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No new COVID-19 cases reported in Cayman Islands, 2 September
The Medical Officer of Health, Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez, reports 94 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Tuesday, 1 September. All were negative.
The total number of people in isolation, either at a government facility or in their homes as required by the Medical Officer of Health, will follow shortly.
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Germany and France announce new national lockdowns, saying they have lost control of the coronavirus
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron each announced month-long national lockdowns Wednesday, saying health authorities have lost control of skyro...
UK to start rapid COVID-19 tests at Heathrow on Tuesday
Airlines argue pre-departure virus tests crucial to get people travelling safely again.
No new Covid cases reported in Cayman Islands; 20 active cases remain
The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 344 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Tuesday, 27 October 2020. All were negative.
Legislative Assembly sessions October 28
Russia begins production of its second coronavirus vaccine
Russia has started production of the second Russian vaccine against COVID-19, EpiVacCorona, created by the Véktor research center, according to the country's health chief, Anna ...
UN calls for 'available and affordable' coronavirus vaccine for all
The UN Secretary General, António Guterres, pointed out that the vaccine should be considered a "global public good".
France orders new lockdown, Germany imposes toughest virus rules in months
Macron seeks ‘brutal brake on infections’, while Merkel unveils one-month partial shutdown; Spain, Italy, Britain, Greece and Portugal report record new coronavirus cases.
Bahamas strikes first with Sand Dollar amid US–China CBDC faceoff
Fed Chairman Powell sees no urgency to develop a CBDC, but eventually, the world’s top central bank must act, say experts.
Young influencers get billions of views peddling junk food to kids, study says
Young ‘influencers’ are being used to peddle unhealthy junk food to other kids via YouTube – racking up a ‘staggering’ one billion views, warns a new study.
No new COVID-19 cases reported in Cayman Islands, 20 active cases remain
The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 352 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Monday, 26 October 2020. All were negative.
VIDEO: News Brief, 27 October
Museum’s mascot wins CIMPA award, Tea Party held for Cayman Brac Seniors
A fire incident forces RCIPS Business Centre to close temporarily
The RCIPS wishes to advise the public that the RCIPS Business Centre, which comprises the Criminal Records Office and the Security and Firearms Licensing Unit, and the Professio...
Honour Nominations Open
The Council for the Order of the Cayman Islands invites the public to nominate persons who have made exemplary contributions to life in the Cayman Islands for membership in the ...
Legislative Assembly October 26 2020
Coronavirus means less sex – for Chinese, Americans, British and now Turkish
Survey in Turkey suggests people are having sex less often – consistent with findings elsewhere – and are concerned about spreading Covid-19, researchers say.
Study indicates that 82% of patients with COVID-19 have a lack of vitamin D
The researchers observed that 82.2% of the 216 covid-19 patients at the Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital had vitamin D deficiency, and that men had lower levels than wo...
Hospital capacity running out in multiple European countries
Ambulances 'driving in circles' in the Hague, unable to discharge patients. Belgium asks NL to take in some patients, but Dutch hospitals are already airlifting patients to Ger...
'We need a miracle': Czech PM says more restrictions are looming
The Czech infection rate is the highest on the planet except for tiny Andorra, and the spread of the virus among doctors and medical workers is worsening the strain on hospitals.
US appeals against China’s WTO trade war tariff victory
The United States has chosen to appeal China’s WTO tariff victory ‘into the void’, with the appellate body defunct since Washington refused to appoint new judges.
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