PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad -- Six Caribbean nations instituted
disaster-management plans to deal with SARS should outbreaks occur
in the islands.
In response to guidelines issued by the Trinidad-based Caribbean
Epidemiology Centre, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica,
Montserrat, St. Maarten and Trinidad and Tobago met with public
health officials to ready hospital facilities and institute public
Belize temporarily banned entry of travelers from China, Hong
Kong, India, Singapore, Vietnam and Canada.
Separately, Jamaica placed its medical and emergency services on
alert and Bermuda urged residents to postpone nonessential travel
to Toronto, but will permit Canadians to enter Bermuda.