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Cruises disrupted by disease outbreak

Cruises disrupted by disease outbreak

| 12/02/2020 | 16 Comments

(CNS): While one of Princess Cruise Line’s ships is stuck in quarantine at the Japanese port of Yokohama following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus on board, another ship in its fleet is heading back to the US, having been denied entry into Trinidad and Tobago after more than 350 passengers began suffering with a […]

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CIG restricts travel from mainland China

CIG restricts travel from mainland China

| 10/02/2020 | 22 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has imposed travel restrictions that limit entry, by boat or aircraft, for anyone who has travelled to, from or through mainland China within fourteen days immediately preceding arrival in the Cayman Islands. Returning residents with a travel history that includes China within two weeks will be quarantined, most likely at […]

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Governor and DG support child sexual abuse prevention

Governor and DG support child sexual abuse prevention

| 10/02/2020 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Last week Governor Martyn Roper, Deputy Governor Franz Manderson and members of their staff took the Cayman Islands Red Cross training session on recognising the signs of and preventing child sexual abuse. CIRC said that since 2014, around 3,000 people in the Cayman Islands have taken the Darkness to Light’s (D2L) session to tackle […]

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Thousands of cruise ship passengers quarantined

Thousands of cruise ship passengers quarantined

| 10/02/2020 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The outbreak the novel coronavus (2019-nCoV) continues to significantly affect the cruise ship industry. In the port city of Yokohama, Japan, the number of confirmed cases on board the Diamond Princess, owned by Princess Cruises, jumped from from 70 to 130 Monday, giving the ship the highest concentration of coronavirus cases outside of China.

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CBC on alert for coronavirus

CBC on alert for coronavirus

| 06/02/2020 | 27 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control Service (CBC) has said it is vigilantly screening people entering the country who may have the novel coronavirus, known as 2019-nCoV. WHO now states the global figure of those infected is approaching 30,000, with over 560 deaths. The vast majority of cases remain in China but people […]

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Clinic opens for flu, prep for coronavirus

Clinic opens for flu, prep for coronavirus

| 06/02/2020 | 4 Comments

(CNS): There are still no reported cases of coronovirus in Cayman, the latest respiratory flu-like illness now sweeping the globe, but the Cayman Islands Hospital is already dealing with an increase in seasonal flu patients and has taken the step of opening a designated clinic at the George Town General Practice Clinic. This will help […]

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Minister defends changes for Health City doctors

Minister defends changes for Health City doctors

| 04/02/2020 | 69 Comments

(CNS): Changes to the Health Practitioners Law, apparently designed to help doctors and other professional healthcare workers at Health City Cayman Islands renew their licence to practice beyond the original six year cap, were brought in good faith and not to avoid government law suits, the health minister has said. Dwayne Seymour said they were […]

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HSA plans flu clinic to manage coronavirus response

HSA plans flu clinic to manage coronavirus response

| 03/02/2020 | 65 Comments

(CNS): The Health Services Authority is preparing a separate flu clinic at the hospital to help it manage and treat any influx of people infected with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) or other respiratory illnesses, as the latest flu-like virus spreads around the world. At a press conference on Monday, officials said Cayman has no confirmed […]

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Warnings over rapid rise of coronavirus

Warnings over rapid rise of coronavirus

| 30/01/2020 | 53 Comments

(CNS): The World Health Organization’s Emergency Committee on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is meeting today, Thursday, after which it may declare a global health emergency, given the rapid spread of the virus. As well as spreading across every region of China, infections have been recorded in at least 15 other countries. Public health officials here […]

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Students furious over dump failings

Students furious over dump failings

| 29/01/2020 | 183 Comments

(CNS): Students from the Cayman International School are furious after the latest and certainly one of the most serious dump fires on Friday, and say they have many questions for government about its failure to address the growing landfill and wider waste-management problem. The private school, built by the Dart Group, is extremely close to […]

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HSA monitoring new virus after US case

HSA monitoring new virus after US case

| 23/01/2020 | 36 Comments

(CNS): With one case of a new strain of coronavirus, known as 2019-nCoV, now reported in the United States, public health officials in the Cayman Islands said they are monitoring the situation surrounding this new respiratory disease, which, it now appears, can be transmitted from human to human. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has […]

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