While the Caribbean grapples with rising numbers of coronavirus infections, roughly 45,195 people in the Cayman Islands have gotten at any rate one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, indicated by the Ministry of Health of the British Overseas Territory.
This significant achievement by the Caribbean nation is touted by local politicians as important for considerations surrounding the reopening of the country’s borders. However, there have been no indications as to when the country’s borders will reopen for travelers and for tourism.
Premier Wayne Panton stated that the Cayman Islands was yet to set a minimum target that would work with the resuming of the island’s boundaries.
“The advice is that there isn’t any specific number that is going to guarantee herd immunity… the truth is we haven’t actually set our minimum,” said Panton.
Governor Martyn Roper communicated comparative estimations, taking note of that 70% didn’t necessarily address herd immunity.
As indicated by the public health department, the increase in uptake of the vaccines implies that all the jabs will be directed before the expiration date, with another shipment expected to show up in mid-June.
The Cayman Islands as of Friday has a reported nine active cases of COVID-19.