Lockdown in Belize
We have our 20.00-05.00 curfew. Few shops open, a ban on all movement on Sundays. No social gatherings, all the beaches are closed. Bicycling is banned and we have been told that swimming is illegal!!
We are now listening to local radio which has given us a very useful 8 point guide to safe kite flying.
We have spent our days idling, some snorkelling, much reading and Caroline has finished her mathematics course work.
Normally nomadic we are uncertain as to what to do next. We both feel penned in, like we imagine most do. We are, of course, used to no TV and only occasional wifi.
Belize has 18 cases of Covid-19, 2 have died and every day an hour long programme details who caught what and when, how many masks, testing kits have been donated and so on.
Belize has food wasting away as there was oversupply even before the tourist ban so there is no food shortage here. Our district has had 0 cases, but is still in the same lockdown as everywhere else. Children 16 and under have an even tighter curfew. The news programmes have door creaks as someone walks into the room, telephones ringing and pauses and discontinuities.
There have been no new cases reported in 3 days – hurrah, but there are 88 tests outstanding.
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