A nightly curfew from 18:00 to 06:00 (local time) has been imposed in Belize City until further notice for children under the age of 16 as of Friday, July 19. The curfew is intended to abate the recent spike in violent crime, including several murders, in Belize City, which police believe is often perpetrated by minors. Children found violating the curfew will be returned to their homes and parents will be held accountable for violating the curfew.
Heightened security measures and nightly movement restrictions are to be expected in Belize City over the coming weeks.
Individuals in Belize City are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate a heightened security presence and localized disruptions during curfew hours, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.
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