Governor Silvestri 2020-06-15
Starts at 02:15
The Spanish transmission can be found here
COVID-19 Testing and Treatment
- 18 confirmed cases
- 3 showing mild symptoms, rest are asymptomatic
- Treatment center is for medium to high symptoms so no one is there yet
- Treatment center can take 30 and be expanded to 60
- 72 tests pending, all have taken rapid tests, some are showing symptoms
- These are mostly from contract tracing
- If you don’t have to be out and about, stay home to minimise spread
Sickness level of those on the island:
- In order to get the recovered status, need a PCR test to confirm COVID-19 free
- Some people have probably recovered, but haven’t confirmed with tests
- Don’t have many PCR tests so are focusing on those who don’t have it rather
than re-testing those who do.
- Focus on treatment and monitoring status for those with COVID-19
- Pharmacies will sell you MAIZ so if you can afford it please get it
- Some pharmacies may require a prescription
- Costs HNL 1,800 - 2,500 per person
- This cost is why they are focusing assistance on those who can not afford it
- CATRACHO is for those who are hospitalised, so no need to purchase it
- Don’t have capacity to monitor every house to ensure people are quarantining
- There is a person who is legally responsible for each person coming in to
ensure these people are staying in quarantine
- This person will be held responsible if someone reports a person in quarantine outside (send a photo to report people breaking quarantine).
- There are discussions with both Hospital Woods and Cemesa to treat medium to high cases of COVID-19
- The treatment centers are only for low to medium cases.
- There is only one infectologist for the entire Bay Islands and she has been working since day one
- Physicians who are available have been hired
Travel and Immigration
- 3 Options:
- Test negative: quarantine at home
- Test positive, live alone: can quarantine at home
- Test positive, live with others: quarantine at a center
- Repatriation trip will be going forward on Tuesday
- Have 4,000 test kits to test them with, which should arrive Monday or Tuesday morning.
- Approximately 200 people coming back to the islands
- To get on the list to return, message the governors Facebook page
- People coming back will be tested on the islands
Closing the island rumor:
- There’s a meeting on Monday afternoon to discuss it and other issues
- Will do an announcement if things change
Repatriation flights out of Honduras:
- Talk to your embassy or consulate, they’re the best source of information for these flights.
Cayman airways flights to RTB:
- There are no scheduled flights for the next 3 months
Flights from SAP and TGU to RTB:
- Not yet been determined when these will start
- Have just finished a draft protocol for managing internal flights and submitted it to the central government for approval.
RTB airport opening:
- No date yet
Flight from Costa Rica to RTB:
- It’s being organised, but hasn’t been authorised yet
- Very important that everyone who’s leaving home wear a mask outside
- Continuing with the number system for the next two weeks
- Saturday and Sunday are still shutdown
- Expect to fully open up internally 2020-07-15
- Call 911 if you speak Spanish to report businesses not following biosecurity measures.
- Haven’t finished building yet, so no open date
- There is some funding from the federal government which will be used to help build the hospital.
- Much of the allocated funds have been used to buy PPE, treatments and hire doctors.
- The Roatan municipal building is open for any local business that needs to be attended to
- This can be paid this week, the office is open Mon-Fri
Medical studies on MAIZ and CATRACHO:
- No references to supply, do a search
- Note from Paul: