Goroka Show is cancelled due to COVID-19

Tuesday, 14 September, 2021 One of Papua New Guinea’s major shows has been cancelled at the last minute due to the rising coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. Goroka Show is held for three days  every year  to coincide with the country’s Independence anniversary and attracts people all over the world. Eastern Highlands administrator John Gimiseve

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Kina Bank donates Laptops to National Control Centre

Wednesday 8 September 2021 ONE of Papua New Guinea’s commercial banks has come to the aid of the National Control Centre for COVID-19 by donating laptops. In response to a request from NCC, the Kina Bank agreed to donate 10 laptops, two of which were presented to NCC this morning by the bank’s Chief Financial

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Police Commissioner’s update on law and order & PNG COVID-19 response

Friday September 3, 2021 The purpose of this media conference is to provide: An update of progress made by the RPNGC to date this calendar year; An update on major police investigations undertaken recently; An update on Police 2022 budget and National General Election preparations; and Update on PNG’s COVID-19 responses to date. Law &

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Minister Wong clarifies death at Port Moresby General Hospital

Thursday 1 September 2021  Minister for Health and HIV/AIDS,  Jelta Wong, has clarified  circumstances surrounding the  recent death of a child  at the Port Moresby General Hospital.   From  his briefing with the hospital’s management, Mr Wong, said a death certificate was not  issued because the cause of the death was not  established,  which forms part of the coronal

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West Sepik seeks help to manage COVID-19

Thursday 2 September 2021  HEALTH authorities in West Sepik are seeking help  from the National Coordination Centre to manage the COVID-19 pandemic,  as the number of cases rise.  The West Sepik Provincial Health Authority   has  proposed   a  second  provincial lock-down or a partial lockdown to prevent a possible second surge of COVID-19 cases. Its first lock-down was early this year when it had its first surge.  Director for

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National Control Centre to take action against Indian High Commission & others on repatriation flight deception

Tuesday 24 August 2021 PNG COVID-19 National Pandemic Response Controller and Police Commissioner David Manning has expressed anger and disappointment at the way in which India’s High Commission in Port Moresby deliberately participated in the deception that resulted in unauthorized passengers, including four infected with COVID-19, arriving in Papua New Guinea. Mr Manning said the

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Six positive COVID-19 cases at National Control Centre …Unvaccinated NCC staff to do testing every third day for work place safety says Deputy Controller Daoni

Monday 23 August 2021 Deputy Controller of the PNG COVID-19 National Pandemic Response Dr  Esorom Daoni  today  confirmed  that six people at the National Control Centre in Port Moresby have tested positive for COVID-19. None of the six infected staff were vaccinated and there was no cross-infection to vaccinated staff who remain safe and COVID-19

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Health Minister outlines COVID -19 expenditures in Parliament

Tuesday 17 August 2021 Minister for Health and HIV/AIDS,  Honourable Jelta Wong, outlined  the COVID-19 funding during his ministerial statement to Parliament this morning . He highlighted that  the health sector has received a total of K1.08 billion to manage the COVID-19 to date, with the National Government providing K115.6 million and partners including banks,

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