All previous COVID- 19 measures have been officially revoked after the Controller of Papua New Guinean’s National Pandemic Response Mr. David Manning revoked all the existing ones and replaced them with four new measure.
Manning said these four new measures minimize limitations, whilst supporting the role of the Controller as the state continues to monitor the COVID-19 environment.
Measure 1 revokes all previous measures and directions – This provides a new foundation and prosperity for the new measures. It cancels all previous measures, including anything related to provincial control bodies, travel, price measures, social gatherings, and liquor restrictions.
Measure 2 is new and designed to ensure continued situational awareness. It provides the Controller with oversight in surges of COVID-19 presentations in larger hospitals and medical facilities.
Measure 3 relates to Customs Duties. This enables the Controller advice and control on continuing ad-hoc COVID-19 resource procurement activities, as it remains relevant.
Measure 4 relates to Price Controls. This dictates market price control parameters and anything over and above this measure must be approved by the Independent Consumer and Competitions Commission (ICCC).
“We have all had to adapt to changes and challenges brought on by this global COVID-19 pandemic. As the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary Commissioner and Controller for the National Control Centre for COVID-19, l thank you for contributing towards a safer PNG,” Manning said.