Red Bay families released from isolation

| 19/10/2020 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Students, families and teachers all associated with the suspected case of COVID-19 in a child at Red Bay Primary School have now all been released from isolation after tests were completed at the weekend and no one was positive for the virus. However, two travellers who were also tested this weekend were positive as they came to the end of their 14-day quarantine period.

A full update on the current COVID-19 situation is expected to be released later today but there are now no cases associated with the Red Bay case. It is still not certain if the child was positive, though officials have declined to say they think it was a false positive. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee has previously stated that it was very unlikely to have been.

But with no spread resulting from the case, the focus has shifted back to travellers testing positive at the end of their isolation period and those testing positive on arrival, with what officials have said are increasingly heavy viral loads.

Cayman continues to contain the virus within the community, but there is an increasing number of people returning to these islands, particularly from the UK and the US, where the coronavirus is reaching record-breaking highs for infection rates, with no sign of either government getting control of the spread.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    All of you are just jealous because we don’t have to wear masks and can go about our lives while you all decide to he rebellious children and not wear masks. If you want what we have then you have to make a sacrifice for it. I don’t feel incarcerated now or even in lockdown.

  2. Anonymous says:

    How many test kits we got left? We’ve done circa 40k (at least once), but what about all the double testing we’ve been doing on folk at the end of quarantine periods etc. I thought we gave a shed load away to a couple of neighbouring countries early doors??

  3. db says:

    With all of the students, teachers, and adults placed in isolation because they were possibly exposed by the child that tested “positive” it’s really hard to believe not one of those people tested positive. This leads me to believe the child’s test was a false positive. We’ve heard time and time again that Covid is extremely contagious. The question in my mind is – was the child’s test a false positive or was it a miracle that none of those isolated because of possible exposure came down with Covid?

  4. Anonymous says:

    “Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee has previously stated that it was very unlikely to have been.” (regarding whether it was a false positive)

    On what basis does he make this determination and with what degree of certainty?

    Does he have any background in immunology, epidemiology or virology?

    From what I can tell from his bio he’s an anaesthetist by training

    If the CIG is going to be depriving people of their liberty (the most fundamental of rights) they need to be fully transparent with the public on the basis for these decisions

    • Anonymous says:

      We make sacrifices because we love our people. We aren’t a bunch of rebellious children like Americans. Your forefathers must be turning over in their graves over your behavior. Caymanians know how to sacrafice to get what we want. We need to stop listening to the US media and these johnny come latelys stirring up trouble.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Just for the record we locked up the families and close contacts of 54 children on pretty sketchy grounds.

    Dr. Lee and the CIG need to have a good hard think about how cases will be dealt with in the future and create more reasonable protocols.

    To the best of my recollection we have yet to admit to having a false positive in Cayman Islands. The chances of that after so many test results are quite low. The acknowledgement that the tests are not perfect and may return false positives appears to be common in other countries.

    May the odds be ever in your favor…

    • Anonymous says:

      Very good points…

      In the UK the working assumption is 1-4% false positive.

      I would be very interested to know what Dr Lee’s working assumption is

  6. anon says:

    What happens with travellers testing positive at the end of their quarantine period. How long do they remain incarcerated in their hotel room awaiting a negative test, after 15 days of lockup and isolation?.

    • Anonymous says:

      Potentially forever. That’s why I’m not relocating to the Cayman Islands with my family until the hysteria has passed…

      • Anonymous says:

        2:08 pm, good, very good

        • Anonymous says:

          My point or the fact I’m not coming until you all start to calm down 😉

          • Anonymous says:

            Typical, people like you want to come to our islands but have the audacity to bitch about how we do things. If you don’t like our way of life or how we handle situations, here is a thought, don’t come. You aren’t wanted here anyway, especially if you cannot comprehend why people are concerned about this virus, taking into account our small community and the potential chaos that can ensue, stay where you are.

    • Anonymous says:

      Until they are negative

      • Anonymous says:

        Define negative. Negative as in zero or so low as to be non transmissible etc?

        You can’t incarcerate people with no cause. Not unless they pose a risk to themselves or others

        • Anonymous says:

          If you come here under our rules, yes you must remain in the facility until you are tested negative..we don’t want you out and about spreading it..If you don’t want to follow the rules, don’t come..it’s just that simple..

        • Anonymous says:

          It’s not with “no cause”. It is an agreed upon term of a contract. People know the rules of quarantine when they choose to travel in…..no one leaves quarantine without negative test(s).

      • Anonymous says:

        Negative like the red bay primary student?

      • Say it like it is says:

        2.40pm But how long do they have to wait for their next test?.

      • Anonymous says:

        What if your still not negative after 47 days?
        Stupid system!

        • Anonymous says:

          It’s not stupid ..it’s keeping your positive ass away from my family and friends..If you don’t want to stay until you are tested negative, then I’m sure we can arrange a trip home for you…better yet don’t come if you are not going to follow the rules..

        • Anonymous says:

          7:26 then you remain in isolation until you are. There is nothing stupid about protecting our people. Only ignorant fools like you would consider that to be stupid.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Now they must be compensated.

  8. Anonymous says:

    False positive what a shock!

    Who could’ve guessed…

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