From the accumulative total of 10,602 tested positive to COVID-19, 8,301 people have recovered with102 deaths recorded as of Friday 23rd, April 2021.
2,199 cases are active while 674 tests are pending laboratory results.
Police Commissioner and Controller of the PNG COVID-19 National Pandemic Response David Manning has called upon citizens to continue to comply with the measures in the new normal or “Niupela Pasin”.
He said recovering from COVID-19 does not mean that the danger is over.
The country’s COVID-19 cases are still climbing and public support is needed to contain the pandemic from spreading even further.
Manning is reminding everyone to:
· Regularly wash hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based sanitizer;
· Maintain a physical distance of at least 1.5 meters between themselves and others;
· Avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth;
· Greet others with a smile, a nod or a simple hello – no handshakes, fist bumps or high fives;
· Cough and sneeze in their bent elbow and not their hands;
· Limit social gathering and time spent in crowded places;
· Wear a face mask or face covering in all public places to protect themselves and others; and
· Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.