(CNS): The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce has supplied its help to the federal government for the measures put in place to attempt to curb the doubtless harmful unfold of COVID-29 on this group. Urging its members to cooperate with the prolonged curfew, which began Wednesday night, President Woody Foster stated the protection of Cayman’s folks was the principle precedence.
Urging the enterprise group to do the suitable factor, he stated, “That is an pressing attraction for cooperation and help. It’s completely crucial the enterprise group adjust to authorities’s mandate or we’ll face an identical destiny as different international locations with widespread group transmission of the COVID-19 virus.”
Nonetheless, it’s the personal sector, together with Chambers members, which were inflicting the headache for presidency. Hundreds of employers tried to hunt exemptions for as many as 20,000 staff in the present day, Premier Alden McLaughlin revealed on the Wednesday press briefing, when he stated that this had pushed him to impose the 58-hour curfew.
Foster, who shall be immediately impacted because the Foster’s Grocery store chain which he manages should shut down for this lockdown, stated, “Whereas we perceive the cruel financial ramifications companies are dealing with, that is an unprecedented disaster that the enterprise group can play a big position in, by supporting the measures put in place by the federal government in maintaining the nation protected.”
Foster stated that if companies cooperate, the group can include the unfold of COVID-19, however meaning supporting the curfew, self-isolation measures and letting non-essential workers keep residence.
The Chamber requested all companies to maintain updated on the COVID-19 problem by sourcing data from trusted authorities, Chamber and media retailers solely.