Poll finds that majority do not support stopping border re-opening.

Data from recent Cayman Compass Poll (Image John Fleming/Real Cayman News)

(RCN) A recent poll run by the Cayman Compass found that 76.5% (5422) of people do not agree with PACT postponing the re-opening of the borders. The PACT Government postponed the borders re-opening due to the recent surge of Covid-19 in the community.

“Government officials have been stating for months that COVID is not going anywhere and would someday return to our shores. The virus has now been detected in the community – this should not be a shock. Cayman has been diligently preparing and we are ready to combat COVID. We have one of the highest vaccination rates in the world. We have world class health professionals and first responders. Our Public Health Department has done a remarkable job and will continue to enhance their protocols. The Government has now clearly demonstrated a lack of confidence in its own planning and advisors.” Wrote the CITA, in a press release.

The press release also recommended rapid testing, and a smartphone track and trace app. The Premier was asked about a contact tracing app by Editor-in-chief John Fleming (through Donna Bush) to which he replied “Our population is too small for track and trace to work effectively.” John Fleming also asked Minister Turner about rapid testing, to which she replied “Government will provide whatever is necessary for the interest of public health.”

The Cayman Islands Tourism Association encouraged all to speak out if they disagree with the Government latest decision.

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