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Tougher curfew and on-the-spot fines announced

Government is imposing a new alphabet-based curfew system, which will put tougher restrictions on movement for Cayman Islands residents.

Four month prison sentence for curfew breach

The first criminal prosecution for breach of the coronavirus curfew saw an individual jailed for four months this morning.
Ritz Carlton manager Marc Langevin

Ritz-Carlton braces for possibility of lengthy shutdown

Leaders of Cayman’s biggest resort are preparing for the possibility that the island could be closed to tourists for several months.

Economist: Hit from COVID-19 could go beyond 2021

economist Marla Dukharan writes in her COVID-19 Caribbean Economic Impact Report,

Premier: Pool maintenance ‘not essential’

Premier Alden McLaughlin held his ground clarifying that pool maintenance is not an essential service as he tried once again to get the community to comply with shelter in place provisions.

Customs outlines air cargo collection arrangements

The Customs and Border Control Service has outlined some details of how businesses and individuals can clear and collect their cargo that arrived by air before or during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Cayman Airways reduces Sister Islands flights

Cayman Airways will only be flying once per week to Sister Islands from April 6-18.

Commissioner: All curfew breaches will be prosecuted

Dozens of people will be prosecuted for breaching curfew following police action over the past 10 days.
CTMH Doctors Hospital could begin testing next week.

200,000 COVID test kits on order from South Korea

The Cayman Islands has ordered 200,000 coronavirus test kits from a supplier in South Korea and will be able to begin mass testing soon.

Costa Luminosa passengers recount ‘nightmare’ aboard ‘death ship’

When the Anglins boarded the Costa Luminosa, they had expected to spend several weeks relaxing on beaches in the Caribbean and Europe as part of a transatlantic holiday. By the end of their trip, the British couple would be locked away under quarantine in Rome and referring to their cruise as the ‘COVID Death Ship’.

Governor: Staying home saves lives

A message from Governor Martyn Roper
British Airways' Boeing 777 aircraft arrives in the Cayman Islands.

Frontline staff to get boost in supplies

Cayman will receive thousands of key personal protective equipment for frontline workers on Tuesday’s British Airways flight, Health Minister Dwayne Seymour has said.

HSA expands pharmacy services to new location  

Starting Saturday, 4 April, the Health Services Authority will be dispensing prescription refills for CINICO and private insurance members with 100% coverage from its new location on the first floor of the Smith Road Centre.

Foster’s scotches virus rumour

Foster’s supermarket on Thursday issued a press release denying rumours that some of its staff had tested positive for COVID-19 and were still working.

Premier: Health of frontline staff a major concern

The health of Cayman’s frontline staff, and the country’s ability to provide human resources to bolster any shortfalls should they fall ill, continues to be a source of sleepless nights for local leaders, according to Premier Alden McLaughlin.

Governor warns public against seeking out COVID-19 patients

Governor Martyn Roper has expressed “serious concerns” that members of the community are actively trying to find out who are Cayman’s positive COVID-19 patients and where they live.

Tougher curfew measures planned as coronavirus cases rise

Curfew measures will be extended and toughened up after five new coronavirus cases were confirmed, Premier Alden McLaughlin announced Thursday.
An aerial view of the business area of downtown George Town, Grand Cayman

Business leaders: Massive economic stimulus plan needed

Government may need to put together a $300 million-plus economic-stimulus package to avoid an ‘unprecedented humanitarian crisis’ as the Cayman Islands faces up to the consequences of the coronavirus.

Eight new coronavirus cases confirmed

The Cayman Islands has eight new cases of the coronavirus after the latest round of testing, public health officials said Wednesday.

$250M Airbnb fund to help hosts with COVID-19 cancellations

Online vacation-rental broker Airbnb is dedicating $250 million to cover some of the losses property owners incurred as a result of cancellations amid the global coronavirus crisis.

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