Market to reopen if safe, clean

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ONE of Port Moresby’s biggest markets closed last month because of the Covid-19 reasons will be reopened only if it is safe and clean, according to Governor Powes Parkop.
The Boroko Market, frequented by farmers from Central and the National Capital District to sell their farm produce, was ordered closed by National Pandemic Response Controller David Manning because vendors had been ignoring public health safety rules and protocols.
Parkop told The National yesterday that they would inspect the market today to assess whether it was safe to reopen it.
“(We will inspect it) – me, City manager Bernard Kipit and health officials to determine its condition,” he said.
“We will reopen the Boroko Market if it meets health conditions and vendors are organised in such a way (that they will) follow the Covid-19 protocols put in place.”
They plan to inspect the market today and provide funding to its management to have it reopened.
Parkop said it was important that vendors followed the Covid-19 protocols.
The market has been thoroughly cleaned out and he urged vendors and customers to observe the market and Covid-19 rules.


  • NB: can anyone inform NCD Governor Parkop to purchase 6,000 boxes of face masks we have in Warehouse stock to supply relevant business houses including all levels of NCD schools especially.

    We can be contacted on CUG#: 7167 9369 or be’mobile sim#: 76762405.

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