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Cabinet extends lockdown in southern villages

Posted: Wednesday, July 14, 2021. 4:22 pm CST.

By Aaron Humes: With still close to 300 active cases of COVID-19 and new cases reported in at least one affected village, the Belize Cabinet has announced its approval for an extension to the lockdown order in the southern villages of Barranco, Midway, and Conejo until July 31, 2021.

The lockdown was previously scheduled to end this Friday, July 16.

When he announced lockdown plans during the July 2 meeting of the House of Representatives, Minister of Health & Wellness Michel Chebat announced that villagers would receive a package of food and other necessary items every four days, as well as a stipend of $150 per week to ensure they would not have to leave the village for any reason. These are expected to continue.

In other COVID-19 news, as of Monday, Belize’s number of first-dose vaccinations had risen to 25 percent of the population, 107,617 individuals. Nine percent, or 39,463, have been fully vaccinated, i.e., they received both doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine or three of the Sinopharm vaccine.

The first week of the revamped vaccination campaign saw a record 19,111. The Ministry has aimed for 70 percent vaccination of the population by the time school is expected to reopen in late August or early September.


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