(CMR) Government has agreed to allow a crew member aboard a foreign vessel, at sea, who is exhibiting possible COVID-19 symptoms to be admitted to hospital for treatment on Grand Cayman.
The crew member's COVID-19 status is unknown; however, out of the abundance of caution, health officials are treating him as such.
Premier Hon. Wayne Panton said “In the tradition of a nation built on seafaring, it only seems the right thing to do to assist where we can.
Health Minister Hon. Sabrina Turner said, “We have ensured that the logistics of receiving the patient can be accomplished in complete safety and the Health Services Authority is confident and comfortable in accepting the patient.”
“Our hospitals have been successfully dealing with COVID patients since last year and I am certain this person will receive quality care here,” she added.
The Premier, who has said that the introduction of COVID to the Cayman community will continue to happen as restrictions on our borders lessen towards re-opening, reminds those who have not received their COVID Vaccination to protect themselves by getting vaccinated.