Controller of the State of Emergency, David Manning has lifted flight restrictions into and out of Rabaul and re-opened Port of Rabaul as a designated international shipping port as of 6:00pm this afternoon.
Public transport to be re-opened with operators continuing with hygiene measures of hand sanitizer, regular sanitizing of seats and social distancing of 25-seater PMV allowed up to 15 people and all other transport to five, less than licensed. Taxis are permitted 2 passengers.
“Flight approvals for travel within and between non restricted Provinces are to be maintained by the airline operators who will supply passenger details to the National Operations Centre. Passengers are required to complete a domestic travel form. Flight approvals for Western and West Sepik provinces will be approved by the NOC.
“The curfew within NCD, Central and Western Province will be amended to 10pm to 5am.
“ Restaurants will open with social distancing measures and hand sanitizer for patrons. Alcohol is permitted to be sold for consumption on the premises ONLY.
“Places of worship for local services are permitted with hygiene protocols in place, including supplying hand sanitisers, sanitization of seats and social distancing of 1 meter. National and provincial religious gatherings or outreach programs, including conventions and crusades are not permitted,”Mr Manning said.
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