Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Premier: "Today's results are the most worrying we've had"

“I beg you, despite our best efforts, we are going to have some tragic times.” These are the words of Cayman Premier, Alden McLaughlin at today’s COVID-19 Government Press Briefing, in reference to too many people congregating in groups and ignoring soft curfew rules. There are 6-positive COVID-19 tests that were confirmed today that are still being traced which implies that there is likely to have been community transmission. The two other positive tests have been directly connected to prior positive cases.

According to the Premier and Police Commissioner, Derek Byrne, too many people are congregating on the beach. There were apparently quite a large number of locals on the beach drinking alcohol on Easter Friday.

“I share the Premier’s heartfelt plea,” said Governor, Martyn Roper. “Please, please, please follow the guidance and avoid human contact.”

The greatest amount of worry thus far was communicated by the nation’s leaders at today’s briefing.

According to the Premier, there are thousands who are not taking the coronavirus risk seriously. The Premier conveyed further concern around Easter Monday when Caymanians are accustomed to congregating. As a result, the government will be closing all beaches on Easter Monday.

"Please don't let all of the hard work that we are doing be eroded," said the Minister of Health, who indicated that if Caymanians feel that it is hard now, just imagine that if there is no choice "but to do a full lockdown for more than just one day."

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