Six new COVID cases in travellers

| 18/02/2021 | 32 Comments

(CNS): Another six people tested positive for the coronavirus in a batch of 461 results carried out since Tuesday afternoon, according to Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee. There are now 29 active cases of COVID-19 among the 785 people in quarantine and isolation, two of whom are suffering symptoms. Cayman has now recorded 425 cases of the virus, more than half of which have been in travellers arriving since 1 October.

While both the US and the UK are finally starting to see a decline in virus transmission rates, given the huge spikes that these two countries saw over the last few months, the virus is still trickling into these islands, despite pre-travel testing.

Meanwhile, Cayman’s national vaccination programme has now delivered at least one shot to more than 10,000 adults, with over 7,000 people receiving the full course.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Caymanians remove Alden’s government Now!

  2. Anonymous says:

    too many people traveling for nonsense reasons.

    • Anonymous says:

      Agree!!

      Are these new work permit holders (taking a job a local could do?)

      Are these arrivals any Caymanians that “left and now returning?” If so, Travel Time owes it to us to confirm their travel was vetted (documented family Illness, death, medical)

      Who is still returning?
      Snowbird condo owners?
      School kids?

      I’m happy we have pre-testing, but the numbers of COVID carrying passengers on these flights are scary.

      Also, the mayhem boarding process pre-Christmas time needs to be addresses. If we know these flights are carrying a Variant, we need to enforce safety protocols (and fines!) for travelers.

      My parents flew in on the Skylar Mack flight and said soooo many teenagers coming home for the holidays took their masks off as soon as a flight attendant wasn’t looking.

      Every passenger needs to be warned that the flight counts as COVID protocol and if we keep flying COVID cases inbound, we need to protect the other passengers.

      Remember, if you are carrying this and get an elderly person sick, they may not make it past their 14 days in Q???

      Personal protection for others must be key.

      • Anonymous says:

        You do realize that you don’t actually need to demonstrate a reason to travel out? So your idea of getting peoples reasons just won’t work. The only time you would have to show a reason is on entry, and then only if you are not a resident. If you think everyone has to justify their travel and either are lying or Traveltime aren’t checking, think again. No need to lie. You could literally tell CAL you are going to Miami for a party – no problem.

        • Anonymous says:

          Thumb down me all you like – it’s true. You don’t like it take it up with Alden, but the policy is residents are free to travel as long as they do the q on return ( or not if they know the right people lol).

    • Anonymous says:

      Get Real!
      Who made you the travel police?
      Who gave you the right to determine essential needs of others?

      Go lock your self away for the next 10 years if you are scared of this virus!

    • bracca@hotmail.com says:

      Most coming here to get the covid vaccination for free after quarantine. They cant get it in their own country but we give it for free to any Tom, Dick or karen! Sad to say this but there are “those” that believe they are above the law and self entitled these days. Lots of good people coming back to quarantine and follow the rules also, so that has to be said and recognized. Can’t make the good suffer for the bad.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Peoples still preoccupied with tracking every single covid positive not being aware about “tragedies of the uncommons”.

    Interesting article today on BBC.

    The moments that could have accidentally ended humanity
    https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210217-the-moments-that-we-could-have-destroyed-humanity

    “ When humanity first made plans to send probes and people into space in the mid-20th Century, the issue of contamination came up.”

    “ Firstly, there was the fear of “forward” contamination – the possibility that Earth-based life might accidentally hitch a ride into the cosmos. Spacecraft needed to be sterilised and carefully packaged before launch. If microbes snuck onboard, it would confuse any attempts to detect alien life. And if there were extra-terrestrial organisms out there, we might end up inadvertently killing them with Earth-based bacteria or viruses, like the fate of the aliens at the end of War of the Worlds. These concerns matter just as much today as they did back in the Space Race era.”

  4. Anonymous says:

    How are they getting on a plane sick and with symptoms?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Know anything about the quarantine breach this week in Cayman Brac?

  6. Anonymous says:

    The Premier claimed this week that CAL crews are not required to quarantine because of the extensive COVID protocols in place during flights. When has he been on one of these flights? The crew no longer wear full PPE and on recent flights some flight attendants were not even wearing masks when seated in bulkhead. CAL has gotten very lax! WHile they may not leave the planes in Miami or Jamaica, the mingle with the passengers.

    • Anonymous says:

      Not sure where you are getting your information. I am married to CAL cabin crew and they wear high quality masks. She basically assumes every passenger has COVID and is very careful. She is tested several times a week and has now been fully vaccinated (ie, two doses). It is hard earned money for what she goes through, with limited hours compared to pre pandemic.

      The proof is in the pudding….they have not caused any community spread. None.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes this is very true. Even the pilots who fly from Brac to Little Cayman do not wear mask. They can be seen inside the terminal office talking to staff and passengers who also do not have mask – guess the rules for airports do not apply for Little Cayman.
      Yes, CAL is very, very slack.
      Now CAL is bragging about the Max 8, giving tours and doing free flights from Grand to Brac.
      CAL, you want to impress the public —do something about the ridiculously high prices of travelling from Grand to Miami and Grand to Brac.

    • Anonymous says:

      The crew have abandoned all hope once being told they have to fly on the death max.

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