As unpredictable cases of COVID- 19 continue to increase in the nation’s capital, Measure 11 for the two-week lockdown came into effect as of this morning, 29th July 2020.
Applicable ONLY to Port Moresby residents, the COVID- 19 measure 11 was announced by Controller, David Manning for the ceasing of Public Motor Vehicle for the lockdown period of two weeks.
This, to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the city.
EMTV’s scope of the city early this morning; apart from cab motorists, public motor vehicles have adhered to the measure and there were no buses seen to be picking any commuter at any bus stop.
The working-class crowd was the only ones huddling at the bus stop shelters; no PMV’s in sight.
Only taxi cabs looking to make a few extra money during the lockdown were lined up in front.
Companies, departments, and agencies have been encouraged to arrange transport for pick up and drop off of its staff during the two-week lockdown.
Additional to this measure, schools have been suspended for two weeks and a curfew has been imposed in NCD starting tonight from 10pm to 5am.
The National Department of Health and the NCDC Provincial Health Authority will ensure these measures are adhered to in light of the rapid rise of new cases.