and effective.
City Hall concludes, “Presently, the safety and wellbeing of our staff and residents remain the priority and we will continue to exercise every measure of caution possible. Consequently, we are temporarily closing the Traffic Department office with immediate effect so that it may be sanitized fully. Until then, we will be offering traffic services remotely and will be processing payments through our cashier at City Hall. We urge all residents to keep abreast of the updates provided through the Ministry of Health and continue to adhere to all safety protocols. Our thoughts and prayers are with our colleague and we are hopeful that there will be a full and speedy recovery.”
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