The Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MSPAS) raised the alert for Covid-19. At the moment there are no confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Guatemala.

In addition to the increased “protocols, norms, procedures, treatment guides, response plans, human resources and materials,” additional doctors and medial professionals were stationed in Guatemala’s main airport.

In an attempt to dispel rumors, MSPAS released a statement on Sunday stating clearly at there are no confirmed or suspected cases of Covid-19 in the country.

The change in alert comes days after Mexico and Brazil confirmed the first cases of Covid-19 in Latin America.