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Rapid Antigen tests to arrive in Cayman.

Rapid Antigen tests to arrive in Cayman.

| 11th October 2021

(RCN) Rapid Antigen tests are set to arrive in the Cayman Islands, on the British Airways flight on Monday. The tests will be used instead of the PCR tests, which take hours to process. The rapid test can be done at home and takes 30 minutes for a result to appear. The antigen test is […]

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

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

| 17th September 2021

(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 […]

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Prison Employee tests positive for Covid-19

Prison Employee tests positive for Covid-19

| 16th September 2021

(RCN) A prison officer at HMCI Northward has tested positive for Covid-19, according to a CIG Press release. Both HMCI Northward and HMCI Fairbanks will apply operational restrictions to help prevent the spread of Covid, in such an isolated setting. All prison staff and prison inmates will be tested for Covid-19. The prison has closed […]

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George Town Primary to close after 1 positive covid case.

George Town Primary to close after 1 positive covid case.

| 14th September 2021 | 0 Comments

(RCN) George Town Primary School has been closed following a student testing positive for Covid-19. All students, staff, and teachers will be tested for the virus on Tuesday. “Since receiving notification late Monday evening that one of our students has tested positive for COVID-19, we, along with Public Health, have immediately activated our Continuity of […]

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Cayman Islands Vaccination rate slowly grinds on.

Cayman Islands Vaccination rate slowly grinds on.

| 12th August 2021 | 0 Comments

After massive pushes by both P.A.C.T and PPM Governments, the vaccination rate is slowly grinding on, according to the HSA. Fewer and fewer people are getting the vaccines, with only 1,496 people getting the first dose and 2,243 getting the second dose for the whole month of July. 68% of the total population has had […]

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Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update

| 4th August 2021 | 0 Comments

(RCN) The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 360 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Tuesday, 3 August 2021. There were two positive test results in travellers. There have been 98,327 COVID-19 vaccinations given in total in the Cayman Islands to date.  Of these, 50,263 (71% of […]

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Delta variant found in the Cayman Islands.

Delta variant found in the Cayman Islands.

| 23rd July 2021 | 0 Comments

(RCN) The highly infectious Delta variant has been found in the Cayman Islands, through the Genetic Sequencing machine in the HSA. The variant was found in two travellers, both vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine at the HSA earlier in the year. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said, “Given the prevalence of the Delta variant […]

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Premier Panton shares re-opening plan at Chamber Luncheon.

Premier Panton shares re-opening plan at Chamber Luncheon.

| 9th July 2021 | 1 Comment

(RCN) Premier Hon. Wayne Panton announced today that vaccination against COVID-19 will become mandatory for work permit holders In the Cayman Islands. The Premier was speaking to a sold-out crowd at the Kimpton Seafire Resort for the 2021 Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce Legislative Luncheon, which Is an annual opportunity for the business community to […]

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Covid-19 Update, 6th of July 2021.

Covid-19 Update, 6th of July 2021.

| 6th July 2021 | 0 Comments

(RCN) The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 685 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Friday, 2 July, 2021. There was one positive result in a traveller. To date, 94,093 COVID-19 vaccinations have been given in total in the Cayman Islands.  Of these, 48,665 (68% of an […]

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New COVID-19 Regulations Relax Quarantine Requirements for Verifiably Vaccinated Travellers

New COVID-19 Regulations Relax Quarantine Requirements for Verifiably Vaccinated Travellers

| 25th June 2021 | 0 Comments

(RCN) A five-day quarantine period for fully vaccinated incoming travellers who meet specific criteria is a key change in the new COVID-19 Regulations which came into effect on Wednesday. This and other new Regulations were announced by the Cayman Islands Government at a press briefing on Wednesday, 16 June. Premier Hon Wayne Panton said, “We […]

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