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Tourism sector takes proactive approach to Zika threat

The Department of Tourism is taking a proactive approach, committing to share its latest public health information on the Zika threat with its tourism partners.

The US Centers for Disease Control is advising that travelers to the Caribbean take enhanced precautions against the disease.

While Zika has yet to reach Cayman’s shores, Deputy Premier and Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell admits, it is a concern.

“It is certainly a threat, but we are dealing with it, we’re knowledgable about it, and we’re working with our global partners and our regional partners to try to do our best to find solutions for it,” said Mr. Kirkconnell.

Mr. Kirkconnell said meetings are scheduled for this week to discuss and prepare for the threat of Zika.

So far, cases have been confirmed in Barbados, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Martin, and the US Virgin Islands.


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