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Archives for August 12, 2020

Scientists uncover a ‘Smoking Gun’: Airborne coronavirus still infectious

By Lynn Allison From Newsmax A team of researchers at the University of Florida found that aerosols released by COVID-19 patients in hospital rooms remain viable and infectious. It’s the first time scientists have demonstrated that the floating respiratory droplets expelled by patients contain an infectious, live virus. “This is what people have been clamoring for,” said Virginia […]

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Cayman: George Town man charged with Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm

From RCIPS A 26-year-old-man from George Town was charged with Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm (sawn-off shotgun) and Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm (Ammunition) yesterday 11 August, following his arrest on Sunday 9 August in the Fountain Road area of West Bay. The offender, was travelling in a vehicle in the Fountain Road area of […]

Cayman: Public Notice Conservation Council Meeting Aug 19

National Conservation Council Meeting – 19 August 2020, 2pm The National Conservation Council will hold a general meeting on Wednesday, 19 August 2020, starting at 2pm. This meeting is open to observers from the public & press.–          The meeting will be broadcast live on television and YouTube by Government Information Services.–  […]

Cayman: MRCU spraying operations 12 August

The Mosquito Research and Control Unit has announced the following aerial and truck operations beginning tonight (Wednesday, 12 August 2020). Operations start at 7.15 p.m.  Aerial Spraying   Newlands to Frank Sound – 7.15 p.m. This block includes Newlands, North Sound Estates, Rackley’s, Country Side, Lower Valley, Northward, Bodden Town, Midland, Acres, Breakers, up to Frank Sound. […]

Cayman: Attempted robbery incident in East End

From RCIPS Just before 8PM yesterday 11 August, police were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communications Centre to a report of an Attempted Robbery in the East End district. It was reported that a male wearing a dark coloured hoody and a black mask entered the Gas Station’s store with a hand gun and demanded cash, […]

Cayman: COVID-19 Testing Update 12 August 2020 – NO new positives – PAHO Cayman ‘No Cases’

The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 111 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since it was last reported on Tuesday, 11 August. All were negative. The total number of individuals in isolation, either at a government facility or in their homes at the request of the Public Health Department, is currently 158. As […]

Concacaf preliminary draw set to map qualification pathway towards FIFA World Cup 2022™ for 35 member associations

Concacaf preliminary draw to take place on Wednesday, 19 August (19:00 CET)35 member associations in North, Central America and the Caribbean to learn qualification pathway towards FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™Preliminary draw to be streamed live on FIFA.comThe qualification pathway for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ in North, Central America and the Caribbean will […]

New evidence that TB vaccine could fight coronavirus

By Lynn Allison From Newsmax There’s been a lot of speculation about dusting off old vaccines to treat the new coronavirus, and lately, researchers are looking at using the tuberculosis vaccine to help combat the disease. The vaccine, called Bacillus Calmette-Guerin, or BCG, has been found to boost immunity in general. Additionally, countries where people […]

UK: Three dead after passenger train derails near Stonehaven

From BBC Three people, including the driver and a conductor, have died after a passenger train derailed in Aberdeenshire. The third victim was a passenger, ScotRail has confirmed. It is thought the train hit a landslide after heavy rain and thunderstorms which caused flooding and travel disruption across Scotland. A major incident was declared and about 30 […]