(CMR) The Royal Cayman Islands Police Services have quartered off a section of Rock Hole, George Town Central this afternoon telling residents in the area they dealing with a potential coronavirus situation. Residents in the area have shared that there are currently five police cruisers in the area including unmarked vehicles and they have shared this information with them. At present, no one is allowed in and out of that area.
Several medical personnel is also on the scene in full PPE. Additionally, it is understood that medics were in the area last night.
The female has tested positive and as a result of her movements, a containment area has been created by the authorities around her apartment complex. During today's press briefing the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, confirmed that she has agreed to go into mandatory isolation and he is giving her the benefit of the doubt as there appears to have been some “misunderstanding” about what was required of her to self-isolate.
This notice requires everyone to stay inside their dwelling whilst further test are undertaken at the location.
CMR understands that an individual who was to be in self-isolation was not adhering to those requirements and as a result, the authorities have taken her to a mandatory facility. The public is reminded that a formal request to isolate is not optional and the Chief Medical Officer has the authority to compel someone to do it as well as seek a fine and imprisonment.