Covid-19: Belize closes border with Mexico

Belize is the only country in Latin America and the Caribbean that has not presented cases of Covid-19 coronavirus

Belize.- Yesterday, the government of the neighboring country Belize announced its closure of the border with the state of Quintana Roo, as a security measure by Covid-19.

Resultado de imagen de Belize closes border with Mexico

As of the first hour of today, March 22, border crossings are closed for the flow of people with unnecessary actions; that is to say, only the entrance to trucks and cargo planes with supplies for the country will be authorized.

Only nationals, residents and diplomats who live in the country will be able to enter, which is subject to inspection and possible quarantine for 14 days, ”the Belize government reported.

Philip SW Goldson International Airport will be closed as of Monday, March 23.

These actions are taken as prevention, since Belize is the only country in Latin America and the Caribbean that has not presented cases of Covid-19 coronavirus.

As part of the increase in protective measures against the coronavirus COVID-19, the belize government announced that, starting tonight, will close its border with Mexico, as well as the free zone of Corozal, which borders Quintana Roo, with the exception of cargo transportation.

The border will close at 11:59 p.m. today for nationals and residents who wish to travel outside of Belize except for emergencies.

The closure of the free zone will represent a serious blow to Chetumal, the state capital.

“Only nationals, residents, and diplomats who live in the country will be able to enter, which is subject to inspection and possible quarantine for 14 days,” it was reported in a statement issued by Belize.

Philip S.W. International Airport will also close on Monday. Goldson, after the last scheduled flight departures.

These measures only apply to the movement of people and not of trucks or cargo planes.

The agreement, which will be reviewed in 30 days, was made yesterday by the Covid-19 National Oversight Committee, meeting in Belmopan, Belize, in order to reduce the risk of contagion, since that country does not register a single confirmed case. .

“Preventing the virus from entering Belize and practicing self-isolation are the two most important steps that can be taken to avoid a community outbreak,” said the Ministry of Health.

In Quintana Roo, the Ministry of Health (SESA) announced tonight that confirmed cases of coronavirus increased to 12. Of the 96 suspected cases, 61 were negative and 23 are under study.

Source: newsmaker.news, debate.com.mx

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