Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cayman

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No new local COVID cases in most recent results

In an update on the latest COVID-19 results, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee said there were no new local positive cases, but two travellers exiting from quarantine had returned positive results.

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Mail Call: Face Masks

Editor-in-chief Kevin Morales explains why businesses can ask you to wear a face mask to enter their stores.

Prisons closed to public as staffer tests COVID-19 positive

The Cayman Islands Prison Service has closed the doors of Northward and Fairbanks to the public and restricted movement internally after a prisons employee tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday night.

Opposition continues calls for cooperation despite chilly response

Opposition legislators have renewed their offer of assistance to Premier Wayne Panton and his administration as Cayman navigates the reemergence of COVID-19.

Local COVID cases rise to 17

Cayman's locally transmitted COVID-19 cases have now crossed the double digit mark, to 17, as Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee confirmed that 10 people are now connected to the outbreak at George Town Primary School.

HSA confirms COVID-19 positive staffer

A staffer at Health Services Authority's East End Health Centre has tested positive for COVID-19 forcing the temporary closure of the facility.

COVID-19: What is the risk to children?

The Food and Drug Administration is yet to authorise a COVID-19 vaccine for children younger than 12, and paediatric COVID-19 cases have been rising.

Border reopening on hold as local COVID cases rise

Cayman is putting its border reopening plan on hold, as health officials announce that a total of eight people have contracted COVID-19 through community transmission.

George Town Primary parents concerned as COVID test results awaited

COVID-19 testing commenced on Tuesday for families, students and staff at George Town Primary School, following news of a student testing positive overnight.

Panton: No lockdown planned

Premier Wayne Panton, following confirmation of a George Town Primary School student testing positive for COVID-19, said in a live address to Cayman on Tuesday morning that his government has no plans at this time to implement a new lockdown, 

BREAKING: Lockdown not considered following local cases

Premier Wayne Panton addresses the country following the recent announcement of a student testing positive for COVID-19 at George Town Primary School.

George Town Primary student tests positive for COVID

George Town Primary School will be closed on Tuesday following confirmation that one of its Year 6 students has tested positive for COVID-19.

16 travellers test positive for COVID

Cayman has recorded 16 new COVID-19 cases, three of which were detected at the end of their five-day quarantine period, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported Monday evening.

7 alleged quarantine breaches reported over weekend

Travel Cayman, police and the Public Health Department are investigating seven suspected breaches of quarantine that were reported over the weekend.

Local COVID transmission prompts 401 first-time jabs on Friday

News of three cases of COVID-19 within the community have prompted long lines at the vaccination clinics on Friday.

Third local COVID case confirmed

Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee confirmed Friday that a third locally transmitted COVID-19 case has been detected, following contact tracing relating to two people who tested positive Thursday.

Lines at vaccine clinics signal increased uptake of jab

Since news broke of two positive COVID-19 cases within the community, there has been a marked increased in the number of residents seen queuing at vaccination clinics.

Local COVID transmission prompts panic buying

In scenes reminiscent of March 2020, shoppers have been flocking to local supermarkets to stock up on toilet roll, disinfectants and hand sanitiser, following news of two local transmission COVID-19 cases on Thursday.

Incoming COVID-positive traveller allowed to board Cayman Airways flight

A passenger who tested positive for COVID-19 in Jamaica was allowed to board a Cayman Airways flight and fly to Grand Cayman, the airline confirmed Thursday night.

UK regulator approves COVID booster shots

The approval by the British medical regulator of the Pfizer vaccine to be used as booster shots moves Cayman a step closer to offering boosters to local residents.
Premier Wayne Panton and Governor Martyn Roper

Two patients confirmed as positive local transmission COVID cases

Health officials have confirmed two cases of COVID-19 in Cayman involving local transmission.

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