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    Guatemala confirms the first case of coronavirus with a traveler from Italy
    By Mega Diary
    March 14, 2020

    The president of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, confirmed this Friday the first case of COVID-19 coronavirus in the Central American country, corresponding to a traveler from northern Italy who is already hospitalized in quarantine.

    The president confirmed the case at the beginning of a speech in the south of the country, which he interrupted when he received a call informing him of the first case in the country.

    "His origin was from northern Italy, he was accompanied by three of his relatives," said the president, who confirmed the transfer of the patient to the Villa Nueva National Hospital, adapted to care for patients with the coronavirus.

    Giammattei interrupted a speech in the south of the country when a call entered his phone in which he received the information about the first case. When hanging up, he clarified that he had been told that he is a Guatemalan.

    He said that it is "official" that in Guatemala "we have the first case" and clarified: "The good thing is that he has already entered and we are going directly to the hospital, (the patient) is already undergoing treatment."

    The president added that on the same flight, "from Aerom?xico, five Salvadorans were coming and they were immediately forwarded to their country of origin."

    In the afternoon, the president offered to spread a message on the national network and stressed that "it is time to deal, it is not time to worry, that we do not panic, that we have to act with sanity, with measure and continue with the measures preventive measures that had been so successful to this day ”.
    Last edited by Missouriwatcher; March 19, 2020, 06:45 PM.

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    Guatemala registers first death from coronavirus, health minister says
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    GUATEMALA CITY, March 15 (Reuters) - ...

    Monroy told a news conference the 85-year-old man returned from Spain without showing signs of illness and that the country had two other cases of confirmed coronavirus infection. (Reporting by Sofia Menchu; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)
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      Coronavirus: Alejandro Giammattei confirms six cases of covid-19 and announces border closures
      Prevention measures were taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and there are border closures, announced President Alejandro Giammattei.
      by Eddy Coronado
      Posted on March 16, 2020 at 10:03 a.m.

      Confirmed cases of covid-19 increased to six people who tested positive, reported President Alejandro Giammattei.

      Two of the cases were transferred from the airport to the Villa Nueva hospital, while two of the new infections are family members of the person who died on March 15.

      Two other cases were confirmed from people in quarantine.

      On Wednesday the Executive will present the emergency plan to Congress with a budget expansion and economic reactivation of the country for the deputies to approve.

      On Friday March 13 they confirmed the first case of covid-19, the infected is a 27-year-old man who returned from a trip from Madrid, with a stopover in Bogot? and San Salvador.

      Mayors must remain calm and avoid sending erroneous messages to the population so as not to cause confusion, the president also warned.

      At 20:00, another national network is planned to inform the population about the progress.
      Border closure

      The president also announced that he will close the entry of foreigners for the next two weeks. "We are going to close the country's borders for the next 15 days, the last flight will enter today before 24 hours," said Giammattei.

      Also by land, only Guatemalans and people with residence may enter.

      The president also said he ordered officials not to appear at congressional citations.

      "I am requesting a precautionary measure before a court so as not to attend more than 114 times that health officials have had to go to Congress to answer questions," said Giammattei.

      Minutes later, the block of the National Hope Unit (UNE) announced that it was suspending citations to health officials.

      The Industry Park will also be enabled to begin serving the quarantine, if the confirmed cases are to be extended.


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          President confirms 13 cases of COVID-19 in Guatemala
          Posted 1 day ago
          - 03/21/2020
          By Luis Carrillo

          The president made a call to stay home and abide by the measures.

          President Alejandro Giammattei reported that four new cases of coronaviruses were confirmed in the country yesterday, totaling 13 in the last eight days.

          “We were informed of three people who tested positive after the tests. Two of them were in quarantine, the other was not, ”the president reported during a radio interview, which was also confirmed by Carlos Sandoval, head of the Presidential Secretariat for Social Communication.

          Hugo Monroy, head of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MSPAS), specified that one of the new cases came from the United States, while another is from Costa Rica, and one more had been visiting Europe.

          In addition, MSPAS authorities indicated that patient number 13 is a 51-year-old woman, who did not travel abroad, but had contact with an infected patient.

          The patients

          Among those infected is a 44-year-old woman from Cuilapa, Santa Rosa, who traveled from New York, and was quarantined at her home. The other person is a 36-year-old man, residing in Mixco, Guatemala, who entered the country on March 18, as he came from Costa Rica, and was sent to the Villa Nueva hospital from the airport, where he remains under medical surveillance.

          The third patient detected today is a 29-year-old man, originally from Ciudad Vieja, Sacatep?quez, who had traveled to Denmark, Spain, France and Costa Rica in recent weeks.

          Until yesterday, the Public Health authorities had carried out 244 tests, and 512 people remained in quarantine.

          Likewise, as part of the containment measures for the nationals abroad, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs published the emergency numbers of the Guatemalan consulates in the United States, for those who are stranded by the coronavirus crisis, and thus can be advised with an official source.

          "These numbers are for all the people who are stranded in the United States," the Foreign Ministry detailed in its official Twitter account.


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            Guatemala reports 21 cases of COVID-19
            Updated 2020-03-25 14:12:41 | Spanish. xinhuanet. com

            GUATEMALA, March 24 (Xinhua) - Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei reported a new confirmed case of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the number of people infected with the new coronavirus disease to 21 in the country, including a death from this cause.

            The new case corresponds to a 54-year-old man, originally from Guatemala City, but whose details of where he was infected are unknown.

            In addition, Guatemala maintains more than 1,000 people in quarantine, while conducting tests and ruling out suspicious cases.

            All the infected were admitted to the Villa Nueva hospital, on the outskirts of the Guatemalan capital, but from today they moved to the Parque de la Industria, in the center of Guatemala City, where the facilities were conditioned to receive these patients .

            The authorities maintain social distancing measures such as the cancellation of lessons, a curfew from 16:00 local time and the suspension of public transport.

            According to Giammattei, "the measures have taken effect thanks to the collaboration of people."

            The president also called on the mayors of the different municipalities of the country to abide by the provisions and close the markets in their towns.


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              President Giammattei confirms 28 cases of coronavirus in Guatemala
              Posted on 03/27/20201 minute read
              By Drafting Perspective

              This Friday, during the supervision of the construction work of the hospital for potential coronavirus patients in Quetzaltenango, President Alejandro Giammattei announced three new cases of the coronavirus COVID-19, that is, 28 cases in total in the country.

              This is a 65-year-old man and woman, who 15 days ago arrived in the country from Spain and when they got off the plane were quarantined and tested positive.

              The third new case is a 71-year-old man who had contact with positive cases.

              According to the president, of the 28 cases, five are recovered, one deceased and 22 are active.

              The president announced that among the active cases there is a person in serious condition with kidney failure and with a ventilator for two days, which is why he is in the intensive care of the Villa Nueva Specialty Hospital.


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                Coronavirus in Guatemala: Alejandro Giammattei confirms 34 cases of coronavirus
                President Alejandro Giammattei announced this Saturday, March 28, two more cases of covid-19 in Guatemala, bringing the total of 34 positive patients with the new ccoronavirus infection. In addition, the president reported that five more patients have recovered.
                by Jos? Manuel Patz?n
                Posted on March 28, 2020 at 11:03 a.m.

                President Alejandro Giammattei, in a press conference confirmed two more cases that increases the figure to 34 positive cases of covid-19 in the country and with the five most recovered patients, there are 10 people who would have overcome the infection.

                The new Guatemalans infected with the covid-19 coronavirus are cases 33 and 34. The first corresponds to a 63-year-old man, from Sacatep?quez, who had contact with the relative of the deceased. Patient 34 has been confined in a private sanitarium since last Friday, March 27; a 70-year-old man who had contact with people from the United States and Panama who have already left the country, the Ministry of Health reported.

                The president, from the temporary hospital installed in the Parque de la Industria, said that the first five recovered patients could be discharged on Monday, while the five most recent evolution, should wait a little longer, however, the tests covid-19 would have already tested negative.

                The president also announced that the necessary steps are being taken to acquire more tests and to be able to count on the ability to carry out massive examinations, in case the stage of community infections is reached.

                "I want to report that 22,500 massive tests will be delivered next week, in case we move to the next stage of community cases," said Giammattei, who explained that these tests are donated by a management of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI).

                In addition, the president confirmed that 15 thousand tests will be received that were managed by the Ministry of Health with the support of Social Security and the Foundation for the Development of Guatemala (Fundesa).

                Due to the coronavirus emergency, the state of calamity and curfew remains, for this Sunday the president is expected to report if he lifts some measures or they are extended.


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                  President Alejandro Giammattei announced this Sunday, March 29, that Guatemala has 36 cases of Coronavirus.
                  by Jos? Manuel Patz?n
                  Posted on March 29, 2020 at 7:03 p.m.

                  The President of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, said on Sunday in the national network that there are 36 positive cases of coronavirus; In addition, it announced a series of economic measures to support the

                  Among the cases are 10 recovered and one deceased, while the rest remain in the Villa Nueva hospital, said the president, who added that 1,400 people are quarantined in their homes for having had some kind of contact with the infected.

                  The president indicated that they will allocate Q200 million from the Emergency Fund to grant aid from Q1 thousand to 200 thousand families, whose economy has been affected by the containment measures implemented by the Government. In addition, he indicated that Q72 million from the Ministry of Social Development will be used to reach more families...


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                    Coronavirus: Giammattei confirms two new cases and number rises to 38 in Guatemala
                    President Alejandro Giammattei confirmed this Tuesday, March 31, two new cases of coronavirus in Guatemala, in total 38 have been detected.
                    by Oscar Garc?a
                    Posted on March 31, 2020 at 1:03 p.m.

                    He stated that there are 12 people recovered and one deceased, an 85-year-old patient.

                    Eleven patients remain in the Villa Nueva Hospital, of these three in intensive care. Fourteen in the Industry Park.

                    According to Health authorities, two patients remain in private sanatoriums, of the recovered 10 were discharged.

                    Patient 37 is a 29-year-old man who returned from Spain on March 14.

                    The person was isolated and quarantined at home, after detecting a positive, he was transferred to the Villa Nueva hospital.

                    Case 38 is about a 44-year-old woman, according to a history, a relative of the patient was in New York.

                    He started with symptoms on March 26 and went to a private sanitarium, where he was swabbed and tested positive

                    The president added that some patients are under observation for relapse due to the spread of covid-19.

                    "The highest peak of contagion has not reached Guatemala," said the official....


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                      Giammattei confirms 46 cases of coronavirus in Guatemala and calls for maintaining social isolation
                      Alejandro Giammattei asked that people stay home to prevent a tragedy from happening in Guatemala like in Ecuador.
                      by Irving Escobar
                      Posted on April 1, 2020 at 6:04 p.m.

                      Guatemala added seven cases of coronavirus and the official figure is 46, according to President Alejandro Giammattei.

                      In a message to the nation, Giammattei explained that there are 12 cured, 33 active patients - two in intensive care and one intermediate care - and one deceased.

                      Of the seven cases today, five are family members who were in quarantine. In addition, there are more than 2,500 people in quarantine ....


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                          Coronavirus cases in Guatemala reach 50 after three weeks of first infection

                          The representatives of the hospital centers will meet with health authorities to assess the epidemiological situation.
                          ?The only security we have is our ability to adapt."


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                            Covid-19: Health confirms second deceased and 7 more cases
                            So far, according to official data, there are a total of 57 positive cases, including 2 deaths.
                            By Publinews
                            Saturday April 04, 2020 at 10:57

                            The Ministry of Health and Social Assistance (MSPAS) disclosed new cases of Covid-19 coronavirus in the country, as well as the second deceased in official data.

                            So far, according to official data, there are a total of 57 positive cases, including 2 deaths.
                            Second deceased

                            According to the information released by the Health portfolio, it is a 71-year-old person who was in the intensive care of the Villa Nueva National Specialized Hospital.

                            With this person there are already two cases of deceased patients with Covid-19 that are registered in the country.


                            So far the cases are officially registered as follows:

                            57 confirmed cases
                            2 deceased
                            15 recovered
                            40 active cases under treatment.

                            More cases were expected

                            On Friday night, President Alejandro Giammattei indicated that "there were 3 suspected cases."

                            Prepare help

                            The president explained that on Sunday April 5 they will start with the delivery of the food boxes.

                            In addition, he indicated that tomorrow the trucks will be loaded. On Sunday, they will be taken to the homes of people in need right now.


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                              GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei has banned travel between the different departments of the Central American country before and during Easter to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

                              The ban comes as Guatemalans living in large cities were preparing to head home to celebrate Easter with family members in the countryside, many of them older and more vulnerable.

                              Giammattei also announced a ban on the sale and consumption of alcohol that will take effect on Sunday afternoon and end on April 12.

                              Even though Guatemala has only 61 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and two deaths, one of the lowest numbers in the region, Giammattei had already put in place both a curfew and travel restrictions.
                              ?The only security we have is our ability to adapt."