Author: PNG Haus Bung

THE management and staff of the National Coordination Office for Bougainville Affairs sadly announce the passing of the Director Dr. Henry Tadap Okole, Ph.D. Dr. Okole was selected from a fine pool of candidates and appointed as the Director for NCOBA by the National Executive Council and gazetted on November 25th, 2020. He held that position until his untimely passing on Friday March, 5th, 2021, after a short illness. Dr. Okole from Ravat, Raluana LLG, in Kokopo, previously held an advisory role with NCOBA under the Abt PNG Management Services. He was a former academic at the University of PNG,…

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Papua New Guinea reported 87 new cases of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the last 24 hours, increasing the country’s total cases to 1,670. The latest cases were reported in four provinces: West Sepik with 12; Morobe with 20; Eastern Highlands with nine; and 46 in the National Capital District. For the NCD 21 of the latest cases are males whilst 25 are females, all between the ages of seven to 68 years. Twenty-nine cases showed symptoms of COVID-19 whilst 17 were asymptomatic at the time of testing. West Sepik reported 12 new cases of which one is a male and…

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This just in: Papua New Guinea reported 87 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours increasing the country’s total cases to 1,670. The latest cases were reported in four provinces: West Sepik with 12; Morobe with 20; Eastern Highlands with nine; and 46 in the National Capital District. The country’s COVID-19 cases as a result stands at 1,670 with 16 known deaths. Continue to practice COVID-19 safety protocols and keep listening to the news on this station and follow our new website: pnghausbung.com for more on this story.

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The Somare family has announced that they have gone into home isolation since Friday at Sir Michael and Lady Veronica’s family home at 4mile, Port Moresby due to a carer testing positive for COVID19. “While we have been following COVID protocols such as washing hands, sanitizing and trying as much as we can to social distance ourselves we thought it more prudent to be cautious in light of the increasing number of COVID cases in the City and had arranged for COVID tests to be carried out last week on all family members and relatives that have come in to…

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Papua New Guinea reported 91 new cases of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for the last 48 hours, increasing the country’s total cases to 1,583. Papua New Guinea reported 37 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday March 5. Those cases are reported in Morobe province, Central, Eastern Highlands and in the National Capital District. Three cases were reported in Morobe province in which two are males and a female with ages ranging from 12 to 77 years old. All three cases showed symptoms of COVID-19 at the time of testing. Two of the three cases have come into contact with previous known…

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This just in! A total of 91 new COVID-19 cases have just been reported for the last 48 hours in the country. 37 cases reported on Friday and 54 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. This now brings the total number of COVID-19 cases for PNG to 1583 confirmed cases. Continue to practice COVID-19 safety protocols and keep listening to the news on this station & follow our news website: pnghausbung.com for more on this story.

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In a show of solidarity with the people and Government of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, the Honourable Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Vanuatu Ismael Kalsakau on Friday officially marked the commencement of the week-long “Haus Krai” to honour the late Grand Chief Sir Michael Thomas Somare, Founding Father of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea and one of the Founding Fathers of the Melanesian Spearhead Group. The Haus Krai, as a symbol of grief in the Papua New Guinea culture, is an area in the MSG Secretariat especially demarcated for the…

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Controller of the National Pandemic Response and Police Commissioner Mr David Manning has urged people to listen and take heed of health measures as COVID-19 cases rapidly increase around the country. The country’s total positive cases have reached 1,429 with 16 deaths, of which three were reported within days apart. Mr Manning said the number of cases reported in last week was from 20 to 49 a day which is too high, while at the same time health workers are saying the cases are more severe than what they had seen last year. Furthermore, he said this week PNG had…

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The Managing Director of the government’s national radio and television service Mr. Kora Nou has been tested positive for COVID-19. The Minister for Communications & Information Technology, Timothy Masiu today confirmed that National Broadcasting Corporation’s MD, Mr Nou, after showing symptoms, had followed the proper COVID-19 protocols by going for voluntary testing and has since isolated himself at home. “He is on medication and recovering well at home and the COVID Monitoring & Surveillance Unit has contacted him to provide names and contact details of those who were in close contact with him since last Thursday (25/02/2021) who are also…

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The National Department of Health thanks Dr Luo Dapeng, World Health Organization Representative in Papua New Guinea, for his dedication and support to Papua New Guinea’s Health Sector. Dr Luo Dapeng started working in Papua New Guinea as the Representative in June 2017. Dr Luo Dapeng came to Papua New Guinea with a wealth of experience, especially in communicable disease prevention and control and in assisting Papua New Guinea to meet its sustainable Development Goals of ending the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other communicable diseases by 2030. Dr Dapeng also brought with him a background in managing and…

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