COVID-19 pandemic in Papua New Guinea

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COVID-19 pandemic in Papua New Guinea
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Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationPapua New Guinea
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China
Index caseLae
Arrival date20 March 2020 – 4 May 2020
Confirmed cases8[1]

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Papua New Guinea on 20 March 2020.[2] On 4 May, all known cases recovered.[1]

On 20 March, the first case in Papua New Guinea was confirmed.[2]

On 7 April, Papua New Guinea confirmed its second case of COVID-19.[3]

On 4 May, acting Health Secretary Dr Paison Dakulala reported that all known cases have recovered, but stresses that they don't know what they are fighting. 2,400 tests have been carried out with the bulk in Port Moresby.[1]

On 5 May, the school reopened, however some schools required face mask and others have send their students back again.[4]

No cases have been reported in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Data on COVID-19 transmission in the Country not clear". EM TV. 4 May 2020. Retrieved 5 May 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "PNG Confirms first Case of Coronavirus-COVID −19". Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  3. "Live COVID-19 updates: PNG's 2nd COVID-19 cases sends entire province into lockdown, cases exceed 9,000 in Israel – Xinhua |". Archived from the original on 2020-04-15. Retrieved 2020-04-15.
  4. "Back to school". Loop Papua New Guinea. Retrieved 5 May 2020.
  5. "Bougainville desperate to get samples to PNG for Covid-19 testing". Radio New Zealand. 8 April 2020. Retrieved 19 April 2020.