Delta Variant is spreading , listen and follow instructions : Dr Daoni

Thursday 9 September 2021 Deputy Controller for the National Pandemic Response Dr Daoni Esorom  has confirmed 14 deaths from COVID-19   in the  Western Province  in the past two weeks.  While addressing a virtual media conference this afternoon, Dr Daoni  said  it is believed these  deaths are connected  to the  delta variant, because of its  behaviourr.

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National COVID-19 cases rise

Friday 10 September 2021 Papua New Guinea’s COVID-19 confirmed  cases   have risen to 18,339, as of 8 September 2021, following the detection of 43 new cases, while the death toll remains  at 194 within day 449  of the Nupela Pasin protocol. The 43 new cases recorded in the last six days were from  the West

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PM Marape cautions on sharp increases of COVID-19 cases

Monday 20 September 2021 Prime Minister Honourable James Marape has cautioned that there are possibilities of increases  in  Covid-19  cases across the country in traditional hot spots,  as well as in  areas where it was not dominant before. He made the remarks   during his press conference this morning before departing for the 76th United Nations

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Daru Hospital loses a doctor to COVID-19

Monday, 20 September  2021 A MEDICAL doctor working at Daru Hospital  in the Western Province,  has become the latest death due to COVID-19  reported in less than two weeks. The doctor was medevacked to Port Moresby last Tuesday when she suffered severe distress  but  succumbed to the disease at the weekend. Deputy Controller of the

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Decision to cancel Goroka Show stands says Controller

Friday 17 September 2021 Commissioner of Police and Controller of the PNG COVID-19 National Pandemic Response David Manning is standing by the Eastern Highlands Provincial Government’s decision to cancel the annual Goroka Show. Mr Manning said the Provincial Health Authorities and Provincial Administrators who have been appointed Assistant Controllers.  are the  people on the ground

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11 new measures came into effect today – 15 September 2021

Wednesday 15 September 2021 Eleven new COVID-19 control measures issued by the Police Commissioner and Controller of the PNG National Pandemic Response David Manning came into effect today. However, a seven-day grace period will apply for all passengers. To clarify, passengers boarding an aircraft on and after Wednesday 22 September, 2021, will be required to

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PNG shares COVID-19 vaccines with Viet Nam

Tuesday 14 September 2021 As vaccine demand continues to outstrip supply and distribution remains uneven across the WHO Western Pacific Region, in a show of solidarity, the Government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) has donated 30,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Viet Nam. Viet Nam is currently battling a complicated COVID-19 outbreak, in particular in Ho

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Controller issues new measures as COVID-19 remains a threat

Tuesday 14 September 2021 Police Commissioner and Controller of the PNG National Pandemic Response David Manning today authorised the release of new measures to address the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The key changes are to international and domestic travel as well as social and business. For international travel, the new measure are as follows:

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