Archive for March 13th, 2020

Dump truck crash causes oil spill

Dump truck crash causes oil spill

| 13/03/2020 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Motorists on the Linford Pierson Highway were being urged to drive with caution Friday evening after a dump truck crashed, which led to an oil leak on the road. Police said the collision happened just before 2:30pm near the roundabout closest to the Crewe Road junction. Gravel has been applied to the spill but […]

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Cayman locks down in face of COVID-19

Cayman locks down in face of COVID-19

| 13/03/2020 | 212 Comments

(CNS): Government has revealed a range of strict measures, including banning gatherings of more than 50 people, stopping all cruise ship calls and closing all education institutions, in an effort to try to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, within the community. Government has also extended the travel ban, which now includes the […]

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Suspect COVID passenger on CAL flight

Suspect COVID passenger on CAL flight

| 13/03/2020 | 68 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: A business class traveler on Cayman Airways KX103 from Miami that landed in Cayman Friday, who was said to have symptoms associated with COVID-19 is no longer thought to have the virus, but health officials have said the person has been isolated. Passengers who didn’t have contact with the patient have been released […]

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Fire crews get the better of dump fire

Fire crews get the better of dump fire

| 13/03/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): After almost one week of battling an extensive and challenging fire at the George Town Landfill, Chief Fire Officer Paul Walker said that “incredible progress” has now been made on getting the better of the of the blaze, which has raged through a large part of the dump. He said he expected that by […]

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Cayman’s first COVID-19 case causes HCCI to close

Cayman’s first COVID-19 case causes HCCI to close

| 13/03/2020 | 105 Comments

(CNS): Health City Cayman Islands is closing down for two weeks because some of its staff who treated a patient who tested positive for COVID-19 are now feeling unwell. HCCI has said that for the next two weeks all medical and hospital staff that came into contact with this patient, as well as his wife, […]

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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.