Archive for April 2nd, 2020

Curfews to be extended and expanded

Curfews to be extended and expanded

| 02/04/2020 | 255 Comments

(CNS): As the battle to suppress COVID-19 in the Cayman community continues, alongside the news of a future mass testing campaign, Premier Alden McLaughlin said he is also extending and expanding the curfews. The hard evening curfew, which is due to end Friday, will be extended for two more weeks, while the soft curfew will […]

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CMO warns of ‘clusters’ of COVID-19

CMO warns of ‘clusters’ of COVID-19

| 02/04/2020 | 70 Comments

(CNS): With five more positive samples of COVID-19 from people who have had direct contact with previous patients who tested positive, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee warned Thursday that clusters of the virus are developing in specific households. But there is still hope that the spread of the virus can be contained, so government […]

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Population details still in question

Population details still in question

| 02/04/2020 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The current population and demographics of the Cayman Islands are uncertain, as the most recent figures have not yet been released. The estimated population in the Spring 2019 Labour Force Survey by the Economics and Statistics Office was around 68,000, but some estimates indicate that the real figure could have been as many as […]

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Dying man wins appeal against extradition

Dying man wins appeal against extradition

| 02/04/2020 | 16 Comments

(CNS): An American national living in Cayman who was charged with counterfeit crimes in the US relating to the labelling of pet medication has won his appeal against extradition. Dr Iain Nigel MacKellar (62), who lives in North Side, is suffering from serious health problems and had challenged efforts to send him to the US […]

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Face-mask debate rolls on

Face-mask debate rolls on

| 02/04/2020 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Almost three weeks after the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the Cayman Islands, officials have begun discussing the pros and cons of wearing face-masks to limit the spread of the coronavirus. As is the case around the world, there remains some debate about their effectiveness because they give very little protection to […]

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