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Public urged, but not helped, to recycle e-waste

Public urged, but not helped, to recycle e-waste

| 22/01/2021 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Government officials are blaming the public for an increase in mixed waste going to the dump, which sparked two small fires there this week. Officials said that people are not separating electronics and batteries and urged them to stop mixing these items in general garbage. But unlike the recycling depots for cardboard, paper, aluminum, […]

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West Bay clinic overwhelmed by vaccine seekers

West Bay clinic overwhelmed by vaccine seekers

| 21/01/2021 | 63 Comments

(CNS): Dozens and dozens of West Bay residents converged on the small district clinic on Wednesday when it began offering the COVID-19 vaccine to those in the first category. According to various people who turned up for their shot at 8am when the clinic opened, staff were overwhelmed and disorganised. People were told to go […]

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New rules don’t reflect border opening date

New rules don’t reflect border opening date

| 21/01/2021 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Changes to of some of the existing COVID-19 restrictions, including an increase in the number of people allowed to attend outdoor public gatherings, all of which have been put in place for three months, do not have any impact on the border opening date, officials have said. New regulations and a notice to extend […]

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Nearly 6,000 people now vaccinated

Nearly 6,000 people now vaccinated

| 20/01/2021 | 41 Comments

(CNS): There is still no evidence that demand for the COVID-19 vaccine has slowed down in any significant way here in the Cayman Islands, after another 697 people received the first dose of the Pfizer shots over the last 24 hours. Public health officials have now administered 5,946 vaccines in people falling into the first […]

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Over 5,300 get first dose of COVID vaccine

Over 5,300 get first dose of COVID vaccine

| 19/01/2021 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The COVID-19 vaccination plan continues apace with 5,339 people having received their first dose within two weeks of the Pfizer shots arriving here. Following government’s decision to use up all 9,750 doses of the vaccine that were delivered on 5 January for first shots and give the second from new supplies of up to […]

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Six COVID positives among pre-tested travellers

Six COVID positives among pre-tested travellers

| 18/01/2021 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Another six people tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend, according to the latest figures released by Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee, despite the requirement that people take a test three days before travelling here. The six positive coronavirus test results were in asymptomatic travellers and among a batch of 459 tests results, […]

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Policy change over reserved 2nd vaccine dose

Policy change over reserved 2nd vaccine dose

| 16/01/2021 | 80 Comments

(CNS): Public health officials will now be using up all of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines that arrived in the Cayman Islands on 5 January. This is a change of policy, as they previously said they were retaining half of them to deliver a second dose in the middle of next month to those who were […]

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Under 800 vaccine courses left

Under 800 vaccine courses left

| 14/01/2021 | 55 Comments

(CNS): Cayman will have to wait at least one week, possibly two, before it gets more vaccines but it will likely run out of the COVID-19 shot tomorrow. This will stall the National Vaccine Programme, which has seen a rush of those in the first group take up the voluntary shot. Just a week after […]

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Trace of COVID found weeks after isolation

Trace of COVID found weeks after isolation

| 14/01/2021 | 25 Comments

(CNS): A member of the community who was tested as part of the regular COVID-19 front-line worker screening programme has received a very weak positive result. The individual and their household returned from the UK some weeks ago and have already been through the normal quarantine and screening process with no problems. Given that the […]

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Minister unsure on extent of health cover problems

Minister unsure on extent of health cover problems

| 13/01/2021 | 72 Comments

(CNS): Health Minister Dwayne Seymour has said he is not sure if there are many furloughed workers or small business owners in the tourism sector still struggling to pay health insurance premiums, despite claims to the contrary coming from those on the ground. Responding to a CNS question at last week’s press briefing about the […]

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Next vaccines not due until end of month

Next vaccines not due until end of month

| 13/01/2021 | 88 Comments

(CNS): Demand by residents in the Cayman Islands for the COVID-19 vaccine appears to have exceeded expectations and the 4,875 courses of the Pfizer vaccine that arrived in Cayman last week will have been administered and allocated by the beginning of next week unless there is a marked slowdown in demand. Officials have indicated that […]

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