Country records 68 deaths


PAPUA New Guinea recorded one more Covid-19 death, bringing the country’s total to 68 as of Tuesday.
A 40-year-old female from New Ireland died from the Covid-19 bringing the total number of deaths in New Ireland to two.
A total of 229 new Covid-19 cases were reported on Tuesday, increasing the total number of cases around the country to 7,634.
Covid-19 National Pandemic Response Controller David Manning has called on people to follow the “niupela pasin” after the latest death.
To date, the National Capital District recorded 52 deaths while Morobe and West Sepik recorded three deaths.
New Ireland, West New Britain, Western Highlands and Western recorded two deaths each while Enga and Jiwaka reported a death each bringing the total number of deaths from the Covid-19 to 68.
As the death toll and cases continue to rise, Manning called on all citizens to abide by the national isolation strategy currently being implemented.
Manning urged all disciplinary forces, health workers and other agencies of the Government involved in enforcing the national isolation strategy to ensure that citizens strictly complied with the strategy and measures in the “new normal”.
He urged all citizens to take ownership of their own health in ensuring that masks were worn at all times, public spacing of 1.5-metres was maintained and that they continued to wash hands on a regular basis with soap or use hand sanitisers.
The country’s Covid-19 cases now stand at 7,634, with 68 known deaths.
Twenty-one provinces, including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville have reported cases.

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