(CMR) The Cayman Islands Government has just announced that Public Health is investigating a possible breach of the self-isolation protocols by a traveler.
This is the primary concern about the phased re-opening that allows residence to isolate at home once pre-approved.
The report confirms that the breach, which happened in very close proximity to the traveler’s home and was rapidly responded to by the mobile compliance officers.
RCIPS can confirm that both offenders have been warned for intended prosecution. One of the offenders was also arrested for obstructing the police. The matter is currently under investigation and a completed file will be sent to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution for a decision.
The traveler, along with their household, has been moved to a government quarantine facility, and the local resident is also being detained.
Public Health wishes to remind the public of the serious potential health risks to the community when persons in isolation breach their quarantine, and also when residents assist in any such breach of isolation.
The public and travelers should be reminded that if found in breach persons will be warned for intended prosecution and are liable, on conviction, to a fine of one thousand dollars and imprisonment for six months. https://bit.ly/3jHZrIF