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51% of population vaccinated against COVID

51% of population vaccinated against COVID

| 13/04/2021 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Public Health officials said that almost 33,000 people have now received at least one shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, which equates to around 51% of the entire population, with 41% having received the full double dose course. There were no new cases of the virus reported in Tuesday’s test results and there are […]

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Seven COVID-19 cases among weekend arrivals

Seven COVID-19 cases among weekend arrivals

| 12/04/2021 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Seven travellers tested positive for the coronavirus over the weekend, despite the ongoing requirement for pre-arrival testing and the inducement for people to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they come home or visit these islands. There are now 23 active cases among the 623 people in isolation and quarantine, with two people showing symptoms […]

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Open season for COVID-19 vaccines

Open season for COVID-19 vaccines

| 08/04/2021 | 10 Comments

(CNS): From Monday 12 April, the COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Own Roberts International Airport (ORIA) will offer the first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine to everyone over the age of 16 at anytime, regardless of names, as the alphabet rotation is dropped.¬†While photo ID with a date of birth is still required, […]

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Final vaccine shipment cut as uptake slows

Final vaccine shipment cut as uptake slows

| 07/04/2021 | 101 Comments

(CNS): The last scheduled shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines arrived in the Cayman Islands Wednesday aboard the British Airways flight, ending the country’s free supply from the UK. The country has enough vaccines to inoculate over 45,000 adults (16+) but the shipment was cut after concerns that uptake here has begun to slow, even though the […]

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11 travellers arrive with COVID over Easter break

11 travellers arrive with COVID over Easter break

| 06/04/2021 | 48 Comments

(CNS): Eleven positive cases of COVID-19 turned up among the more than one thousand tests carried out over the Easter break, despite the requirement for pre-arrival testing and the increasing rollout of coronavirus vaccines in the UK and the US. As a result, there are now 29 people with active cases of the virus among […]

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Two in quarantine lockdown after isolation breach

Two in quarantine lockdown after isolation breach

| 01/04/2021 | 91 Comments

(CNS): Government officials have reported that was another alleged breach of COVID-19 isolation protocols on Wednesday, when, during a routine welfare check, the Travel Cayman Mobile Compliance Team found an unauthorised visitor at a residence where a traveller was in isolation. The incident has been reported to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS), who […]

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Over 19,000 people fully vaccinated

Over 19,000 people fully vaccinated

| 31/03/2021 | 193 Comments

(CNS): Cayman’s vaccination programme continues to inch its way towards government’s target of around 75-80% people receiving both doses of the Pfizer shots to combat COVID-19. According to the latest figures, 29% of the population has now been given both shots, with 30,476 people in total having received at least one shot. Meanwhile, over the […]

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12 travellers test positive for COVID-19

12 travellers test positive for COVID-19

| 29/03/2021 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Despite the pre-testing and the worldwide rollout of vaccines to combat COVID-19, a dozen travellers on flights from Jamaica and Miami tested positive over the weekend for the coronavirus. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said that from the 808 COVID-19 tests carried out this weekend, 12 came back positive, increasing the current number […]

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Fire crews work on deep-seated fires amid scrap metal

Fire crews work on deep-seated fires amid scrap metal

| 26/03/2021 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Fire-fighters were still on site at the dump Friday morning after a night-long battle to control and contain the blaze in the scrap metal section that ignited yesterday morning. Teams were still excavating and extinguishing deep-seated fires, but officials said the situation was much-improved. Cayman Islands Fire Service crews worked tirelessly alongside the Department […]

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Traveller tests positive for COVID-19

Traveller tests positive for COVID-19

| 25/03/2021 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Following Wednesday’s Miami flight, one person tested positive for COVID-19 in Thursday’s batch of 388 test results, which is not unexpected given the current situation in Florida with Spring break revellers making the most of the lack of restrictions against the spread of the virus now in the state. Despite this additional case, there […]

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Two groups of travellers breach isolation rules

Two groups of travellers breach isolation rules

| 24/03/2021

(CNS): Travel Cayman has confirmed two recent, separate instances of alleged breaches of COVID-19 isolation protocols by travellers, both of which were discovered during routine checks. While it is not clear how many travellers were involved, all were found to be in an unapproved area of the quarantine property. Both instances were discovered during a […]

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