Archive for March 20th, 2020

Medical chief orders isolation under law

Medical chief orders isolation under law

| 20/03/2020 | 145 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee, as most senior public health official in the Cayman Islands, is using the Public Health Law to order returning residents to follow the 14-day self-isolation period, creating some legal authority over the situation. Dr Lee made the announcement at Friday’s COVID-19 press briefing, when he also confirmed another […]

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Cayman Islands closes to new arrivals

Cayman Islands closes to new arrivals

| 20/03/2020 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Owen Roberts International Airport closed to new arrivals on Thursday, as preparation began for the three-week border shutdown in an effort to keep the COVID-19 pandemic at bay. Customs and Border Control said that from today (Friday, 20 March) only Caymanians, residents, essential personnel and those with connections to Cayman arriving on flights from […]

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Jury trials postponed for 3 weeks

Jury trials postponed for 3 weeks

| 20/03/2020 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Once the three-month long ‘gold’ trial wraps up this week, the Grand Court is suspending all other jury trials for a period of six weeks, Chief Justice Anthony Smellie said in a statement from the courts Thursday. As the courts take action in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, they will be focusing on […]

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Buses stay on road, gov’t avoiding full curfew

Buses stay on road, gov’t avoiding full curfew

| 20/03/2020 | 51 Comments

(CNS): There is an “inherent risk in just living” while the coronavirus is around, Premier Alden McLaughlin warned Thursday, when he said government was not shutting down the local bus network. He pointed out that, despite the efforts being taken in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic to curb the potential spread, there were […]

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