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230+ tested after primary school COVID-19 case

230+ tested after primary school COVID-19 case

| 09/10/2020 | 42 Comments

(CNS: Government is waiting for results from more than 230 swabs taken from the contacts of a Year 2 student at Red Bay Primary School who tested positive for COVID-19 today before it makes any decisions about the current regulatory regime surrounding the virus. All the child’s close family members have already been tested and […]

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Teachers among ongoing COVID-19 test groups

Teachers among ongoing COVID-19 test groups

| 13/08/2020 | 52 Comments

(CNS): Public health officials have confirmed that they are testing teachers as well as healthcare and other front-line workers for COVID-19. On Thursday Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reported another 220 negative COVID-19 tests over the last 24 hours, as the Cayman Islands appear to remain virus free. But officials are keen to encourage […]

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Tourism spent $3.5M on cruise port in 2019

Tourism spent $3.5M on cruise port in 2019

| 04/08/2020 | 73 Comments

(CNS): The tourism ministry spent almost CI$3.5 million of public money on the now abandoned cruise berthing project last year, according to the chief officer. Stran Bodden told Finance Committee the cash was spent on promoting the project and professional services. Meanwhile, the private sector consortium selected to build the controversial dock said this week […]

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Antibody test restrictions lifted

Antibody test restrictions lifted

| 20/07/2020 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Cayman has undertaken 1,461 antibody blood tests, largely among healthcare workers and those who have had COVID-19 or were close contacts of those that have. But on Friday Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said he would be lifting the restrictions on this type of testing because he didn’t think it was revealing much […]

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Borders to open before year-end

Borders to open before year-end

| 02/06/2020 | 156 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin said it was possible Cayman could welcome visitors again before the end of the year as a result of the trends in test results and the spread of COVID-19 across the community. McLaughlin is staying on the virus elimination track and will not follow other regional destinations planning to open in […]

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‘Can’t celebrate yet’ says premier

‘Can’t celebrate yet’ says premier

| 05/05/2020 | 157 Comments

(CNS): The release of Little Cayman from both the hard curfew and the shelter-in-place order after 94% of the population tested negative for coronavirus is no cause for celebration for the rest of the country, Premier Alden McLaughlin said Tuesday. Describing the two positive cases of front-line personnel announced today as “sobering”, McLaughlin said it […]

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Two front-liners positive for COVID-19

Two front-liners positive for COVID-19

| 05/05/2020 | 84 Comments

(CNS): Two people in public facing jobs have tested positive for COVID-19, as well as a third sample from a contact of a previous positive patient. The three positives were from the batch of 224 tests results reported by Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee on Tuesday. Giving his usual daily update on testing, the […]

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HSA worker positive for COVID-19

HSA worker positive for COVID-19

| 28/04/2020 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Three more positive samples of COVID-19 were reported by Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee on Tuesday from a batch of 187 results, which included a healthcare worker from the Cayman Islands Hospital and one local transmission. However, the CMO did not say if they were one and the same. He said one of […]

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208 negative COVID-19 samples fuel hope

208 negative COVID-19 samples fuel hope

| 27/04/2020 | 196 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has indicated that when the current shelter-in-place order ends on Friday, the next one will see some of the current restrictions lifted. After Chief Medical Officer John Lee revealed that 208 samples had been tested over the last few days without a single positive result, the premier said that while we […]

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400 ‘screening’ samples in testing queue

400 ‘screening’ samples in testing queue

| 21/04/2020 | 104 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee had no test results to give at Tuesday’s COVID-19 press briefing because the testing machines were going through “scheduled maintenance and quality checks” again, he said. However, around 400 samples have now been taken from front-line hospital workers in the first batch of ‘screening’ samples given by people […]

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Don’t let the pandemic infect your mind

Don’t let the pandemic infect your mind

| 17/04/2020 | 138 Comments

Guy P. Harrison writes: The COVID-19 pandemic threatens more than the physical bodies of Cayman’s population. It also presents a clear and present danger to everyone’s ability to analyse claims and make rational decisions. A human mind is a half-crazed cyclone of irrationality in the best of times and now Caymanians and residents are experiencing […]

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