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Government 21 Mar, 2020 Follow News

Governor of the Cayman Islands, Martyn Roper

The UK Minister responsible for the Overseas Territories, Baroness Liz Sugg has confirmed the British governments continued support for Cayman and the other OTs in the battle against COVID-19.

Baroness Sugg hosted a teleconference with the leaders of the Overseas Territories to discuss the response to COVID-19, and how the UK can support the OTs response to this crisis.

The Minister for the Overseas Territories assured that the UK Government is working closely with the Overseas Territories "to ensure they receive the help that is necessary."

She said the UK Government is procuring medical equipment and support for each Territory immediately, "but we will also stand by the OTs in the long run as they deal with the impacts of the pandemic."

The OTs Minister thanked the Premier and public servants in the Cayman Islands “for their hard work to help stop the spread of the virus”, and encouraged everyone to follow the advice that has been issued.

“We all have a role to play in keeping people safe,” she added.

His Excellency the Governor Martyn Roper noted that; “Public Health England continue their work with the Chief Medical Officer and the Ministry of Health Colleagues on Island.”

He also encouraged the public to continue to follow the Government guidance on practising good hygiene, social distancing and self-isolating when required.

“As Governor I will continue to do all I can to help ensure the safety and security of Cayman, working in close conjunction with both the Cayman authorities and UK Government agencies,” Governor Roper stated.

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