Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Here are Cayman's biggest COVID-newsmakers of August

The Cayman Islands has recorded no positive cases of COVID-19 since July 13 and no active cases since July 24. By all accounts we are doing very well. In July we began to see the light at the end of this dark tunnel known as COVID-19 and in August we are reaping the rewards of our many sacrifices.

And we deserve it.

Our leaders have made the difficult choices and we have respected them. Many countries are back-pedalling, trying to do what we did in the early days, but this is after lives have been lost and healthcare systems have been overrun.

As the old adage goes, an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.

Here are some of Cayman's biggest COVID-moments of August 2020.

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1. PAHO changed Cayman's transmission level from 'sporadic' to 'no cases'

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2. Cayman joined only 12 countries in the CDC's lowest risk ranking

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3. Cayman decided to delay opening the country's borders to stay over tourism until October 2020 at the earliest

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4. Cayman decided to delay opening the countries borders to cruise tourism until 2021 at the earliest

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5. Cayman has received 3,026 negative tests for the month of August (and no positives) putting us on track for our first COVID-free month

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