(CMR) Cayman Marl Road has received information that the Owen Roberts International Airport has been locked down after KX605 arrived from Jamaica this evening with a symptomatic woman on board.
This breaking exclusive comes as the government was hosting a press briefing dicussing the surprise community transmission cases that came to its attention Wednesday afternoon.
Human error led to a passenger being permitted to fly who should not have been. We understand that Cayman Airways Agent in Jamaica missed the positive indiator on the PCR test. Public Health nurses stationed in the hallways at ORIA also missed the test results. However, when the couple arrived here a CBC agent picked up on test results.
The couple has been detained despite the fact that the man attempted to “leave the woman behind” pretending like he was not her travel companion. One source shared that some people witnessed her coughing and she was having to be constantly told to pull up her mask.
Eyewitnesses have said that the airport is telling people they are not permitted to leave and are trying to call back others who have already left the airport.
KX605 was an extra flight that was put on for today and landed at 4:34 pm.