Controller Manning Issues 11 Emergency Orders to Assist Government Response to COVID-19

The Controller of the State of Emergency and Commissioner of Police David Manning has issued 11 Emergency orders to date to assist the PNG government contain the spread of COVID-19. Following the revelation of a second COVID-19 patient in East New Britain Province Emergency Order one regarding international and domestic travel had to be rescinded

Government announces economic stimulus package to combat COVID-19

As detailed in his ministerial statement to Parliament on the economic stimulus package yesterday (April 2, 2020), Minister for Treasury, Ian Link-Stuckey said 90 percent of the package will be funded through innovative and flexible mechanisms He stressed, the Marape- Steven government recognises the C19 pandemic health emergency will create an economic emergency, therefore a

Minister Wong pleased with PNG COVID-19 testing facility

Hon. Jelta Wong, MP, Minister for Health   MEDIA RELEASE                             Monday 6 April 2020 at 7:21 pm Minister Wong pleased with PNG COVID-19 testing facility MINISTER for Health and HIV-AIDS Hon. Jelta Wong visited the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research (IMR) in Goroka today to witness firsthand the essential work the management and

NAQIA team to address African Swine Fever in Southern Highlands Province

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