The Belize Medical and Dental Association has issued a release expressing concern over a possible third wave of COVID and calling for stricter restrictions, including a daily 7:00p.m. curfew.
Here is the full text of their release.
"The surge in cases of COVID-19 in our country over the past few days is of major concern for the members of The Belize Medical and Dental Association. We believe that further restrictions must be implemented urgently in order to mitigate the spread of the virus. The BMDA is cognizant of the economic and social repercussion of a complete lockdown therefore we do not support it at the moment. The use of face masks, frequent hand washing, social distancing and vaccination continue to show efficacy in the containment of the virus. We have observed that lately our population has become lax and we are now dealing with the consequences of this. Until the end of the third wave, we believe that the following should be implemented:
1. Extend curfew to 7pm until 5am daily
2. No indoor dining
3. Close Bars and Casinos
4. Strict supervision of public transportation to ensure safety measures are implemented
5. Encourage work from home when possible
6. Increase testing at job sites
7. No face to face learning until our students 12-17 years old vaccinated.
8. No face to face learning for preschool and primary school until the wave have passed
9. Insist that all frontline workers be vaccinated or get tested
We continue to ask the public to adhere to the established Public Health safety measures. Let us all do our part to put an end to COVID 19."