National COVID-19 cases rise

Friday 10 September 2021 Papua New Guinea’s COVID-19 confirmed  cases   have risen to 18,339, as of 8 September 2021, following the detection of 43 new cases, while the death toll remains  at 194 within day 449  of the Nupela Pasin protocol. The 43 new cases recorded in the last six days were from  the West

Daru Hospital loses a doctor to COVID-19

Monday, 20 September  2021 A MEDICAL doctor working at Daru Hospital  in the Western Province,  has become the latest death due to COVID-19  reported in less than two weeks. The doctor was medevacked to Port Moresby last Tuesday when she suffered severe distress  but  succumbed to the disease at the weekend. Deputy Controller of the

Decision to cancel Goroka Show stands says Controller

Friday 17 September 2021 Commissioner of Police and Controller of the PNG COVID-19 National Pandemic Response David Manning is standing by the Eastern Highlands Provincial Government’s decision to cancel the annual Goroka Show. Mr Manning said the Provincial Health Authorities and Provincial Administrators who have been appointed Assistant Controllers.  are the  people on the ground

PNG shares COVID-19 vaccines with Viet Nam

Tuesday 14 September 2021 As vaccine demand continues to outstrip supply and distribution remains uneven across the WHO Western Pacific Region, in a show of solidarity, the Government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) has donated 30,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Viet Nam. Viet Nam is currently battling a complicated COVID-19 outbreak, in particular in Ho

Goroka Show is cancelled due to COVID-19

Tuesday, 14 September, 2021 One of Papua New Guinea’s major shows has been cancelled at the last minute due to the rising coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. Goroka Show is held for three days  every year  to coincide with the country’s Independence anniversary and attracts people all over the world. Eastern Highlands administrator John Gimiseve