Returning traveller breaches quarantine for the second time

A traveller who had previously breached quarantine in a government-sponsored facility is reported to have committed a second breach while quarantining at home with family under 24-hour security surveillance.

Government said in a press release that the second breach on Friday night, 11 Dec., was brief and the traveller has since returned to quarantine at the home residence.

Surveillance at the property had been further stepped up.

Public health officials have completed contact tracing and “would like to reassure the public that there is no cause for public health concern”, the release said.

The first breach occurred on Sunday, 6 Dec., and led to a review of the security arrangements at the facility.

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Due to unique circumstances, the Medical Officer of Health permitted the individual to complete the mandatory isolation period at home with family under 24-hour security.

Tasha Ebanks-Garcia, director of Travel Cayman, said “not all traveller cases are the same and due to the unique circumstances of this individual’s case the team worked closely with the family in support of the decision on where to isolate.”

The Royal Cayman Island Police Service (RCIPS) said the investigation is ongoing and a completed file will be sent to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for a decision.

Under the standard Travel Cayman policy all travellers are tested for COVID-19 on arrival at the airport and again on day 15. A negative test result is required for quarantine to end.

In response to questions by the Cayman Compass, a government spokesperson said, “As the individual in question has been warned for intended prosecution this is an ongoing investigation and we are unable to release further details due to legal and privacy reasons.”

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6 COMMENTS

  1. I GUESS RISKING EVERYONES HEALTH ON OUR LITTLE ROCKS SHOULD BE AS IMPORTANT AS A GUEST ARRIVING AND CUSTOMS FINDING A BULLET IN THEIR BAGS. BUT THESE ARE THE PRIVATE JET PEOPLE, WHO FEEL ENTITLED.. ENTITLE THEM TO LEAVING THE ISLANDS AFTER THEY HAVE DONE THEIR TIME, PAID THE FINES, AND ANY COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE BREAK IN QUARANTINE, NOT ONCE, BUT, TWICE.. GUESS THE PENALTIES ARE NOT SUFFICIENT ENOUGH FOR THEM TO CARE.. BUT SEND THEM HOME, NEVER TO RETURN… SOUNDS REASONABLE TO ME…

  2. Tasha Ebanks-Garcia, director of Travel Cayman, said “not all traveler cases are the same and due to the unique circumstances of this individual’s case the team worked closely with the family in support of the decision on where to isolate.”

    Due to the news blackout we do not know the facts of this case. Or even the name of the person involved.

    However the only “unique” circumstances I am aware of is that this young man’s mother is apparently a senior civil servant. So, just like Dwayne Seymour’s wife during lock down, her son gets a free pass.