21st April 2020: Controller to relax restrictions as PNG heads into “new normal”

Fellow Papua New Guineans, residents and citizens overseas. I am pleased to provide you with another situation update on the PNG Governments response to the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic. Work at the Joint Agency Task Force National Operations Centre is progressing despite the quarantine of staff following the positive case of a frontline responder working

Controller issues order No 14 on seizure of aircraft, vehicles, vessels and perishable goods

He made the announcement today at the National Operations Centre at the Morauta Haus. This emergency order will be implemented immediately. Mr Manning said ‘designated goods’ such as betel nut, wild betel nut and any other perishable items, may be seized and destroyed during routine roadblocks or searches of vehicles by authorized officers. Mr Manning