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July 14, 2022

Ministry of Health and Wellness is girding to combat new sub variants of COVID-19 in Belize

Officially, Omicron variant, subvariants BA.2 and BA.5 were detected here this week. Persons with these sub-variants are presenting varying degrees of symptoms, ranging from runny nose, [...]
July 14, 2022

With the arrival of new COVID subvariants comes a renewed push for vaccination

Officially, Omicron variant, subvariants BA.2 and BA.5 were detected here this week. Persons with these subvariants present varying symptoms, ranging from runny nose, sore throat, headache, [...]
July 13, 2022

Most COVID-19 restrictions now lifted; new statutory instrument addresses self-testing

The new Statutory Instrument 100 of 2022, in effect since Tuesday, only allows importation and usage subject to approval from the Ministry in writing of a [...]
July 13, 2022

Ministry of Health and Wellness continues to preach personal responsibility to avoid COVID-19; no new mandates

Cases are expected to plateau in the next few weeks pending any increase due to Omicron BA.4 and .5 sub-variants.
July 13, 2022

Belize braces for onslaught of Omicron BA.5 subvariant of COVID-19

Of 40 recent samples that were genomically sequenced, the Ministry announced yesterday that one showed the BA.5 sub-variant as opposed to the others which were of [...]
July 13, 2022

Health Officials: ‘Immune-evading’ BA.5 subvariant account for 65% of COVID-19 cases

Officials continue to urge the public to take preventative measures like getting vaccinated and antiviral treatments to avoid getting seriously ill.
July 12, 2022

U.S. Scientists conduct study on COVID-19 antibodies in Belize

This study will assist researchers and public health officials in better understanding the spread of the virus and identifying vulnerable populations to more effectively mitigate the [...]
July 12, 2022

Health officials: BA.5 subvariant “highly infectious”

Health experts say that BA.4 and BA.5 variants are driving new waves of the disease in Europe and the United States.