Archive for April 21st, 2020

400 ‘screening’ samples in testing queue

400 ‘screening’ samples in testing queue

| 21/04/2020 | 104 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee had no test results to give at Tuesday’s COVID-19 press briefing because the testing machines were going through “scheduled maintenance and quality checks” again, he said. However, around 400 samples have now been taken from front-line hospital workers in the first batch of ‘screening’ samples given by people […]

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Cops investigate Newlands collision

Cops investigate Newlands collision

| 21/04/2020 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS is investigating a road crash last week in which one of the drivers involved left the scene. The collision happened at about 6:30pm on Wednesday, 15 April, on Hirst Road. A purple Honda Fit travelling north was forced to maneuver to avoid hitting a black pickup truck pulling out of Moonbeam Drive. […]

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CoP says curfew tickets will be reviewed

CoP says curfew tickets will be reviewed

| 21/04/2020 | 48 Comments

(CNS): A quality control office has been established at the RCIPS and all tickets issued to people for breaching the COVID-19 soft curfew and prosecution warnings for those breaking the overnight hard curfew will be reviewed before people are charged, Police Commissioner Derek Byrne has said. Public complaints are increasing over tickets being issued incorrectly […]

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Homemade masks given to front-line workers

Homemade masks given to front-line workers

| 21/04/2020 | 16 Comments

(CNS): An army of volunteers has been stitching away over the last couple of weeks making protective fabric masks with filter pockets for those whose jobs are bringing them into direct contact with the public every day during the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative, which is being organised through the Cayman Islands Red Cross (CIRC), has […]

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UK sending military personnel to Cayman

UK sending military personnel to Cayman

| 21/04/2020 | 209 Comments

(CNS): The British government is sending nine members of the armed forces and three other military officials to the Cayman Island for an extended period. As he announced the arrival of this military team on Monday, Governor Martyn Roper said they were coming to support the territory during the COVID-19 pandemic and as we approach […]

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