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Papua New Guinea has recorded two new COVID-19 deaths on Monday, increasing the total number of deaths to 107.
The deaths were reported in Morobe and in the National Capital District. Morobe reported the death of a 53-year-old female whilst NCD recorded the death of a 57-year-old female.
To date, NCD has recorded 66 deaths, Eastern Highlands eight, Jiwaka and Milne Bay five each, Morobe six, West New Britain and Western Highlands three each, West Sepik four, Western Province, East Sepik and New Ireland two each whilst Enga reported a single death.
Also, 80 cases were reported from 13 districts in seven provinces. The National Capital District reported seven cases, Morobe two, East New Britain five, the Autonomous Region of Bougainville six, East Sepik 25, Milne Bay six and Manus 29 cases.
Of the 80 cases, 48 were males and 32 females. At the time of testing, 47 cases were showing symptoms of COVID-19 whilst 33 were asymptomatic.
PNG’s COVID-19 cases now stand at 10,915 with 107 known deaths. All 22 provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have reported cases.
A total of 8,773 people have recovered from COVID-19 whilst 2,035 cases are active within the last 14-day period.
Meanwhile, Police Commissioner and Controller of the PNG COVID-19 National Pandemic Response David Manning has urged schools and institutions throughout the country to strictly comply with measures in the New Normal or “Niupela Pasin”.
Manning reminded teachers in respective schools and institutions throughout the country to enforce compliance procedures under the New Normal.
“It is the responsibility of respective schools and tertiary institutions to ensure both their staff and students strictly comply with measures in the New Normal. They must ensure that both students and staff wear masks at all times. Hand sanitisers or water and soap must be made available for the students. I also call on schools and institutions to invest in temperature guns to get the temperature readings of every student before they enter the school premises,” the Controller said.
Manning said the country’s COVID-19 cases is now at 10,915 and rising so every citizen must learn to comply with measures under the new normal if the country is to contain the virus.
He said COVID-19 is real and that it has infected 10,915 people and claimed the lives of 107 people to date.
He however, said not all is bad news as a total of 8,773 people have recovered from COVID-19 whilst a total of 2,035 cases are still active.
SOURCE: PNG GOVT/PACNEWS
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