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500 people get 2nd dose from new COVID vaccine supply

500 people get 2nd dose from new COVID vaccine supply

| 18/06/2021 | 30 Comments

(CNS): According to public health figures, 40,516 people have now had both shots of the COVID-19 vaccine after nearly 500 people got their second doses the first day after the Pfizer vaccine supplies were replenished. The clinic is now open again and from Monday, vaccines will be available to everyone over the age of 12 […]

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Vaccine clinic reopens facing revised targets

Vaccine clinic reopens facing revised targets

| 17/06/2021 | 74 Comments

(CNS): Now that government has revealed that the previous population estimate was off by more than 6,000 people, the vaccine clinics, which reopened this morning offering second doses only, face the daunting task of getting shots in at least another 10,000 arms over the next few weeks. At a press briefing on Wednesday, the PACT […]

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Tourism minister to host ‘Jab Jamboree’

Tourism minister to host ‘Jab Jamboree’

| 17/06/2021 | 89 Comments

(CNS): Over 150 prizes will be doled out on Friday to winners who entered a draw after getting their first dose in the Vaccine Challenge, created to ensure that Cayman used up all of the Pfizer COVID-19 shots it had before their expiry date. Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan, who came up with the idea, will […]

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COVID-19 traveller cases spike over weekend

COVID-19 traveller cases spike over weekend

| 15/06/2021 | 57 Comments

(CNS): Public health officials have confirmed that six travellers tested positive for COVID-19 from 701 tests carried out over the weekend but they have not given any indication as to why there may have been a sudden spike in cases. No details have been released about the positive cases, such as where the travellers had […]

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Travellers cleared of quarantine breach

Travellers cleared of quarantine breach

| 15/06/2021 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Travel Cayman officials have said that a group of people currently in isolation who were spotted on social media sitting aboard a boat this weekend were not in breach of the home quarantine protocols. The RCIPS, Public Health and Travel Cayman conducted an investigation into the alleged breach following a report about the circulation […]

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Dart: WTE won’t hurt incentive to reduce or reuse

Dart: WTE won’t hurt incentive to reduce or reuse

| 10/06/2021 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Dart executives have stated that the plan to incinerate and convert the bulk of Cayman’s future garbage into energy will not undermine efforts to reduce and reuse the 100,000 tons of rubbish that the Cayman Islands produce on average each year. The projections for the anticipated increase in waste have emerged from government’s predictions […]

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Dart reports detail $24M dump work

Dart reports detail $24M dump work

| 08/06/2021 | 57 Comments

(CNS): Two recently published reports commissioned by Dart outline the CI$24million worth of work paid for with public cash for the islands’ largest investor to cap the George Town landfill and control the leaching and gas coming off it, based on the deal struck with the previous government just weeks before the election. According to […]

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Local lab gets kit to sequence coronavirus genes

Local lab gets kit to sequence coronavirus genes

| 07/06/2021 | 54 Comments

(CNS): Cayman has begun analysing the full genomic sequence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, from tests taken from infected individuals. The Health Services Authority has acquired two next generation sequencers with the help of donations from R3 Cayman Foundation, the Caring for Life Foundation and an anonymous donor. These machines allow technicians to […]

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Vaccine used up well before expiry date

Vaccine used up well before expiry date

| 07/06/2021 | 40 Comments

(CNS): Concerns that Cayman would be wasting hundreds of COVID-19 vaccines because of their impending expiry dates were allayed Saturday when the last available dose of the Pfizer vaccine was administered at the airport clinic. Following a successful vaccination drive with prize draw inducements, none of the supplies due to expire at the end of […]

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UK OKs Pfizer vaccine for teenagers

UK OKs Pfizer vaccine for teenagers

| 04/06/2021 | 50 Comments

(CNS): The UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has agreed that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has demonstrated high efficacy and safety for children aged between 12 and 15 years old. Having assessed the data provided after clinical trials the vaccine appears to be 100% effective and well tolerated among this age group. There […]

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Dump still home to thousands of scrap cars

Dump still home to thousands of scrap cars

| 04/06/2021 | 68 Comments

(CNS): Thousands of derelict vehicles are still dominating the work of the Department of Environmental Health at the George Town landfill, even as restrictions on the number of scrap cars accepted at the dump each day have been introduced. Decontaminating the vehicles by stripping out oil, other noxious fluids and batteries before crushing and bailing […]

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