Tag: COVID-19

96% of adults over 50 have had at least one shot

96% of adults over 50 have had at least one shot

| 22/09/2021 | 39 Comments

(CNS): The most recent breakdown of the demographics of people who have been vaccinated, with at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine shows that 93% of residents in Cayman over the age of 40 have now rolled up their sleeves, with even higher rates in the 50-59 and over 60 age groups (96% and […]

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Quarantine increased to 7 days for vaxed travellers

Quarantine increased to 7 days for vaxed travellers

| 22/09/2021 | 54 Comments

(CNS): Government has published new COVID-19 regulations that set out revised conditions under which travellers, including visitors, can enter the Cayman Islands. The latest set of rules extend the period of isolation for fully, verifiably vaccinated people to seven days from five, as announced by government recently in light of two separate outbreaks of the […]

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Booster shots begin for most vulnerable

Booster shots begin for most vulnerable

| 21/09/2021 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The Health Services Authority has begun a COVID-19 “soft start” booster shot vaccination programme by inviting the most vulnerable members of the community who are severely at risk and completed the double-dose course of the Pfizer vaccine more than six months ago to get this third jab. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said […]

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Doctors Hospital worker tests positive for COVID-19

Doctors Hospital worker tests positive for COVID-19

| 21/09/2021 | 130 Comments

(CNS): An unvaccinated employee at the Doctors Hospital was one of three people who tested positive for COVID-19 in the latest results from Public Health. All three were community transmissions. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said Tuesday that this person was a secondary contact of one of the people involved in the first community […]

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People need time to adjust, says Panton

People need time to adjust, says Panton

| 20/09/2021 | 141 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton has said the community needs time to adjust to the idea of living with COVID-19 after many people reacted with shock and fear when Cayman’s coronavirus-free bubble burst some 12 days ago. He said the pause in reopening would allow the government time to build up public confidence that the country […]

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No new local COVID-19 cases in latest results

No new local COVID-19 cases in latest results

| 20/09/2021 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Another 853 COVID-19 tests were carried on Sunday but there no new positive cases of the virus among people without a travel history. There were, however, eight positive cases among travellers who had been due to leave quarantine and isolation. Since the first reported case of a community transmission on 8 September, more than […]

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Vaccine or negative test needed for travel to CB&LC

Vaccine or negative test needed for travel to CB&LC

| 20/09/2021 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Anyone travelling from Grand Cayman to Cayman Brac or Little Cayman will now need to be either vaccinated or have a negative PCR test. Government has rolled out new rules in the wake of community spread in Grand Cayman in an effort to protect the Sister Islands. Those who have not been fully vaccinated […]

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We must prepare for reopening our borders

We must prepare for reopening our borders

| 20/09/2021 | 181 Comments

Troy Leacock writes: We weren’t ready to open our borders last week but we can be long before the end of the year. I’m a tourism business owner and operator, absolutely crushed by the border closure. I’m desperate for a safe reopening of our borders so I can start making a living again. Yes, to […]

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GTPS parent in serious quarantine breach

GTPS parent in serious quarantine breach

| 20/09/2021 | 78 Comments

(CNS): A mother of a George Town Primary School student has been found in breach of her mandated quarantine rules by selling food and doing other business that has brought her into contact with other people, despite her potential exposure to COVID-19. Dozens of households are currently in quarantine as a result of the outbreak […]

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One more GTPS student COVID positive

One more GTPS student COVID positive

| 18/09/2021 | 46 Comments

(CNS): On Saturday morning Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reported just two positive cases of COVID-19 from another 1,246 COVID-19 tests carried out over the last day. One was a student and one of the last people to be tested from the outbreak at George Town Primary School; the other was a traveller. There […]

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Over 7,000 tests reveal just 25 local COVID cases

Over 7,000 tests reveal just 25 local COVID cases

| 17/09/2021 | 107 Comments

(CNS): A total of 7,029 tests have been carried out over the last ten days but just 24 were positive, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee revealed at Friday’s COVID-19 briefing. He said this shows that the community outbreak is being held back, given the wide cross-section of people that have been tested. There were […]

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