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FOUR QUARANTINED STUDENTS TEST COVID-19 POSITIVE

Local News 07 Apr, 2020 1 Comments Follow News

FOUR QUARANTINED STUDENTS TEST COVID-19 POSITIVE

FOUR QUARANTINED STUDENTS TEST COVID-19 POSITIVE

 

Another six positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported for the Cayman Islands.

 

Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reported that four of the six new cases are students who have been in self-quarantine at Government expense in a local hotel.

 

This brings the number of cases to 45, the largest number in the Caribbean Overseas Territories.

 

Bermuda has the next highest on 39 with two deaths now recorded there attributed to COVID-19.

 

The students who have tested positive will remain in isolation pending further tests.

 

Around 75 students have been tested with only four showing positive results.

 

Commenting on the development, Hon. Premier Alden McClaughlin said this underscores the Government’s decision to isolate and test the students who returned to the territory last month.

 

How the four positive results were acquired is still investigated.

 

The Premier also said that the pattern of the positive results indicates that “there’s no real evidence of significant community transmission of the virus in Cayman.”

 

He said it appears that most of the positive results are coming from clusters within certain areas or households.

 

Mr McClaughlin urged residents to remain vigilant, adhere to the preventive protocols put in place, and “if you have access to a mask, wear it.” 


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Annonymously

07 Apr, 2020

Is there a specific area, clinic, hospital or compound for Covid 19 positive patients in the Cayman Islands? If non, then this is the main reason why the lockdown might reach to a minimum of 6 months. Positive patient although they have a stiff penalty if they disobey the rule not to come out, does it make sense just to put them in a more stable clinical environment other than their dwelling. It will be helpful too to monitor Person Under Investigation (PUI) and Person Under Monitoring (PUM).
Locking down the majority of the low income bracket in Cayman is getting worse.
Good thing Govt supported the business owners but how about the $6 per hour persons previously called backbone.
Unfortunately, these $6 person does not have a say, they just wait or just go and start breaking the back again in 6 months time.
Can the authorities, create a panel, multi sectoral, non partisan to assist in bringing back the economy earlier than 6 months benefitting both the business owners and labour.

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