Controller Manning issues new pandemic measure

21 Mar 2022 Controller Manning issues new pandemic measure Commissioner of Police and Controller of the PNG National Pandemic Response David Manning today revoked previous Measure No.2 issued under the National Pandemic Act 2021 and replaced it with a new measure which becomes effective on March 21, 2022. Key changes to Measure 2 include:1. The […]

Non-adherence to COVID-19 protocols concerns the National Coordination Centre

08 Feb 2022 The Deputy Controller of the National Pandemic Response Dr Daoni Esorom has expressed concern over people’s non-adherence to COVID-19 protocols and the measures and directives put out through the Controller’s office. “In the midst of a surge in the number of cases in the country, there’s still large sections of the population […]

Use only approved COVID-19 rapid test kits says Dr Daoni

08 Feb 2022 The Deputy Controller of the National Pandemic Response Dr Daoni Esorom has advised people against using COVID-test kits that are not approved by the National Control Centre for testing and for self-testing for COVID-19. Currently, he said there is only one test kit namely Panbio that is approved as a rapid test […]

Daoni warns: COVID-19 Omicron variant could spread in schools

31 Jan 2022 DEPUTY Controller of the National Pandemic Response Dr Daoni Esorom has voiced concern over a possible rise is COVID-19 cases in schools. “My concern is kids going back to school and in overcrowded schools, schools are expected to see an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases. This is due to Omicron,” […]

COVID-19 Booster Shots approved

25 Jan 2022 COVID-19 booster shots have been approved for Papua New Guinea. The Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee (MESAC) to government, announced this through a directive from the Pandemic Controller’s office on January 13th. PNG has three COVID-19 vaccines being administered in the country – Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, and Sinopharm. The approved boosters are […]

Travel To Queensland

24 Jan 2022 Air Niugini is pleased to advise customers that effective from 1am Saturday 22nd January, fully vaccinated international passengers can fly into Queensland with no requirement for any quarantine on arrival. Passengers will be required to self-conduct a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) within 24 hours of arriving in Australia. Fully vaccinated passengers have […]

Public gathering of 100-plus people banned till March 1, 2022

20 Jan 2022 NEWS RELEASE: Following the detection of the first Omicron variant case in PNG the Commissioner of Police & Controller of the Papua New Guinea National Pandemic Response David Manning has banned public gatherings of more than 100. All events or public gatherings of more than 100 people will not be allowed until March […]

Omicron Variant Detected in PNG

18 Jan 2022 News Release – 18 January 2022 Controller of the National Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, David Manning, has announced that the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has been detected in Papua New Guinea. Police Commissioner Manning said the arrival of the Omicron variant had been anticipated, and does not give any increased cause […]

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