Archive for March 26th, 2020

Curfew will transition to ‘shelter in place’

Curfew will transition to ‘shelter in place’

| 26/03/2020 | 113 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin said Cabinet has now come up with a definitive set of regulations that will enable the current 58-hour curfew, imposed to try to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in the community, to be lifted on Saturday. After 5:00am on 28 March, the Cayman Islands will move to ‘shelter in place’, which […]

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48 COVID-19 samples negative

48 COVID-19 samples negative

| 26/03/2020 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Local officials are becoming increasingly hopeful that the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, may still be contained here after another 48 samples taken from staff and patients at Health City Cayman Islands and the Health Services Authority all came back negative on Thursday. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said these tests were all done at […]

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Bosses must follow labour law

Bosses must follow labour law

| 26/03/2020 | 75 Comments

(CNS): With mounting anecdotal evidence that local workers and permit holders are being unfairly treated by bosses during the national crisis created by COVID-19, the labour department is warning employers to follow the law. From workers being forced to use up vacation during the temporary shutdown to people being fired without getting a cent, some […]

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Port boss takes action after containers fall

Port boss takes action after containers fall

| 26/03/2020 | 30 Comments

(CNS): After two empty containers fell off a stack at the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands’ storage facility earlier this week, Acting Port Director Joseph Woods has issued an order to reduce the number in any stack from six to five, pushing the North Sound Road storage area to its limits. Woods explained that […]

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Armed man breaches curfew

Armed man breaches curfew

| 26/03/2020

(CNS): A 26-year-old man from George Town is in police custody after he was arrested Tuesday night while breaching the COVID-19 curfew and being armed. Police stopped the man just after 8pm Tuesday evening while they were on patrol in the capital. The suspect was walking along Saturn Close, and when officers stopped to speak […]

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COVID-19 tests still too few to help

COVID-19 tests still too few to help

| 26/03/2020 | 65 Comments

(CNS): Cayman has tested less than 150 people for COVID-19 because it doesn’t have enough tests. Despite the ability to test locally, a false negative has made the authorities even more reliant on the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the long time-lines for confirmation to inform us of transmission rates and whether positives are […]

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