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Air-bridge arrivals will be quarantined

Air-bridge arrivals will be quarantined

| 31/03/2020 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Any residents returning to Cayman on the special British Airways flight expected from London next week will not be allowed to self-isolate but will be placed in mandatory government quarantine. Following some panic in the community after the announcement about the flight yesterday, government has confirmed that quarantine is a condition of return. Premier […]

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Two COVID-19 positive tests with no travel link

Two COVID-19 positive tests with no travel link

| 31/03/2020 | 40 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said two of the latest batch of 13 test sample results for COVID-19 are positive from patients with no travel history to countries with confirmed coronavirus cases or direct connection to someone who has. Dr Lee urged people to stay home, as he confirmed the certainty of community […]

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Economy not a priority ‘right now’

Economy not a priority ‘right now’

| 31/03/2020 | 71 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said that government’s priority is to get Cayman to stay home, contain the potential spread of COVID-19 and save lives, and the economy is not the focus now. Over the last few days he has repeatedly responded to questions about how government will help the business community, saying that while […]

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BA flight from UK due next week

BA flight from UK due next week

| 30/03/2020 | 104 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper said the emergency air-bridge between the UK and the overseas territories will begin early next week with a flight from London, despite the closure of the Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA). The aircraft is expected to bring equipment but could also bring home Caymanians still stuck in the UK, who will […]

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Supermarket access split on names

Supermarket access split on names

| 29/03/2020 | 150 Comments

(CNS): Government is segregating the community based on names to address the serious problem posed by too many people going to the supermarkets during the soft curfew and risking potential transmission of COVID-19. From tomorrow (Monday), those with last names starting with the letters A-K will be allowed to shop at the grocery stores only […]

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Four more test positive for COVID-19

Four more test positive for COVID-19

| 29/03/2020 | 68 Comments

(CNS): Two people with a travel history to areas with confirmed coronavirus cases and two who have been in close contact with people who recently returned from overseas have all tested positive for COVD-19, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee revealed Sunday. All four are understood to be doing well and in isolation. And while […]

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No sick patients waiting on COVID-19 tests

No sick patients waiting on COVID-19 tests

| 28/03/2020 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Cayman has received a new batch of reagents, bringing local stocks of COVID-19 test kits to around 540, but this is not enough to increase the level of testing, according to local health officials. The question of how widespread the virus is in this community therefore remains unanswered, though at this stage there are […]

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‘Stay at home’ order abuse worries officials

‘Stay at home’ order abuse worries officials

| 28/03/2020 | 232 Comments

(CNS): One single traffic-cam reader picked up over 10,000 unique vehicles in just five hours on Saturday, and government officials are frustrated over the scale of the abuse of the ‘stay at home’ soft curfew after the lockdown was lifted. Police Commissioner Derek Byrne said it was unsustainable and Premier Alden McLaughlin said he was […]

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Latest tests negative, few people sick

Latest tests negative, few people sick

| 27/03/2020 | 51 Comments

(CNS): Fifteen more samples tested for COVID-19 were negative and according to public health officials there has been a drop in the number of people reporting sick with anything that resembles coronavirus symptoms, meaning that so far there is little evidence of community transmission here. There is one case pending verification, which is unrelated to […]

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Soft to hard curfew coming for one week

Soft to hard curfew coming for one week

| 27/03/2020 | 105 Comments

(CNS): Government has confirmed that the country will transition to ‘Stay Home Cayman’ on Saturday as part of the survival plan to protect people from the COVID-19 pandemic as Cayman goes through this high-risk period. Premier Alden McLaughlin said the current lockdown curfew will end at 5:00am Saturday to be replaced by a softer one […]

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Driver killed in single car accident

Driver killed in single car accident

| 27/03/2020 | 78 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: The driver of an SUV pronounced dead at the Cayman Islands hospital Friday morning after the fourth fatal crash on the roads this year so far has been named. He was Sherwayne Garfield Roberts (41) from a Guyana. Police said the smash happened at around 10:30am on the East-West Arterial Newlands by-pass.

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