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CIG Response to Cayman Compass Article

Government 17 Apr, 2022 Follow News

CIG Response to Cayman Compass Article

 

On Saturday The CIG Information Services issued the following statement

On Friday 15 April, the Cayman Compass posted an article titled “Minister of Health goes mask-less in Little Cayman health centre tour” with a screenshot taken from video footage posted by CIGTV on its Daily News Brief of Tuesday 29 March.

The current regulations with regards to healthcare facilities state that the healthcare facility “may require any person who visits any of such places to wear a mask and a person who refuses to do so shall be refused entry.”

The screenshot taken is of Minister Turner who was touring the facilities Tuesday 22 March at the end of the day, after the Little Cayman Clinic had closed. The visit was an impromptu stop to say thank you to the staff at a time when there were no patients or members of the public in the facility.

"Without proper context, I understand how the photo in question may appear”, stated Minister Turner.

"In retrospect, I should have used my mask, regardless of the clinic being closed," she added.

The Cayman Islands Government continues to encourage members of the public to follow public health guidelines including proper mask-wearing to control the rate of spreading the COVID-19 infection here in the Cayman Islands.


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