A total of 7,798 people have recovered from COVID-19 as of Wednesday April 21, 2021, according to statistics released from the National Control Centre.
So far, of the 10,338 people who have tested positive for COVID-19, 99 have died, and 2,441 cases are still active within the last 14 days.
Police Commissioner and Controller of the PNG COVID-19 National Pandemic Response has called upon citizens who have recovered from COVID-19 to continue to comply with the measures in the new normal or “Niupela Pasin”. “Continue to wear masks, practice safe distancing of 1.5 meters and regularly wash your hands,” Mr Manning said.
He said, “ recovering from COVID-19 does not mean that the danger is over. “The country’s COVID-19 cases have surged and that public support is needed to contain this pandemic from spreading even further.” Mr Manning urged every citizen to continue practicing the following health measures:
- Regularly wash hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based sanitizer;
- Maintain a physical distance of at least 1.5 meters between themselves and others;
- Avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth;
- Greet others with a smile, a nod or a simple hello – no handshakes, fist bumps or high fives;
- Cough and sneeze in their bent elbow and not their hands;
- Limit social gathering and time spent in crowded places;
- Wear a face mask or face covering in all public places to protect themselves and others; and
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
(See the table below for more statistics.)