(CMR) Unlicensed food vendor Kasnique Patrice Austin Cupid also known as Eve Highvoltage has been caught selling food whilst subject to an isolation requirement. Cupid has a child that attends George Town Primary School.
George Town Primary was subject to a lockdown order with all families being required to quarantine after a child was found to have tested positive for the coronavirus over a week ago. Since then, some 24 cases have been linked to the school outbreak.
The school was locked down on September 14 and since then Cupid has sold her food on at least 4 separate occasions.
CMR reported earlier that she was missing and police were actively searching for her. Upon returning to her residence eyewitnesses share that she was refusing to provide the police with her name and refusing to exit the apartment that she shares with her husband and multiple children.
Cupid is an unlicensed food vendor that has been selling to a number of worksites whilst advertising her menu on social media. Her husband was also seen at Casa nightclub in the Strand on Friday night by eyewitnesses.
Travel Cayman is currently working with the Public Health Department and the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service in response to a breach of quarantine by a parent of a George Town Primary School student.
Police confirm that she was found in breach of her mandated quarantine by selling food and doing other business.
Travel Cayman continues to remind individuals quarantining at their residence that they are forbidden to leave the premises or hand over any item to persons outside of their quarantine. Only persons making contactless deliveries should visit the properties.
The penalties for anyone who fails to follow this rule are up to two years in jail and a maximum KYD10,000 fine, upon conviction.
Emphasizing that these requirements carry the force of law and will be strictly enforced, Deputy Governor Franz Manderson comments:
“The present breach is a very serious matter. Quarantine breaches endanger our entire community. Any failure by persons in quarantine to obey our laws and regulations will not be tolerated”.
The Deputy Governor adds: “Our public safety and public health agencies have been working tirelessly to protect the people of the Cayman Islands from the COVID-19 virus. I thank these agencies for their swift response to today’s breach of quarantine.”
Travel Cayman Director Casandra Morris states “At this time, there is no concern for the general public. We will continue to investigate this incident with our partnering agencies.”
The Director adds, “I strongly encourage persons who are in quarantine to take it very seriously and refrain from any action that might breach their quarantine. Along with Public Health and RCIPS, we are all working tirelessly to eradicate the spread of COVID-19 and need the active cooperation and participation of those involved. We can only protect our families, the community and the nation if those in quarantine adhere to the Regulations.”
Public Health continues to investigate and can confirm that at this point there is no cause for a public health concern.