The Ministry of Health and Wellness is pleased to announce the arrival of 25,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Belize. The donation is made possible by the people and Government of India.

United Airlines Flight No. 1408 carrying the vaccines arrived today at 2:00 p.m. at the Philip Goldson International Airport. Hon. Michel Chebat, the Minister of Health and Wellness, was joined by Dr. Deysi Mendez, Chief Executive Officer; Ambassador Amalia Mai, Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade; Dr. Natalia Beer and Dr. Julio Sabido, technical advisors at the Ministry, to receive the donation on behalf of the people and Government of Belize.

Mr. Arun Hutchandani, Honorary Consul of India in Belize as well as other officials and representatives of the Indian Community were also present for the delivery of the donation.

The formal acquisition of this donation was made possible through the Office of the Prime Minister; Hon. Eamon Courtenay, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade; Mr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Indian Foreign Minister; and His Excellency Manpreet Vohra, High Commissioner of India.

The COVID-19 Vaccination Exercise continues this week with the remaining frontline health workers in the public and private sector. Thereafter, the Ministry will move to phase 1b and start administering vaccines to persons 60 years and older. The public is encouraged to get vaccinated when it's their turn.

The Ministry reminds the public that even after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, persons are to continue to follow the COVID-19 guidelines: wear masks properly in public, maintain social distancing and wash and sanitize hands often. Please stay at home and call the Ministry's hotline at 0-800-664-2273 for more information.

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