NCC reported 33 new COVID-19 cases

Monday 6 December 2021 The National Control Centre  has reported 33 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, 5 December 2021, bringing the total confirmed cases since the outbreak in the country, to 35,571. Twenty-eight of the cases were reported in Milne Bay, three in the National Capital District and two in East New Britain. The cumulative

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Milne Bay, sole province to report 41 new cases of COVID-19

Sunday 5 December 2021 Milne Bay  was the only province to report 41 new cases of Coronavirus  on Saturday 4 December 2021, pushing the total number of confirmed cases  in Papua New Guinea to 35,538. No new cases were reported for the  other  21 provinces. A COVID-19 updates from the National Control Centre  (NCC) has

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Bougainville records highest cases of COVID-19

Saturday  4 December 2021 The Autonomous  Region of Bougainville  recorded the highest number of 56 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours ending Friday 3 December 2021. The other provinces which make up the 107 new cases detected in the same period,   include, the National Capital District (22), Eastern Highlands (11), East New Britain (nine),

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New cases of Coronavirus detected in nine provinces

Friday 3 December 2021 A total of 36 new cases of  COVID-19  were detected in nine provinces in the last 24 hours, ending Thursday 2 December 2021,  increasing the country’s  tally to 35,390. Of the new cases,  nine  were reported in Gulf;  seven each in National Capital District and East New Britain; five in Western

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WHO Update on Omicron

28 November 2021 On 26 November 2021,WHO designated the variant B.1.1.529 a variant of concern, named Omicron, on the advice of WHO’s Technical Advisory Group on Virus Evolution (TAG-VE).  This decision was based on the evidence presented to the TAG-VE that Omicron has several mutations that may have an impact on how it behaves, for example, on how easily it spreads or

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PNG reports 117 new COVID-19 cases, four deaths

Thursday 2 December 2021 Papua New Guinea reported 117 new cases of Coronavirus and four virus-  related  deaths on  Wednesday 1 December 2021, bringing the total confirmed cases to 35, 354 and  total deaths to 550. Of the new cases, Gulf reported the highest  with 70 cases,  East New Britain 24; Autonomous Region of Bougainville

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Daoni: PNG must be cautious, vigilant and prepare for Omicron

Wednesday 1 December 2021 Papua New Guinea must be prepared and ready for Omicron and other emerging variants of COVID-19, says Deputy Controller of the National Pandemic Response Dr Esorom Daoni. The Omicron, the new variant was first detected  in South Africa on 24 November, 2021, but there are still many unknowns about it. The

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More than 300,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses administered

Wednesday 1 December 2021 A total of 367,963  COVID-19 vaccine doses  have been administered  in  Papua New Guinea so far,  according to  statistics released  today  from the Department of Health and the National Control Centre. In the same period, the number of persons who have at least received one dose has risen to 277,678 while  

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