Tag: COVID-19

Over 9,100 get first COVID shot

Over 9,100 get first COVID shot

| 10/02/2021 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Public health officials have now administered 15,314 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to 9,118 people, and 6,196 individuals have already had two doses. Meanwhile, the number of active cases of the coronavirus among the 798 people in quarantine and isolation fell Wednesday to just 29 after two days of negative test results. There […]

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70% of over 60s have had first COVID-19 shot

70% of over 60s have had first COVID-19 shot

| 08/02/2021 | 42 Comments

(CNS): Government’s target of inoculating 90% of the over 60s is getting closer as 70% of people in this age group have received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine and 80% of the over 70s have had at least one COVID-19 shot, public health officials said Monday. Over the weekend, another 716 people got […]

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Pastors help counter resistance to taking vaccines

Pastors help counter resistance to taking vaccines

| 08/02/2021 | 115 Comments

(CNS): Public Health officials have been talking to church leaders to enlist their help in persuading some reluctant congregations to get vaccinated against COVID-19, Premier Alden McLaughlin has said. While most Christian denominations do not formally prohibit vaccines, some members of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormon, Seventh-day Adventists and other conservative churches are suspicious of all vaccines, […]

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Roper: Isolation breaches complex but system works

Roper: Isolation breaches complex but system works

| 05/02/2021 | 38 Comments

(CNS): Some of the quarantine and isolation breaches that are being investigated by the RCIPS “are quite complex” as people’s situations are very different, Governor Martyn Roper said during Thursday’s press briefing. He asked for people to be patient and have faith in the system, and that where there is evidence of a breach, people […]

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Loopholes closed on vaccine queue jumping

Loopholes closed on vaccine queue jumping

| 04/02/2021 | 130 Comments

(CNS): Public Health officials have closed the loopholes that were allowing property owners and visitors aged 60 and over to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and all Caymanian residents will now take priority over even long-term visitors in the National Vaccination Plan. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee also said the health ministry doesn’t have the […]

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Target shifts to 10-day isolation

Target shifts to 10-day isolation

| 04/02/2021 | 175 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said he wants to see 90% of the over 60s vaccinated before any changes are made to the quarantine regime and the phased re-opening of the border. McLaughlin said the target had been revised and when most of the elderly have had both shots, the isolation time will be reduced […]

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Second doses boost COVID vaccine figures

Second doses boost COVID vaccine figures

| 03/02/2021 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Just 88 people received their first COVID-19 vaccine shot over the last day, according to figures released by Public Health officials, but generally, the vaccine programme still appears to be progressing very well. So far, 3,197 people from the groups in the first stage, including the elderly, healthcare staff and front-line airport and other […]

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Over 10,000 vaccines now in more than 7,700 arms

Over 10,000 vaccines now in more than 7,700 arms

| 02/02/2021 | 42 Comments

(CNS): Public Health officials have given the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to 7,723 people, while 2,339 have received their second jab. With more than 10,000 shots now administered, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said he was pleased with the take-up of the vaccine plan. Meanwhile, positive cases of the virus among travellers […]

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Premier: New virus strains ‘changing game’

Premier: New virus strains ‘changing game’

| 02/02/2021 | 155 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has warned that the borders of the Cayman Islands may not be opening next month, as previously indicated, because the spread of more infections strains of the coronavirus have “changed the game completely”. As the scientists are raising concerns that the vaccines may not protect against all of the new strains, […]

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Eight travellers positive for COVID-19

Eight travellers positive for COVID-19

| 01/02/2021 | 62 Comments

(CNS): Another eight travellers have tested positive for COVID-19 in the latest batch of 500 results that were released Monday, one of whom is suffering symptoms of the virus. Meanwhile, the vaccination tally has reached more than 9,000 and more than half of Cayman’s seniors have now received their first dose and over 1,500 people […]

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Pre-tests fail to keep COVID-19 out

Pre-tests fail to keep COVID-19 out

| 30/01/2021 | 85 Comments

(CNS): Public health officials have said they are unable to say whether or not the three positive cases of the coronavirus among test results released Friday were incoming travellers or those at the end of their quarantine. However, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee has previously said that the majority of positive results are for […]

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