The general population in the nation’s capital is slow but are surly coming up to speed with measures put forward by the controller since last week Friday.
A scope was conducted at the major markets and public areas of the city to see if the COVID -19 measures were observed to mitigate the spread of the virus.
Following the confirmation of four new cases in the last 24 hours, the controller reinforced another stern warning to strictly observe the COVID- 19 control measures, especially in Port Moresby.
While it is important that all residents assist by adhering to measures in place, observations in day two have seen general compliance to the lock-down measures.
PMV’s ceased operations completely, social distancing practices, as well as directions for masking and quarantine and isolation protocols are slowly being taken heed of.
It is also equally understood that accessing mask by the general population in the city is a challenge, the National Command Centre is working with partners and SME’s to make sure masks are available at a minimum cost to the public.
The controller, David Manning stated that it is an investment in the public’s survival and must not be compromised.
Manning added that health teams cannot put a finger on the hot spot areas therefore, the public is to remain vigilant to protect themselves against the virus.