STATE OF EMERGENCY OFFICE OF THE CONTROLLER MEDIA STATEMENT Thursday 02 April 2020 NAQIA team to address African Swine Fever in Southern Highlands Province NATIONAL Agriculture Quarantine and Inspection Authority (NAQIA) officers will be travelling to Mendi to address the recent outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Mendi, Southern Highlands Province and other gazetted neighboring
[siteorigin_widget][/siteorigin_widget]In the orders issued, it has stated that in this period of the National Emergency, all aircrafts and vessels are not allowed to enter Papua New Guinea. The order also stated that no person is permitted to board an aircraft or vessel bound for PNG unless he or she is a health worker or persons
HEALTH Minister Jelta Wong has acknowledged government agencies, the private sector, development partners, business houses, churches and individuals who have joined hands together in the fight against the Coronavirus of COVID-19 pandemic. Minister Wong said the government cannot work alone and needed everyone to be part of the fight to stop COVID-19 from coming into
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Thursday 2 April 2020 editorial team The coronavirus disease 19 (COVID- 19) State of Emergency Medical team has expressed its gratitude to about 300 volunteers who have come forward to support the ongoing medical work relating to the current pandemic in the country. The Chief Medical Officer for the COVID 19 State of Emergency, Dr
Minister for Communication and Information Technology Hon. Timothy Masiu talking with public on the State of Emergency (SOE) extension on FM100 Talk Back Show.
Wednesday 1 April 2020 editorial team The Government of Papua New Guinea has received overwhelming support from Bilateral Partners, Aid Agencies and the Business Community in its fight to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the country.Today the Minister for Health and HIV /AIDS, the Hon. Jelta Wong and the Controller of the State of
Tuesday 31 March 2020 Editorial The Government of the People’s Republic of China today presented a cheque of USD$300,000 to the national government, for its response and preparedness efforts in addressing the coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) pandemic. Funding is made available through the China-Pacific Island Countries COVID-19 Response Fund, set up by the Chinese government
The Controller of the Bougainville State of Emergency, DEPUTY POLICE COMMISSIONER FRANCIS TOKURA has called on his Police officers to implement the Emergency orders that took effect throughout Bougainville last Saturday.
Speaking during his daily update on Sunday, MR. TOKURA said that he was not impressed at all to see that people were still operating roadside markets and still gathering in large numbers against the orders.
He said these orders were issued for our own good and everybody must adhere to them.
The Police Commissioner said that even Stores and bottle-shops along the highway were still open.
MR. TOKURA said that Police were still following some persons of interest to make sure they were questioned and isolated.
He said one case they dealt with yesterday was a Priest who is now in Buin who returned from the Philippines on the last flight to Buka on Saturday.
Other similar cases were already isolated.
Commissioner also said that they stopped a plane from coming to Bougainville because it was coming with Passengers which is against the orders.
He said the plane was to have arrived with Medical safety equipment for Health workers however it was refused because it was coming with civilian passengers on board.
The Commissioner said that under the State of Emergency only medical officers and security personnel can be allowed as they were part of the operation.
MR TOKURA also mentioned 12 prisoners escaping from the Arawa Police lock up on Saturday night.
He appealed to their families and those who know them to urge them to return as soon as possible
Australia is reprioritising over PGK47 million from existing commitments to provide a wide-ranging package of support to PNG to prepare and respond to a coronavirus outbreak. This is under the Papua New Guinea – Australia partnership to provide support to the Government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. According to a recent statement from the Australian