Posted By: Marty
Mainland residents evacuated from the island - 04/06/20 10:36 AM
Mainland residents previously screened leave Ambergris Caye. Others still waiting to get off the island
On April 4th a group of about 60 persons was able to leave the island via five separate boats, and an additional nine on Sunday, April 5th. According to a source with the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Ambergris Caye, the groups that managed to leave were not part of the scheduled run that was postponed. Those allowed to leave had previously been identified, screened, and their departure cleared by MOH.
According to information provided to The San Pedro Sun, one boat left for Corozal Town, another with people to Orange Walk District, while the other three vessels headed to Belize City. This group of persons were allegedly assisted by the islandís police formation, who worked along with the local Health Department and were cleared for departure by MOH. The other set of people who left on Sunday were also part of this initial group, which according to Dr. Javier Canul at the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II, had been screened and cleared to leave the island by island health authorities.
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