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ARTICLES BY RESHMA RAGOONATH
Health officials have changed how they will be reporting COVID-19 cases in Cayman.
A total of 170 people have made use of the Health Services Authority’s flu clinic, which was created to separate patients with respiratory conditions from the general public as part of government’s COVID-19 response.
Police arrested one man and warned two other people for prosecution for breaking the first night of Cayman’s island wide curfew on Tuesday.
Government is warning local businesses that they are under an obligation to pay employees who have been terminated what they are owed under the law.
The last batch of Caymanian students travelling from overseas touched down Sunday night and are settling in at isolation facilities that will be their home for the next 14 days.
The Workforce Opportunities and Residency department has implemented policy changes to reduce public interaction as part of its COVID-19 response.the Workforce Opportunities and Residency department has also implemented policy changes to reduce public interaction.
A student staying in one of the isolation facilities provided by Government has been placed in isolation after being taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital for assessment Friday evening, Government Information Services confirmed.
The police file on the alleged assault involving House Speaker McKeeva Bush has been handed over to the Director of Public Prosecutions for a legal ruling.
Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee has issued a strong warning to local pharmacists to “act responsibly” when it comes to prescriptions relating to the drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine.
A fresh batch of reagents has been dispatched to Cayman to supplement the current supply at the Health Services Authority for local COVID-19 testing, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee confirmed on Friday.
Government has said it is considering extending one-off assistance to expatriate workers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
Police Commissioner Derek Byrne has assured that law and order remains stable in Cayman even as thousands are facing dwindling finances in the wake of the collapse of the tourism industry due to border closures.
“It’s very rough, it’s very hard.” This has been the refrain for many tour operators who are now feeling the pinch as the Cayman goes into lockdown mode in mere days.
UK Overseas Territories Minister Baroness Liz Sugg says the UK stands with its overseas territories as they continue to grapple with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Thousands of expatriate workers have lost their jobs and may be stuck in Cayman as many countries close off their gateways back home.
Government has tapped into the National Disaster Fund to the tune of $3 million as it readies to provide support for Caymanian workers facing the breadline due to the collapse of the tourism industry.
Opposition Leader Arden McLean has given his support to government’s ongoing efforts to suppress the spread of COVID-19.
Cayman Islands Postal Service has said it will be suspending all international mail services for three weeks.
Cayman’s closure of its borders has sent the tourism industry into “free fall,” according to Premier Alden McLaughlin, who said at a press conference Monday that it is now up to the financial services industry to see the country through the upcoming months.
As Cayman continues to ramp up its suppression efforts to keep the COVID-19 virus from spreading in the community, House Speaker McKeeva Bush and fellow MLA Captain Eugene Ebanks have urged West Bay residents to remain calm as the two politicians sought to allay fears and answer questions.