Nicaragua Called Negligent in Covid-19 Prevention

Police agents arrive at the San Salvador International Airport. EFE/Rodrigo Sura

Nicaragua and Belize are the only two countries in the region that haven’t taken five of the seven sanitary measures recommended by the World Health Organization.

By Confidencial

HAVANA TIMES – Nicaragua and Belize are the only two countries in the Central American Integration System (SICA) that have yet to fulfill the majority of the seven sanitary measures established in the international regulations approved by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Nicaragua hasn’t suspended classes in their schools and universities, nor has it decreed a quarantine for citizens and foreigners; nor have they implemented any restrictions on public activities and crowds, as the international regulation recommends.

It has also not implemented any restrictions on flights coming from other countries with confirmed cases of Coronavirus, or a total restriction of foreigners into the country, according to the document.

The report from the Central American Integration System was elaborated following several meetings between the region’s heads of state. Following the first meeting, Vice President and First Lady Rosario Murillo noted the importance of this type of meetings and of adopting recommendations for avoiding the spread of the Coronavirus.

Murillo gives lip service to the meeting

“The importance that governments give to human security, public health, the common good of the peoples in the region, and principally to this menace, this global pandemic, also informs the peoples of the region that our national health systems are attending to the pandemic according to the protocols oriented by the WHO and the Pan American Health Organization, taking national measures through the Ministries and the Secretary of Health, including binational and cross-border collaboration between health services for the integral attention to suspected and confirmed cases of Covid-19,” Murillo assured on Thursday.

Nevertheless, far from adopting the measures recommended by the health organizations, the Ortega government has neglected them, calling for rallies and mass walks with no type of concern or measures.

“It’s criminally irresponsible. Ortega and Murillo should be charged for exposing people to danger. They’re playing with the public health of Nicaraguans and forcing the state workers to attend a high-risk activity. This could signify a huge problem for the whole country,” expressed former guerrilla leader and ex-Minister of Health Dora Maria Tellez.

The detailed report

The SICA report on the reginal plan, entitled “Central America United against the Coronavirus”, details that Nicaragua is one of three countries that haven’t registered any infected persons. Panama and Costa Rica are the most affected, with 36 and 26 cases.

The document also reflects that according to the type of alerts that the eight member countries in SICA have issued, Nicaragua, in theory, is on national alert. Nonetheless, the results of this measure are unknown, due to the misinformation and lack of communication of the Ortega regime.


14 thoughts on “Nicaragua Called Negligent in Covid-19 Prevention

  • July 26, 2020 at 5:11 am

    I think you can read if you are make some comment in some articles. FIND ANY comparison tabs about any illness and you will be amazed and then fully understand. The procent of Covid death are globally under 5%. How many HIV, CANCER, FLU are every year each one? What is the procentage of death? Far far far far more then any COVID19. So wake up and not follow some children games. I think you are adult perhaps pretend you’re if not…

  • July 26, 2020 at 5:02 am

    Absolutely agree with that. People wake up please. As a adult can write comments but try to not understand what is going on? Nicaragua is absolutely amazing and have a my support. Don’t let Mr. President to change anything. The ordinary flu is thousand times deadly then Covid 19 and no one did too much about. I’m adult and want to have a full responsibility of my own life and nobody will not dictate what should I do or not. Wake up all the people and read statistics about other illness. The Covid is just cover economic useless of your governments… I hope this fake will soon finish…

  • April 3, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    There is no economy in Nicaragua… that was destroyed in 2018 by the murderous dynamic duo when they murdered the protestors and subsequent actions. I think Frank Stein’s post of March 17, 2020 was smack on point… kill the old and infirm off and there’s more dosh left over for his ‘get out of Dodge’ fund for when he’s finally forced to do a bunk.

  • March 29, 2020 at 7:51 pm

    Capitalism destroyed Nicaragua.
    Ortega’s family and the actual economic system in Nicaragua is based on a neo-liberalism economic! USA, Brasil, Mexico, Nicaragua want to keep produce and don’t stop in the name of the economy. Capitalism doesn’t prioritize the human as covid-19 crisis is showing you.
    Socialism is something else dude!

  • March 25, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    Who ever is trying to cover for Ortega is an idiot or a slave! Even Cuba is putting up way more measures to contain/treat for COVID-19. He is betting on killing thousands of elderly that are owed their social pensions! He is a genocidal maniac that needs to be in jail or 6 feet under. Socialism destroyed Nicaragua!

  • March 21, 2020 at 9:42 am

    So what? Let’s keep moving around and spread the virus? This will not affect the economy in short term but a epidemic explosion will affect it in medium term, with the same results you said about FMI debts but + more deaths then, maybe some of your family too. Doesn’t make sense your conspiracy theory.

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