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HSA Staff self-isolating due to potential Covid-19 exposure.

HSA Staff self-isolating due to potential Covid-19 exposure.

| 22nd June 2021 | 0 Comments

(RCN) Due to potential exposure to a highly symptomatic COVID-19 positive patient at the Cayman Islands Hospital, a small number of Health Services Authority (HSA) employees have been placed in isolation. “It is our top priority to keep our patients and staff safe, therefore out of an abundance of caution, anyone potentially exposed directly or […]

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5-day Quarantine, PCR test on arrival scrapped. Information from the CIG Press Briefing.

5-day Quarantine, PCR test on arrival scrapped. Information from the CIG Press Briefing.

| 18th June 2021 | 0 Comments

(RCN) At the COVID-19 press conference on Wednesday 16 June 2021, Premier Hon. Wayne Panton and members of Cabinet announced changes to travel and quarantine regulations that will go into effect on Wednesday 23 June 2021. Premier Panton announced the reduction of mandatory quarantine to five days for verifiably vaccinated incoming travellers; the reinstatement of […]

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Quarantine reduced to 5 days, 72 hr test reinstated.

Quarantine reduced to 5 days, 72 hr test reinstated.

| 16th June 2021 | 0 Comments

(RCN) Quarantine will be reduced to 5 days, for all travellers who have had a covid-19. You must have a PCR Test on arrival, but you do not need a test on arrival. This is a developing story, check into http://www.realcaymannews.com for more info!

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Progressives hold a re-opening press conference, pressure PACT to speak up.

Progressives hold a re-opening press conference, pressure PACT to speak up.

| 16th June 2021 | 0 Comments

(RCN) The Progressive Opposition held a press conference, on Tuesday 15th of June 2021. Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart has accused the PACT government of being silent, in particular with regards to re-opening Caymans borders. “I know that the PACT government is inexperienced and trying to come to grips with the demands of their roles within […]

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RCIPS investigating an alleged breach of Isolation.

RCIPS investigating an alleged breach of Isolation.

| 15th June 2021 | 0 Comments

(RCN) The RCIPS, in conjunction with Public Health and Travel Cayman, conducted an investigation into an alleged breach of isolation protocols following the circulation of images on social media showing travelers in quarantine aboard a boat.   The investigation revealed that the pictures were taken on a boat that was dry-docked at the private residence […]

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COVID-19 Update 10 June 2021.

COVID-19 Update 10 June 2021.

| 10th June 2021 | 0 Comments

(RCN) The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 372 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Wednesday, 9 June 2021. There were no positive test results. As of Monday, 7 June 2021, 86,711 COVID-19 vaccinations had been given in total in the Cayman Islands.  Of these 46,928 (72% […]

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Genomic sequencing technology to provide the Cayman Islands with new insights into the SARS-CoV-2 virus

Genomic sequencing technology to provide the Cayman Islands with new insights into the SARS-CoV-2 virus

| 7th June 2021 | 0 Comments

The Cayman Islands Forensic Science Laboratory team at the Health Services Authority (HSA) will join scientists across the globe in being able to analyse the full genomicsequence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus from infected individuals, by utilising next generation sequencing (NGS), an advanced technology new to the Cayman Islands.  With the procurement of two next generation sequencers made possible through generous donations from the […]

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Green Light Given for 12 to 15 year olds to be vaccinated against COVID

Green Light Given for 12 to 15 year olds to be vaccinated against COVID

| 4th June 2021 | 0 Comments

The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, confirmed today thatthe green light has been given for those aged 12 to 15 years of age to get vaccinated against Covid-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.  The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in the United Kingdom have assessed data provided on the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and agreed that it has now demonstrated high efficacy and safety for this age group. This […]

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COVID-19: Pfizer jab approved for 12 to 15-year-olds by United Kingdom Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency,

COVID-19: Pfizer jab approved for 12 to 15-year-olds by United Kingdom Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency,

| 4th June 2021 | 0 Comments

The UK’s medicines regulator has approved the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for 12 to 15-year-olds. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said the decision followed a “rigorous review” of safety and effectiveness in that age group – and that the benefits of having the COVID jab outweighed the risks. This means that The Cayman Islands will […]

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COVID-19 Vaccination Schedule June 2021.

COVID-19 Vaccination Schedule June 2021.

| 28th May 2021 | 1 Comment

(RCN) The Public Health Department has published the latest schedule for the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for June 2021. The current batch of vaccines are set to expire at the end of June, therefore persons who still have not received their first dose are encouraged to get the vaccine before June 9th to allow for the […]

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