A healthcare facility in the Cayman Islands has been granted permission to enter into phase one of a clinical trial of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The facility – Perseus Cayman Islands Limited, is now looking for 20 volunteers from across the territory for the first phase of the human trials.

The Cayman Islands Health Practice Commission proved the application for the trial. 

The medical director of the health facility, Dr. Sook Yin, who has also been involved in research and treatment of cancer, says that she has been working for several years with US-based scientists behind the new COVID-19 vaccine. 

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, Government officials confirmed that 738 people in isolation had returned to the Cayman Islands from overseas. 

It’s reported that the majority are in home-isolation using geofencing wristbands, while some are in government quarantine facilities. 

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