There are no cases of Coronavirus in Grand Cayman. However, the number of cases globally surpassed 80,000. The death toll in China rose by 71 to 2,663. More than 77,000 people in the country have been infected. In South Korea, infections have risen again, taking the total to 977. Japan has now confirmed more than 850 infected people. Italy has the largest number of cases in Europe, 231.
In order to protect Caymanians and its resident from the Coronavirus, Government is recommending residents to restrict travel to certain countries which are worst-hit. Visitors who have been in China in the preceding fourteen days will be denied entry – a restriction in line with many of Cayman’s regional neighbours. Returning residents who have travelled to mainland China will be quarantined under the direction of the Medical Officer of Health.
“As always, our first priority is to keep Caymanians and residents safe and mitigate any public health threat expeditiously,” said Health Minister Dwayne Seymour.
He said rest assured that border control measures to screen passengers on all flights and vessels from mainland China and for people who have been in, or transited through, mainland China in the past 14 days will be on-going.
“I want to continue to remind the public to be vigilant and to assure the people of the Cayman Islands that we are prepared for this threat to global health,” Seymour said.
The main signs of infection are fever (high temperature) and a cough as well as shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Public health officials are reminding arriving passengers, if they have these symptoms they need to seek medical attention.
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