Thursday April 9 2020 : 9:54pm Directives, emergency orders and restrictions are made to protect Papua New Guineans from getting COVID-19 and to stop it from spreading within the country. I call on all Papua New Guineans for your patience and understanding during the State of Emergency. We have acknowledged that under the new efforts
Tuesday 7 April 2020 “Today is not the time to be careless and hurtful to each other. Someone who is tested positive to corona is not a threat to society so remain calm and patient.” This was stated by the Prime Minister, Hon. James Marape, on Tuesday 07 March, 2020, warning citizens from
9th April 2020 Minister for Information & Communication Technology, Hon. Timothy Masiu today instructed the National Information and Communications Authority (NICTA) to identify and prosecute persons abusing social media especially now in the COVID-19 State of Emergency period. Minister Masiu gave the instructions this morning following a warning by the SOE Controller David Manning that
Wednesday April 8th 2020 THE CONTROLLER of the COVID-19 State of Emergency and Police Commissioner, David Manning, has issued an emergency order to all public transport operators to stop operating within Papua New Guinea during the Easter long weekend. This order follows a sequence of emergency orders aimed at heightening the level of safety and
Situation Update and Risk Assessment * As of today, Papua New Guinea has reported two cases of COVID-19. In addition, a Papua New Guinean national also tested positive in Laos. * We have deployed to the province three rapid response teams composed of epidemiologists, doctors, nurses, infection prevention and control specialists, logisticians and other personnel
Day 1 of two month State of Emergency period to assist contain the COVID-19 spread. Second case of COVID-19 discovered in East New Britain Province: o 40 year old female who developed cough on 23 March and was admitted to the Nonga Hospital isolation ward three days later and treated for severe respiratory illness. She
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COVID-19 patient in East New Britain Province Emergency Order one regarding international and domestic travel had to be rescinded
Minister for State Enterprises and Investment, Sasindra Muthuvel, on behalf of the Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited , presented a cheque of K1,000,000 to the Controller of the State of Emergency and Police Commissioner, David Manning, to support the police operations with fuel. Puma Energy will be the depot for fueling.