Borders closed until 90% of over-60s vaccinated.

| 4th February 2021 | 0 Comments
Courtesy: The Cayman Compass

The Cayman Islands Government held a press briefing today, with key information being highlighted.

11856 doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been distributed, which is 12.2% of the population. Of those 11856, 3939 people have had their second dose of the vaccine.

The Premier mentioned that changes will come to the strict border controls after 90% of over-60s receive both doses of the vaccine. Once the 90% target is reached, the mandatory quarantine will be changed from 14 days to 10 days. The traveller must have a negative PCR test before arrival, and twice during the quarantine. The 10 day quarantine will only apply to those who have both doses of the vaccine.

The Governor highlighted the United Kingdoms commitment to supplying the vaccine to British Overseas Territories. The next consignment of vaccines will arrive on the Island on the 11th of February, carrying 15,000 doses. The Governor also pointed out that Cayman will continue to receive the Pfizer Biotech vaccine.

Minister of Finance Roy Mctaggart spoke about the pre-covid strong economy and the success of the administration. He also mention several preliminary numbers, including a deficit of $50.1 million and $449 million in the bank. The minister also announced that the tourism stipend would increase from $1000 to $1500.

Minister of Health Dwayne “John John” Seymour announced a new program which will provide healthcare to hospitality and tourism workers.

Minister of Commerce Joesph “Joey” Hew announced that the cabinet recently approved a business owner’s loan, of $3,000.

There will be another CIG briefing next Thursday at 3pm. The briefing will not be about Covid-19.

Category: Covid-19

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