Protest march planned for Monday not approved says Controller

Friday 29 October, 2021 The  protest march planned for  Monday 1 November 2021, is  illegal  and against the efforts of the PNG government in stopping the spread of the virus. Controller of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning  says  this  march is  not approved  and will not be allowed to go ahead. “Organizers of this march

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PNG records 259 new Covid-19 cases

Sunday 31 October 2021 Papua New Guinea recorded  259   new Covid-19  cases in the last 24 hours ending Friday, 29 October 2021, increasing the total number of  cases to 29,367. The  new cases were detected in 13 provinces, with the  National Capital District reporting the highest number of  70 infections, followed by Morobe with 47;

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National COVID-19 vaccination coverage updates

Thursday 28 October 2021 More Papua New Guineans are coming forward to get vaccinated, as indicated in  the latest  national COVID-19 Vaccination coverage Updates. A  total number of 310,184 doses were administered as of Tuesday 26 October 2021. The report  showed that   the   cumulative total of  those who at least received one dose of vaccine

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UK EMT deployed to Western Highlands

Wednesday 27  October 2021 The United Kingdom Emergency Medical Team has been deployed to Western Highlands, one of the worst affected in this wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The team left for Mt Hagen this morning where they will be for six weeks unless they are needed in another province as well. At a  press

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New locally transmitted Covid-19 cases detected

Monday 25 October 2021 The National Control Centre has  reported 314 new locally transmitted Covid-19  cases in the last 24 hours ending Monday, 25 October 2021, raising the  number of cases in the country  to 28,209. The new cases were detected in East Sepik (20); Madang (14); Morobe (101); Gulf (14); Central (14); National Capital

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UK Emergency Medical Team to support the COVID-19 response in PNG

Tuesday 26 October 2021  A  United Kingdom Emergency Medical Team comprising ten members, is in the country to help support the local teams in the COVID-19 response. They will be in the country for six weeks and will be based at the Mt Hagen General Hospital, Western Highlands Province, one of the worst affected areas

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Nationwide Covid-19 Vaccination coverage

Friday 22   October 2021 A total of 109, 549  people  have  been fully vaccinated while 187,138  received their  first doses  in country, as of 17 October 2021. The  COVID-19 Vaccine Updates  released  by  the Deputy Controller  of the National Pandemic Response, Dr Esorom Daoni, has  highlighted three categories of  people   being   vaccinated in the reporting

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