Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cayman

25 February

CITA bosses meet with government

Cayman Islands Tourism Association President Marc Langevin says he is optimistic that lines of communication between his organisation and the government are opening up.

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BA clarifies pre-flight COVID test requirements

Passengers who were barred from boarding a British Airways flight to London last month were mistakenly prevented from flying because check-in staff did not have updated information about pre-flight testing, an airline spokesperson has said.

70% of over-60s now vaccinated

As of Monday, 70% of Cayman’s over-60 population had received at least one COVID-19 vaccination, according to health officials.

Cayman declines allotted tranche of vaccines from COVAX

The Cayman Islands government has opted to forego its first tranche of COVAX vaccines allowing thousands of doses to be released to other countries in desperate need of supplies, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee has confirmed.

COVID-19 vaccination schedule week of 8th February

The COVID-19 vaccination programme focus for week 8th February is Dose 2 for persons due from Stage 1, Group A, B and C.

14-day quarantine to remain until 90% of over-60s vaccinated

Cayman’s current quarantine and testing requirements will remain in place until 90% of the islands' over-60 population has been vaccinated against COVID-19, Premier Alden McLaughlin announced on Thursday.

Passenger not allowed on BA flight after test misunderstanding

A passenger was prevented from boarding last week’s British Airways flight over a misunderstanding on how long prior to the flight he needed to be tested for COVID-19.

Vaccinations cross 10K mark; confirmed cases hit 400

Cayman's total vaccinations passed 10,000 on Tuesday as the country logged two new COVID-19 cases, taking the national tally to 400.

Just over half of over-70s vaccinated

Around 57% of Cayman's over-70 population has received the COVID-19 vaccine, health officials said this week.

Premier: No timeline for reopening

Cayman's March border reopening appears to be off the table, according to Premier Alden McLaughlin, who said government has no timeline when it comes to unlocking Cayman’s borders.

3 new COVID cases among travellers

Of the 339 most recent COVID-19 test results, three were found to be positive, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported on Friday.

Governor’s Office ‘hopeful’ EU-UK vaccine row won’t impact Cayman

Hours before Cayman's second batch of COVID-19 vaccines were due to arrive at Owen Roberts International Airport on Thursday, the Governor's Office said it was hopeful that the future supply of vaccines would not be disrupted by an ongoing row between the European Union and the UK over the distribution of the inoculations.

Cayman donates remaining South Korean test kits

The last remaining batch of Cayman's Seasun PCR testing kits will be donated to Jamaica and the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in Trinidad, the Health Ministry confirmed Wednesday.

Housebound patients receive vaccines

As part of Cayman's national vaccination programme, 76 homebound patients received their COVID-19 inoculation on Tuesday, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee said in a release issued Wednesday.

Hospitalised COVID-19 patient improves, one new case announced

Cayman's lone hospitalised COVID-19 patient will be released from medical care today, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee confirmed.

Lee confirms new COVID-19 variant in three Cayman samples

Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee has confirmed detection of the new UK COVID-19 variant in three test samples from the Cayman Islands.

Vaccinations move to Stage 2 this week

Vaccinations under stage two of government's national COVID-19 inoculation programme will begin Wednesday, the Public Health Department has announced.

Online exhibit recalls ‘Lockdown Experiences’

During Cayman’s COVID-19 lockdown, people across the islands kept some visual records of the experience, capturing – in technicolour or black and white – moments that in normal times would seem surreal.
Health Services Authority forensic laboratory.

COVID-19 patient hospitalised; in stable condition

A traveller who tested positive for COVID-19 has been admitted to the Critical Care Unit (CCU) at the Health Services Authority from quarantine, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee confirmed Saturday.

Cayman checks for UK COVID variant

Cayman has sent samples overseas for testing to detect the new UK COVID-19 variant, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee has confirmed.

Outdoor public gatherings extended to 1,000

New regulations are doubling the number of people that can gather at outdoor public places, and extending restrictions on travel between the three Cayman Islands for three months, until 15 April.

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