The government of Belize has said it won't re-open the airport until reliable rapid-tests for the coronavirus are available.

Today, the Director of Health Services - who had just come out of a meeting with the National Oversight Committee - appears don Ask the Experts and said, basically, don't hold your breath for a rapid test:

Dr. Marvin Manzanero, Director of Health Service

"I don't think it is going to be a rapid test. I don't think we will be getting any viable high sensitivity rapid test in the next couple of weeks or even months, because the date seems to be prolonged for when that will happen. Let's say if you start doing it upon arrival, what happens if you find out somebody is positive in a rapid test and you have a full flight of 180 people. Do you have the 180 people just wait out at the airport until you have determine that person is truly positive? I think that's part of the concern that we have."

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