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Another positive COVID-19 case | First curfew conviction

Local News 03 Apr, 2020 Follow News

Hon. Premier Alden McClaughlin

Police Commissioner Derek Byrne

The Cayman Islands go into the weekend with one additional COVID-19 case confirmed on Friday bringing the total to 29.

Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee updated on eight results, one of which was proven to be positive. The other seven were negative.

Of the tests confirmed positive to date, one person is said to be fully recovered having completed the two additional tests showing negative results at the end of their isolation.

Another 13 are said to have clinically recovered meaning they are not showing any symptoms at the end of their isolation but are yet to have their final two tests to give them the all-clear.

In all, there have been 244 negative results from 273 tests carried out here.

Tests have also been carried out on students who have been in isolation in government-provided facilities.

Dr Lee said their results are expected to be known in the next 24 to 36 hours.

If those results are negative the students will be allowed to leave their self-isolation and return to their households.

They have been in self-isolation since returning to Cayman.

Meanwhile, extensions to the curfews take effect from this weekend.

Police Commissioner Derek Byrne announced that approval has been received to extend the overnight 7pm to 5am hard curfew for another 14 days.

For the next two Sundays a full 24-hour hard curfew will be maintained.

The Shelter in Place/ Stay Home soft day-time curfew which expires on Monday will also be extended for another 14 days to run parallel with the extended hard overnight curfew.

The conditions and penalties for violations have also been tightened.

Commissioner Byrne said the risks are still too great to the community to relax the restrictions.

The first conviction was also recorded this week for curfew violations.

A four-month sentence was imposed on the offender.

A number of other breaches are pending prosecution.


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