Thursday 26 November 2020 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $250 million loan to help finance the Government of Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. PNG declared a state of emergency on 21 March and the subsequent public health emergency, closure of its borders, lockdowns, and other response
Wednesday 25 November 2020 Papua New Guinea has recorded 15 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the last 24 hours. Twelve cases were from Talasea District in West New Britain while three cases were from the National Capital District (NCD). Controller of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning, said the country’s total number of
Wednesday 25 November 2020 POLICE Commissioner and Controller of the PNG COVID-19 National Pandemic Response Mr David Manning has directed that all persons including PNG citizens will now pay for their quarantine costs when arriving into the country. This includes the costs of the quarantine at hotels and the wearing of tracking devices or phone
Wednesday 25 November 2020 Several priority events and training workshops for health workers, doctors stakeholders and donor partners have been scheduled for November 2020, according to the latest Papua New Guinea Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Health Situation Report (11- 22 November). A meeting of the Health Sector Aid Coordination Committee, comprising health officials and donor
Tuesday 24 November 2020 The Assistant Commissioner of Police and Commander of NCD and Central Anthony Wagambie Jr. has called on all residents of the National Capital District (NCD) to remain calm. His call comes after messages were widely shared, on social media that certain police and military personnel were conducting suspicious activities, especially leading
Monday 23 November 2020 West New Britain (WNB) today recorded 18 new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases, bringing the province’s total confirmed cases to 31 and Papua New Guinea’s total to 630. The new cases in WNB are all from Talasea District with youngest being 4 years old and the oldest at 70 years of age.
Monday November 23 2020 POLICE Commissioner David Manning made a stern warning today for all police personnel to not take sides during the current political situation. He urged all police personnel to continue to remain neutral and carry out their duties to protect lives and properties and to enforce the law fairly without fear or favour.
Saturday 21 November 2020 Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has extended Papua New Guinea’s gratitude to the APEC Economies for their support during COVID-19 this year. Mr Marape said this when addressing the 2020 APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting virtually. Malaysia is the host of the 27th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting this year, and is the
Sunday 22 November 2020 Papua New Guinea’s national total confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have risen to 612 today, with new cases reported in the National Capital District (NCD) and the West New Britain Province (WNB). NCD has one new case who had fever and headache at the time of testing. WNB, on
Saturday, 21 November 2020 Papua New Guinea reported four new cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on 21 November, increasing the country’s total cases to 609. Three cases were reported from the National Capital District (NCD) while one case was reported from Morobe Province. The cases from NCD were all females from Moresby South who