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Posted: Monday, June 7, 2021. 11:34 am CST.

By Aaron Humes: With more than ¾ of Belize’s standing population as visitors to the Commercial Free Zone, Corozal – about 300 thousand – since its reopening, and a similar number coming through the Philip Goldson International Airport since last October, Belize has not had a single case of COVID-19 among them, according to Prime Minister John Briceño.

That is due to the strict protocols in place which will now also guide the recently partially reopened borders between Belize and Guatemala at Melchor de Mencos and Mexico at Chetumal, Quintana Roo.

Speaking to Channel 5 News’ Open Your Eyes this morning, Briceño said there must be a “fine balance” between “following the science” – a mantra of his administration which he credits with significantly reducing active COVID-19 cases since he took office and limiting deaths – and the overwhelming need to put people back to work and generate needed revenue and foreign exchange.

“We believe the risk that we are taking will be worth it. But the minute we see that it’s starting to not work, we are prepared to close the border immediately,” the P.M. said.

Belize is cited by the U.S. State Department as being at a stage 2 level of COVID travel, and cannot afford to become reckless, especially considering that tourism is on the rebound faster than expected, with hotels booked for the summer and airlines like COPA returning, and others like Alaska setting up service.

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