Tag: COVID-19

Protecting Cayman’s bubble

Protecting Cayman’s bubble

| 26/10/2020 | 10 Comments

Aristophanes Duckpond writes: We currently live in a safe but very fragile bubble. The prudent decision-making of our government, together with the sacrifices made by our entire community, has kept us safe and has kept non-tourism parts of the economy ticking over, at least to this point.

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COVID-19 fines increase to $10,000

COVID-19 fines increase to $10,000

| 26/10/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Government has steered through a change to the Public Health Law designed to deter people from breaching home-isolation rules during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the opposition leader described the amendment as draconian, the bill nevertheless sailed through its second reading. Fines for breaking quarantine rules will increase to $10,000, after Health Minister Dwayne Seymour […]

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People urged to get flu jab in face of pandemic

People urged to get flu jab in face of pandemic

| 23/10/2020 | 39 Comments

(CNS): The HSA’s director of Primary Health Care, Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez, said Friday that this year’s flu vaccine has arrived and urged people to take the free shot because this year there is the possibility of the Cayman Islands having to deal with double threat of the COVID-19 pandemic and the flu at the same […]

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HPC: Local COVID-19 vaccine trial properly screened

HPC: Local COVID-19 vaccine trial properly screened

| 23/10/2020 | 104 Comments

(CNS): Approval for a local company to begin the first phase of human trials for a COVID-19 vaccine in the Cayman Islands was given only after a strict, proper and thorough screening process, the Health Practitioners Commission has said. Stressing confidence in this trial, the chairperson of the HPC, Dr Joseph Marzouca, said he has […]

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More travellers test positive for COVID-19

More travellers test positive for COVID-19

| 22/10/2020 | 68 Comments

(CNS): With people being tested on arrival as well as at the end of their 14-day isolation period and the arrival numbers increasing substantially, Cayman is seeing an increase in positive COVID-19 tests among travellers. On Thursday Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reported that another two individuals had tested positive for the virus in […]

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Global Citizen launch conflicts with travel rules

Global Citizen launch conflicts with travel rules

| 22/10/2020 | 56 Comments

(CNS): The Global Citizen initiative to woo rich, working visitors for a two-year stay was formally launched yesterday, but it seems the programme is in conflict with the current inbound travel rules. The categories of people who may enter the Cayman Islands are still restricted to Caymanians, residents, workers, students, property owners and relatives, and […]

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Over 730 travellers in quarantine

Over 730 travellers in quarantine

| 21/10/2020 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Government officials have confirmed that there are now 738 people in isolation, having returned to the Cayman Islands from overseas. The majority are in home-isolation using geofencing wristbands, while some are in government quarantine facilities. Today it was reported that one of them tested positive for COVID-19 and will remain in isolation until they […]

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COVID patient remains on ventilator

COVID patient remains on ventilator

| 20/10/2020 | 36 Comments

(CNS): One person who was admitted to hospital around two weeks ago suffering from symptoms of coronavirus after testing positive for COVID-19 remains in hospital on a ventilator, officials have now confirmed. The patient is one of three people with symptoms who have tested positive for the virus; the other two have only mild symptoms […]

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COVID cases increase to 22 with positive travellers

COVID cases increase to 22 with positive travellers

| 19/10/2020 | 46 Comments

(CNS): While the Cayman Islands still seems free of COVID-19 in the community, the number of people in quarantine or isolation testing positive at the beginning or end of their 14 days has pushed the current active case level to 22. Over the weekend officials carried out almost 1,000 tests, two of which were positive. […]

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Red Bay families released from isolation

Red Bay families released from isolation

| 19/10/2020 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Students, families and teachers all associated with the suspected case of COVID-19 in a child at Red Bay Primary School have now all been released from isolation after tests were completed at the weekend and no one was positive for the virus. However, two travellers who were also tested this weekend were positive as […]

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Eight travellers COVID-positive

Eight travellers COVID-positive

| 17/10/2020 | 80 Comments

(CNS): Dr John Lee, the chief medical officer, said that eight travellers at both the beginning and end of their stay in quarantine have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. The eight cases were among a batch of 345 samples processed between Thursday and Friday, the rest of which were negative. There has been no […]

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