Governor Martyn Roper and wife Lissie test positive for COVID-19 | Loop Cayman Islands

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Cayman Islands governor, Martyn Roper has just gone to social media to announce that him and his wife Lissie have tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the post, which was made at 1:10pm today, the governor’s diagnosis was confirmed on Good Friday, while his wife tested positive a few days prior.

“We have mostly mild symptoms (sore throat, stuffy nose). We are doing well & feeling fine. Grateful to be boosted! Currently working from home, hope to be out of isolation in a few days,” said Governor Roper, via Twitter.

In a simultaneous Facebook post, the governor stated that without their booster shots “things could of course have been a lot worse. The vaccinations the UK provided have helped many across our islands avoid serious illness and even worse, saving countless precious lives.”

Governor Roper has urged those who have not yet been vaccinated or not received a booster to get one as soon as possible, reminding the public that a fourth booster dose is also available to anyone over the age of 18 who received their third shot more than 6 months ago.

“The health experts tell us that a fourth dose can also protect against infection from the new Omicron variant BA2 whereas six months after the booster, there is little protection from infection (but the vaccines/boosters do continue to provide strong protection against serious illness or death),” he said.

Governor Roper shared that he attended the National Trust Conference via zoom yesterday and today, he was able to participate in Teams meetings with the Police Commissioner and take telephone calls.

The couple hopes to be released from isolation in a few days.