Saturday 26 September, 2020

Cayman's Premier: "Government has a plan"

Cayman's Premier, the Honourable Alden McLaughlin has responded today to local criticism that the government does not have a plan for Cayman during the COVID-19 pandemic. He has indicated that this is to the contrary. The plan of the government is to test and to wipe out the virus in the community so that domestic economic activities can begin again while the virus “burns out” in other countries.

14 days without a case would be the minimum benchmark for the relaxation of some of the restrictions that have been put in place, according to the Premier. If more positive cases come in, the curfew could become more restrictive.

"Everything needs to change so everything will stay the same," quoted Cayman's Governor, Martyn Roper.

"Our plan at the moment is working. We are isolating people, we are tracing contacts and we are taking care of our elderly," followed the Governor. "We have the right strategy."

The Governor called for unity within the community, referring to criticisms that have been projected at the Minister of Health.

We are all in this together.

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