August 15, 2022

WHO Director−General’s opening remarks at the WHO press conference – 16 March 2022

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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening. After several weeks of declines, reported cases of COVID-19 are once again increasing globally, especially in parts of Asia. These increases are occurring despite reductions in testing in some countries, which means the cases we are seeing are just the tip of the iceberg. And we know that […]

Cayman: Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend

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WHO:                                      The Governor, the Premier and the Platinum Jubilee Steering Committee WHAT:                                   The Proclamation of the Official Lighting of the Beacons WHEN:                                    Thursday 2 June 2022, 2:00 p.m. WHERE:                                 Heroes Square PARTICIPANTS:                   Government officials and members of the public BACKGROUND:                   There is a long and unbroken tradition in the UK of celebrating Royal Jubilees, Weddings and Coronations with […]

Queen’s Jubilee: Family Afternoon Tea Party at the Cayman National Gallery

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WHO:                                                   National Gallery of the Cayman Islands in partnership with the Ministry of Youth, Sports, Culture & Heritage, Cayman National Cultural Foundation and the Youth Services Unit WHAT:                                                 Queen’s Jubilee: Family Afternoon Tea Party at the National Gallery WHEN:                                    Saturday, 21 May 2022, 1-4 p.m. WHERE:                                               National Gallery of the Cayman Islands PARTICIPANTS:                                 […]

WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the WHO press conference – 10 May 2022

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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening,  On Sunday, I left Ukraine, where alongside my Executive Director Dr. Mike Ryan and WHO colleagues we saw first-hand hospitals that have been bombed, we spoke with health workers and we met patients that were physically injured and mentally exhausted.  We met with the Prime Minister, Minister of […]

WHO recommends highly successful COVID−19 therapy and calls for wide geographical distribution and transparency from originator

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Today, WHO (April 22) made a strong recommendation for nirmatrelvir and ritonavir, sold under the name Paxlovid, for mild and moderate COVID-19 patients at highest risk of hospital admission, calling it the best therapeutic choice for high-risk patients to date. However, availability, lack of price transparency in bilateral deals made by the producer, and the […]

WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the WHO press conference – 4 May 2022

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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening,  Globally, reported cases and deaths from COVID-19 are continuing to decline, with reported weekly deaths at their lowest since March 2020.  But these trends, while welcome, don’t tell the full story.  Driven by Omicron sub-variants, we are seeing an increase in reported cases in the Americas and Africa.  […]

Cayman: Updated COVID-19 Regulations – mandatory wearing of masks inside public buildings and public transport will remain in effecy

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Cayman Islands COVID-19 Situational Report (SitRep) Highlights International Situation The number of cases reported to WHO worldwide have continued to decline for the seventh consecutive week. However, the number of COVID deaths (even accounting for differences in death classifications) has not been showing a similar downward trend, which is concerning as it might indicate an […]

WHO Director−General’s opening remarks at the WHO press conference – 23 March 2022

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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening. The global increase in COVID-19 cases continues, driven by large outbreaks in Asia and a fresh wave in Europe. Several countries are now seeing their highest death rates since the beginning of the pandemic. This reflects the speed with which Omicron spreads, and the heightened risk of death […]

WHO recommends two new drugs to treat COVID−19

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The drugs add to an expanding toolbox for COVID-19 treatment 14 January 2021, Geneva | WHO has recommended two new drugs for COVID-19, providing yet more options for treating the disease. The extent to which these medicines will save lives depends on how widely available and affordable they will be. The first drug, baricitinib, is strongly […]

Cayman: National Heroes Day 2022 Ceremony

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WHO: Premier, Hon. Wayne G. Panton, JP, MP; and Minister for Home Affairs, Youth, Sports, Culture & Heritage, Hon. Bernie Bush, MP  WHAT: National Heroes Day 2022 Ceremony including remarks, parade, the unveiling of new national hero’s commemorative bust,  and wreath-laying of nation builders  (*Invitation Only*).   WHEN: Monday, 24 January I 9-11 a.m. WHERE: […]