PM urges people to get Covid jabs

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By MIRIAM ZARRIGA
PRIME Minister James Marape has assured those still hesitant about being vaccinated that there is nothing sinister or “underworld” about the vaccines.
“The Coronavirus (Covid-19) is real,” he said.
“There is no other belief that comes with taking the vaccine.
“There is no underworld attached with vaccination.”
Marape told Parliament yesterday that the Government would not “encroach on the personal spaces of individuals” to get them vaccinated.
“(But) if you do not want to get vaccinated, stay at home,” he said.
Marape told Parliament that the Government was considering whether a nationwide isolation strategy should be implemented to address the surge in the Covid-19 cases.
He was replying to Abau MP Sir Puka Temu who queried about health services in Central.
Marape reiterated his plea to everyone to roll up their sleeves and get the jab.
He also advised the Port Moresby General Hospital and the Gerehu Hospital to stop turning away patients from outside the capital city.
“We are the same people from the same country and we must co-exist,” he said.
“It is only a boundary separating us.
“Let us make sure we co-exist.
“This is the Covid-19 time and we need to care for (each other) and not turn away people from another province.
“Whether they come from Gulf or Central, Pom Gen is a national referral hospital.
“It should be embracing all people.”

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