Long bank queues a concern: Dr Daoni

Saturday 29 January 2022 Deputy Controller of the National Pandemic Response Dr Daoni Esorom has urged management of commercial banks to ensure  its queues are minimized and everyone  wears  a  mask. Dr Daoni expresses concern  in light of   the  long, unmanaged queues at the banks, which he believes, pose a risk for the spread of COVID-19.

PNG records 22 new cases of Coronavirus

Wednesday 26 January 2022 The National Control Centre has confirmed 22 new cases of Coronavirus as  of Monday 24 January 2022,  increasing the total  number of  infections in the country  to 36, 570. Thirteen of the  cases were reported in National Capital District, five in  East New Britain, and  two  cases each in  Central and

Religious activities, essential services exempted from recent ban on gatherings of more than 100 people

Tuesday 25 January 2022 The Commissioner of Police and Controller of the PNG COVID-19 National Pandemic Response , David Manning, has exempted religious activities and essential services  from  the recent directive to ban gatherings of 100 or more persons, in Papua New Guinea. This direction comes into effect today (January 25) and shall remain in

Prime Minister receives COVID-19 vaccine booster

Monday 24 January 2022 Prime Minister, Hon. James Marape  has  yet again led by example when he received his COVID-19 Booster vaccine today. Mr Marape was  accompanied by   Minister for Petroleum,  Kerenga Kua, Minister for Health and HIV/AIDS,  Jelta Wong and  East Sepik Governor,  Allan Bird. Prime Minister  Marape sent another   clear message to all


24th January 2022 Air Niugini would like to advise customers that both Australia and Singapore have amended their Covid-19 testing requirements prior to travel to these countries. Effective from Tuesday 25th January, for passengers flying into both Australia and Singapore as their final destination, a rapid antigen test (RAT) administered and certified by a Doctor

No new COVID-19 cases reported

Wednesday 19 January 2022 The National Control Centre has reported no new cases of Coronavirus  on Sunday 16 and Monday 17 January 2022. The cumulative total confirmed cases still remain at 36,446 while the recovered cases stand at 35,800. In its daily COVID-19 update, NCC has also confirmed  one case of Omicron variant registered in