COVID-19 Other Information

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The rest of this page has suggestions for fighting COVID-19 that originated outside the Government of Belize, latest first.

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How to Wear, Use, and Remove a Cloth/Home-made Face Mask

Instructions on wearing and using face masks for COVID-19, from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPA). See Source on Facebook.

CDC Adds 6 Symptoms To Its COVID-19 List

The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has long said said that fever, cough and shortness of breath are indications that someone might have the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. It has now added six more conditions that may come with the disease: chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell. See Source.

Free: Let’s Break the Chain of COVID-19 Infection

The Government of the United Arab Emirates is offering an online training course to teach key aspects of infection and immunity to empower you in your community-based advocacy on how to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19. The course covers the chain of infection, how infectious diseases are transmitted and how to break the chain of infection through concrete preventive action. It is free of cost, 100% self-paced, estimated commitment 1 hour, and results in a certificate of completion from the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU). For details, see Source on Facebook.

Reported Cases and Deaths by Country, Territory, or Conveyance

This source has the running totals of COVID-19 statistics by country, including cases, deaths, and tests, by numbers and per million population. Belize is doing very well compared to the world averages. See Source.

BWS COVID-19 assistance to customers

BWS will give a 25% discount to many customers but still try to conserve water. Also, no disconnections for most customers for April and 2 months or less in arrears. For details, see Source on Facebook.

National Days of Prayer and Fasting for Belize

Friday, Apr 10th to Sunday Apr 12, 2020. See Source.

WHO: Homecare for people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19

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Take care of yourself and your family. The following guidlines are to help prevent transmission of infections for households, caregivers and those suspected or confirmed to be ill with COVID-19. From the World Health Organization via the Corozal Chapter of the Belize Diabetes Association. Source on Facebook.

Changes to Opening Hours Due to COVID-19

Changes to Opening hours effectively immediately, April 6, 2020. Notice that the Corozal office will be open 8am to 3pm, Mon-Fri. The image also includes contact numbers, email, and WhatsApp. See Source on Facebook.

Adjusted Customer Services

Belize Electricity Limited advises customers of our adjusted customer services, effective Monday, April 6, 2020. Notice that the Corozal Branch Office is closed. Contact numbers are included in the image. See Source on Facebook.

Belize confirms first case of coronavirus, Cuban doctors arriving to help

Breaking Belize News reports on a press conference by PM Dean Barrow, saying that the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in San Pedro, a Belizean national returning home from L.A. on Thursday, and in self-isolation. Also, about 60 Cuban doctors will arrive starting next week to help.

Snopes debunks myths about detecting or avoiding COVID-19

Includes: keep your throat moist, sip water every 15 minutes, hold a deep breath, use homemade Tito’s Vodka hand sanitizer, breathe hot air from a hair dryer, gargle with salt water or vinegar, use garlic water.

The Best Ways to Kill Coronavirus In Your Home

A good list of general disinfecting guidelines and the best use of bleach, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, and other chemicals for disinfecting.

 

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