Friday 23 April 2021
A total of 8,301 people have recovered from COVID-19, while 10,602 people have tested positive as of Friday April 23.
Of the 82,526 COVID-19 tests done so far, there were 10,602 positives, including 102 deaths from COVID-19.
A total of 2,199 cases are active within the last 14 days whilst 674 tests are pending laboratory results.
Police Commissioner and Controller of the PNG COVID-19 National Pandemic Response Mr David Manning has called upon citizens to continue to comply with the measures in the new normal or “Niupela Pasin”.
He said recovering from COVID-19 does not mean that the danger is over.
“The country’s COVID-19 cases are still climbing and public support is needed to contain the pandemic from spreading even further.”
Mr Manning urged everyone to continue practicing the following 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.)
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