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Over 80 COVID cases reported over weekend

Over 80 COVID cases reported over weekend

| 25/10/2021 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Just two travellers tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on exit from quarantine at the weekend but another 81 people, including 13 children, picked up the virus in the community over the weekend. According to various sources, people have tested positive across all sectors of the economy, including vaccinated staff at Cayman Airways and an unvaccinated […]

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COVID cases climb with 30 new local positives

COVID cases climb with 30 new local positives

| 22/10/2021 | 66 Comments

(CNS): This is what living with COVID looks like, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said Friday, as he revealed that there were 30 new positive cases of SARS-CoV-2 in the community, including eleven children, from a batch of 574 tests results for the day. Exit tests for three travellers in isolation were also positive. […]

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Quarantine to be lifted in four weeks

Quarantine to be lifted in four weeks

| 22/10/2021 | 531 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Island Government will be allowing vaccinated travellers and visitors into the country without having to quarantine from Saturday, 20 November. The announcement was made by Premier Wayne Panton on Friday afternoon at a press conference, but it appears that the details of how this next phase of the border reopening plan will […]

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28 more community COVID cases recorded

28 more community COVID cases recorded

| 21/10/2021 | 98 Comments

(CNS): More families are in lockdown after another 28 community cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the latest batch of 874 tests, including six children, according to the CMO Dr John Lee. According to this week’s figures, 99 people in the community have tested positive for the coronavirus since last Friday as well as 23 […]

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Active COVID-19 cases climb to 235

Active COVID-19 cases climb to 235

| 20/10/2021 | 98 Comments

(CNS): There were 24 new positive COVID-19 test results on Wednesday, bringing the number of active cases of the virus to a new high of 235. From 926 tests carried out over the last day, nine positive cases were in travellers exiting quarantine and fifteen were new community case, including three children. There are now […]

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Booster shot access expands as COVID cases mount

Booster shot access expands as COVID cases mount

| 20/10/2021 | 74 Comments

(CNS): With the Delta variant of COVID-19 behind the increasing community spread in Grand Cayman, which is now well beyond the confines of the school system, the Health Services Authority is inviting the over 50s to get their booster shot if they need it. While the vaccine still protects against the worst effects of the […]

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Supermarket & food servers among 53 new COVID cases

Supermarket & food servers among 53 new COVID cases

| 18/10/2021 | 283 Comments

(CNS): Forty-two new community transmissions of SARS-CoV-2 were recorded over the weekend along with 11 cases in travellers in quarantine, after more than 1,600 tests were carried out, pushing the current active cases of the virus to 226. In addition to a staff member at the West Bay Post Office, CNS has learned there were […]

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West Bay Post Office closes after COVID-19 case

West Bay Post Office closes after COVID-19 case

| 18/10/2021 | 35 Comments

(CNS): As COVID-19 spreads out of the schools and into the broader community, a staff member at the West Bay Post Office tested positive over the weekend, causing the facility to be closed today and tomorrow (18 and 19 October). Officials said the employee did not report for work on Friday after feeling unwell with […]

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Over 60 families released early from isolation

Over 60 families released early from isolation

| 17/10/2021 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Around 220 people from 62 different households were released from quarantine Saturday as the rapid testing pilot programme got underway at the John Gray High School Gymnasium. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee confirmed that just one adult and one child tested positive and had to return to quarantine. All the rest of the […]

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79% of population has had at least one vaccine shot

79% of population has had at least one vaccine shot

| 17/10/2021 | 47 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands national vaccination rate is closing in on the 80% target, as Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee revealed Friday that 79% of the population has now had at least one dose. According to the latest figures, 55,819 people have had their first shot and 53,421 people, or 75% of the population […]

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Vaccine mandate for work permit holders in effect

Vaccine mandate for work permit holders in effect

| 15/10/2021 | 179 Comments

(CNS): Immigration and border control legislation passed in Parliament last week has been brought into force, which means that being vaccinated against COVID-19 is now one of the conditions for new and renewal applications for work permits as well as a number of residency applications. A vaccine verification certificate will now have to be added […]

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