(CMR) In light of the apparent community transmission of COVID-19, Government could review some measures for Phase Four reopening of the country, Premier Wayne Panton has said. However, a lockdown is not on the agenda at the time, the Premier said.
Panton, who was addressing the closure of the George Town Primary School after a Year Six student tested positive for the virus, said, “positive cases emerging in the community is a worrying trend.” However, he said based on the information available at this time, his government was not considering a lockdown.
“The Cabinet will meet to finalize additional public health measures in light of the development of two separate incidents of community transmission, including mask mandates, increased surveillance testing, consideration of quarantine periods, and revisiting the rules around who can visit Cayman.Based on the information that we have at this time, we are not considering a lockdown,” Panton said
Meantime, parents and students of the George Town Primary are advised to remain at home until the school contacts them to come in for testing. Testing has begun at the school for Year Six students and their guardians or parents.
Premier Panton said the student who tested positive had no travel history nor has been in contact with anyone who traveled recently.
The decision was taken to close the school after the child's family tested negative for the coronavirus.