Tag: COVID-19

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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Over 1/4 of population fully vaccinated

Over 1/4 of population fully vaccinated

| 29/03/2021 | 32 Comments

(CNS): With new figures reported by public health on Friday reflecting that more than 600 people in the Sister Islands have received their second COVID-19 shot, the percentage of the entire population that has now received both doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is now more than 26% of the estimated population of the Cayman Islands. So […]

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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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43% of population now has one COVID shot

43% of population now has one COVID shot

| 23/03/2021 | 58 Comments

(CNS): Around 43% of the estimated Cayman population of some 65,000 people has now received at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot. Officials said that 27,945 people aged over 16 have been given one shot while over 14,000 people have now had the full double dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. In Tuesday’s report, there were no […]

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Seven cases of COVID among latest travellers

Seven cases of COVID among latest travellers

| 22/03/2021 | 56 Comments

(CNS): The weekend COVID-19 test results, which include travellers on the Cayman Airways flight on Saturday where mask protocols were breached as people took pictures with a celebrity passenger, revealed seven positive cases. While the investigation is underway, the new ten-day protocol for those who have been vaccinated did not come into effect until today, […]

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