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No test results, 2nd patient hospitalised

No test results, 2nd patient hospitalised

| 06/04/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): There were no new test results ready for Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee to announce at Monday’s COVID-19 press briefing, but he said several were still being processed and were expected later. Dr Lee said there are now two people in hospital on Grand Cayman who have tested positive for coronavirus, one patient […]

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CoP refers ‘rogue’ rider arrest to ombudsman

CoP refers ‘rogue’ rider arrest to ombudsman

| 06/04/2020 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Police Commissioner Derek Byrne revealed at Sunday’s press briefing that an arrest made by his officers has been referred to the ombudsman for investigation. The arrest was made on Saturday, 4 April, following a high-speed chase of one of five ‘rogue’ dirt bike riders. Byrne said that during a time like this, when the […]

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BA flight expected Monday evening

BA flight expected Monday evening

| 06/04/2020 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Governor Marty Roper confirmed on Monday that the British Airways air-bridge emergency flight was due to land this evening after leaving the UK earlier today. It is landing in Bermuda first before coming to Cayman, where it will overnight. However, the governor stressed that the crew will be fully isolated and vigorously managed.

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HSA cleared to import doctors if needed

HSA cleared to import doctors if needed

| 06/04/2020 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Cabinet has cleared the Health Services Authority to recruit between 50 and 100 doctors from Cuba if needed during this current COVID-19 pandemic. At this point, there is no indication the HSA will need to call on this back-up of physicians but if it does, as an institutional registered health facility, under the Health […]

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Occupant tackles home invader

Occupant tackles home invader

| 06/04/2020

(CNS) UPDATED: the 39-year-old man from West Bay who was arrested following a home invasion last week has now been charged with criminal trespass, common assault, and breach of curfew. He was expected in court Monday, 6 April. A resident of a home on South Church Street in George Town tackled the would-be burglar on […]

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False rumour aimed at governor triggers probe

False rumour aimed at governor triggers probe

| 06/04/2020 | 57 Comments

(CNS): A viral voice note making unfounded allegations against the governor and his wife and a false conspiracy theory about the real motivation for the British Airways emergency flight is now under police investigation. Governor Martyn Roper made it clear on Sunday that his wife will not be on that flight, as she remains in […]

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Queen thanks people for staying home

Queen thanks people for staying home

| 05/04/2020 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Queen Elizabeth spoke to the people of Britain and the Commonwealth by video on Sunday, in a very rare address, to thank all healthcare and other front-line workers battling the coronavirus pandemic, but she also thanked everyone who was staying at home, “thereby helping to protect the vulnerable”.

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PM in hospital as virus symptoms worsen

PM in hospital as virus symptoms worsen

| 05/04/2020 | 6 Comments

(CNS): British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who announced ten days ago that he had COVID-19, has been admitted to hospital as his symptoms, including a high fever, have worsened. While questions have been raised about his ability to continue leading the UK and its response to the pandemic, officials at No 10 Downing street have […]

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COVID-19 positive cases continue to climb

COVID-19 positive cases continue to climb

| 05/04/2020 | 40 Comments

(CNS): Another four patients have tested positive for COVID-19, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said Sunday, as cases in Cayman continue to rise steadily. Three of these samples came from people connected to others who previously tested positive. The fourth had a travel history, showing that the virus can still emerge even after 14 […]

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Cops collar rogue biker in Newlands

Cops collar rogue biker in Newlands

| 05/04/2020 | 86 Comments

(CNS): Residents in Newlands as well as police officers all appeared to forget the social distancing rules when the public came out to watch the police chase a rogue biker on Saturday. Dozens of officers were involved in the arrest of the 23 year-old man from Bodden Town after he crashed the bike into the […]

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Alden backs booze shops remaining open

Alden backs booze shops remaining open

| 04/04/2020 | 138 Comments

(CNS): The current restrictions across the community designed to contain the spread of COVID-19 were not about making judgements over whether people should be allowed to drink alcohol or not, Premier Alden McLaughlin said at Saturday’s press briefing. Facing questions about closing the liquor stores, he made it clear it was not sustainable to shut […]

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We have created a new system to help us address questions we receive from the public for the press briefings. We are getting hundreds every day and it’s impossible to read and deal with them while the PB is in process as there are a lot of moving parts to being able to do the Zoom meeting, take notes and respond to their info in real time.

So we are asking people to send their questions each day BEFORE NOON to: covid-questions@caymannewsservice.com

This will give us a chance to read, sort and consolidate the questions so that we get to the issues that people are most concerned about.

Thanks for your help. In the meantime the ones you have sent will be sorted and collated.