Sunday, May 19, 2024


COVID-19 cases on the rise again; Omicron variant not yet detected

The number of COVID-19 infections is beginning to increase as the daily reports show more positive cases over recoveries. In San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, the number of infected persons raises eyebrows among the island’s health sector. There were 19 reported cases over the long weekend, and the latest report is again showing double digits. Despite the increase in cases, the COVID-19 variant Omicron has not yet been detected.

Changes to COVID-19 regulations include new curfew and measures for travelers from Africa region

As of Monday, December 6th, the new curfew is (as per Sunday through Thursday) is 11PM to 4AM and Fridays and Saturdays midnight to 4AM. Minors are not allowed to be on the streets after 8PM, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. The other amendment will affect travelers entering the country from at least eight African countries following the new COVID-19 variant Omicron announcement.

Omicron spurs new US regulations: inbound international travelers must test 24-hours before travel regardless of vaccination status

A new Coronavirus variant, Omicron, detected in South Africa, has been making the headlines forcing countries in Europe and other parts of the world to take further measures. Expected to take effect early next week, the US will require all inbound international travelers to be tested for COVID-19 within 24-hours of departure, regardless of the person’s nationality or vaccination status.