Although Belize has seen a rise in cases since its publication in September 2020, it still maintains a relatively low case count amongst its Latin American and Caribbean neighbors. Researchers Husaini and Abubakar highlight the earlier measures put in place by the Belize government that effectively curbed the community spread of COVID-19 and discuss practical solutions in the future.
They write, “The success of a low community spread of the novel coronavirus-19 can be attributed to the government’s rapid response in effective community participation through communication, promoting personal hygiene, social distancing, quarantine, and rapid mapping to trace, identify, and test potentially COVID-19 exposed persons.
In addition to effective public awareness, legal and spiritual approaches were utilized to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country of Belize. From March 2020, when the first case was confirmed, the methods employed to curb spread were so effective that no new case was reported for over 50 days.” Read Husaini and Abubakar’s research article here: http://ow.ly/gWFk50CF6yN