Healthcare. Papua New Guinea press review

Controller of the National Pandemic Response of Papua New Guinea (PNG), David Manning, has urged more citizens to come forward and get themselves tested for COVID-19, because it prevents from spreading the virus to people. Meanwhile, there were no new cases of COVID-19 in PNG for the third day in a row. [1]

To date, there have been a total 516 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Papua New Guinea, including 278 active cases, 232 recovered cases, and 6 fatal cases.

COVID-19 cases have been reported in 13 provinces of Papua New Guinea: National Capital District, Port Moresby (301), Western (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. [2]

Anyway, the 6th COVID-19 fatal case was registered in Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby. [3]

The United Nation’s International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) presented to the Health Department eight ventilators and 20 oxygen concentrators that were obtained by Unicef through funding support from the governments of New Zealand and Japan. COVID-19 National Control Centre Incident Manager Dr. Daoni Esserom said that the equipment was very expensive for the Government to purchase and the donated equipment would boost the capacity of the Health Department in its fight against the coronavirus. [4]

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