Guatemala 48 hours no new cases of coronavirus. Guatemala has kept the coronavirus cases (COVID-19) under control, since more than 48 hours have passed since the last one was identified, without reports of new infections, an official source reported. Carlos Sandoval, Secretary of Social Communication of the Presidency, assured that “more than 48 hours have passed without having an additional case.” He stated that in Guatemala there are six cases, of which five are under treatment and one died.
GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – Guatemala will close its borders for the next two weeks as part of measures aimed at containing coronavirus, President Alejandro Giammattei said on Monday.
“From tomorrow, we will be cut off from the rest of the world,” he said in a nationally televised address.
Shuttle services are available only for Private, no public shuttle services.
Local Transportation around Lake Atitlan is normal. However, checkpoints are randomly set up throughout the Lake, checking individuals.
Banks, grocery and other services remain operational without interruptions.
Travelers attempting to leave Guatemala via Mexico is not suggested.
How COVID-19 Spreads
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Can someone spread the virus without being sick?
- People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest).
- Some spread might be possible before people show symptoms; there have been reports of this occurring with this new coronavirus, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
Spread from contact with contaminated surfaces or objects
It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
How easily the virus spreads
How easily a virus spreads from person-to-person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious (spread easily), like measles, while other viruses do not spread as easily. Another factor is whether the spread is sustained, spreading continually without stopping.
The virus that causes COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and sustainably in the community (“community spread”) in some affected geographic areas.