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Belize: Attorney General explains government’s easing of some SOE restrictions

This morning, Prime Minister Dean Barrow took to the airwaves in a virtual press conference to announce that government has amended some of the regulations in the Statutory Instrument (SI) which gives effect to the national State of Emergency. Government’s amendment of the SI, which comes into effect tomorrow, Friday, May 15, is geared toward a relaxation of the stringent measures that were put in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in an effort to open more sectors of the local economy.

By afternoon, Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte appeared on the government’s webcast Ask the Experts to explain the do’s and don’ts of the amendment.

Before he began his presentation, Peyrefitte said that he met a young man who boasted to him that he went to make purchases at a store and didn’t have on a mask.

“There are no points for being irresponsible. If you don’t follow the protocols, you are putting yourself and your loved ones and all of us in Belize at risk,” Peyrefitte said, “There is no reason to be irresponsible, because there is the possibility of a second and a third wave (of COVID-19),” he emphasized.

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