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A total of five new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases have been confirmed in Papua New Guinea Monday.
Four cases are from the Tabubil township of Western Province. They are all males, with ages 19, 31, 33 and 44 respectively.
The National Capital District (NCD), on the other hand, confirmed a single COVID-19 case in a 31-year old male who resides at Gerehu 3B.
To date, Papua New Guinea has reported 516 COVID-19 confirmed cases and six deaths. The 13 provinces that reported cases are: NCD (301); Western Province (189); Central (7); Morobe (5); East Sepik (3); East New Britain (2); West New Britain (2); Milne Bay (2); and one case each from Southern Highlands, Eastern Highlands, West Sepik, New Ireland and Autonomous Region of Bougainville.
So far, the majority of the cases are mild and moderate.
Controller of the National Pandemic Response David Manning has again repeated calls for residents to strictly adhere to COVID-19 protocols to prevent community transmissions.
SOURCE: PNG GOVT/PACNEWS
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