PNG Prepares for COVID-19 Vaccines

Tuesday March 9, 2021 The government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) today signed off on the regulatory approval needed for the COVAX Facility to bring in the COVID-19 vaccines to PNG. The National Department of Health with support from the World Health  Organization (WHO) and UNICEF is now preparing to receive the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine and

Government looks at AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Tuesday, 9  March 2021 Prime Minister Hon. James Marape says the PNG Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee (MESAC), after studying the various COVID-19 vaccines developed, has recommended that Papua New Guinea source the AstraZeneca vaccine that was developed through the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) facility and approved by the World Health Organisation. He announced

PNG’s COVID-19 cases increase to 1,670

Sunday 7 March 2021 Papua New Guinea reported 87 new cases of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Sunday March 7, increasing the country’s total cases to 1,670. The latest cases were reported in, West Sepik, with 12 cases;  Morobe  has confirmed 20; Eastern Highlands  nine; and 46 infections  for  the National Capital District. Controller of the