Former Belmopan Area Representative John Saldivar is reportedly hospitalized after exhibiting symptoms that are consistent with COVID-19. While his health status is yet to be confirmed, we understand that Saldivar was missing in action from Wednesday’s elections, prompting many to question the reason behind his absence. We are also made to understand that a councilor from the Belmopan City Council was also displaying symptoms of the disease earlier this week. On Wednesday, Saldivar suffered a stunning loss at the polls to the P.U.P.’s Oscar Mira who walloped him by a wide margin of over two thousand votes. According to Opposition Leader Patrick Faber, he cannot confirm Saldivar’s medical condition. And we can confirm that Minster of State Mike Espat is hospitalized, but not for COVID-19.

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