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Taiwan calls for vigilance amid escalating unrest in Belize City

2018/09/10 20:45:40

Taipei, Sept. 10 (CNA) Taiwan's Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA) on Monday cautioned visitors to Belize to remain vigilant as the Central American nation has declared a state of emergency in the south side of Belize City.

Due to escalating criminal activity in the area, Belize Governor-General Colville Young has declared a 30-day state of emergency effective last Wednesday, BOCA said.

Taiwanese nationals who are currently in the country are advised to pay attention to their own safety, avoid crowded places and stay tuned to the latest developments, it said.

In the event of an emergency, if urgent contact is needed, Taiwanese nationals in Belize can reach Taiwan's Embassy in Belize City at (+501)-601-1493.

(By Ku Chuan and Ko Lin)