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February 1, 2021

“Sweetheart pass” for parties?

After section 7 which deals with restriction of gatherings for a social purpose, the section reads, “8.–(1) The Minister may, on application made in writing, exempt [...]
February 1, 2021
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Ministry of Health and Wellness: COVID-19 infections nearing 12,000

The latest national update, which covers the period January 31-February 1, shows that there have been 38 newly-confirmed infections, bringing the national total up to 11,945.
February 1, 2021

Belize logs 44 new COVID-19 recoveries

The Ministry's latest national update showed that new recoveries brought the national total up to 11,353 and the recovery rate up to 95.0.
February 1, 2021

One COVID-19 death reported in the last two days

Under the Ministry's new reporting format, the daily report formerly issued on Sunday is combined with the data issued on Monday.
February 1, 2021

‘Supplies are not free’: Patients continue to rack PPE medical charges in the thousands

Responding to questions today from BBN about exorbitant PPE charges, Minister of Health and Wellness Michel Chebat would only say: "Supplies issued to patients are not [...]
February 1, 2021

COVID-19 pandemic claims four times as many jobs as financial crisis a decade ago

The Associated Press via PBS Newshour quotes ILO Director-General Guy Ryder as saying that this has been the most severe work crisis since the Great Depression [...]
February 1, 2021

Joe Biden bans use of “China virus” to refer to COVID-19 pandemic 

Among the raft of decisions is a direction to federal agencies to examine whether xenophobic references such as “China virus” or “Kung Flu,” phrases regularly used [...]
February 1, 2021

Belize among countries to receive AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine through COVAX facility

The vaccines are scheduled for delivery beginning in the second half of February through the second quarter of 2021 (April to June).