Deputy Controller, National COVID Control Centre Dr Daoni Esorom is calling for more tests to be done to determine the extent of the Coronavirus disease in the country.
During this 2022 National General Election, Papua New Guineans are not following COVID-19 Niupela Pasin Measures, and the risk of possible surge is highly likely.
Dr Daoni says test alone will determine the extent of the outbreak and also one’s health status.
“I call on every citizen to voluntarily visit your nearest established health facilities to get tested.
“Don’t wait until you are sick with symptoms of the diseases before submitting for testing.
If you have not been following the Niupela Pasin measures and involved in Election related gatherings
and crowds, and have an existing medical condition you have high risk of getting sick with
There are times when the symptoms of the virus are not shown on a person but further tests are proved otherwise.”
“Get tested as this will save your life, your families and even your friends,” Dr Daoni made these statements when receiving the provincial surveillance updates from the Enga Provincial Hospital
as of July 04.
He called on the people not to become too complacent but continue to observe COVID19 protocols, and spend less time in Crowded places to avoid getting sick and get vaccinated.
Dr Daoni warns that failure to adhere to Covid 19 protocols will result in serious consequences.
“Amidst the increasing Covid-19 cases, our health care workers are doing exceptionally well to contain these viruses. but you as a citizen must comply to Covid-19 protocols and submit for testing,” Dr Daoni reiterated.
As of 26th June 2022, PNG has officially reported a cumulative total of 44,709 confirmed cases of COVID including 662 COVID-19 confirmed deaths.
There were 18 new confirmed cases reported during the week, including cases from Enga (8), Western Highlands Province (6), National Capital District (NCD) (1), Western Province (1), Chimbu.
Over 280,108 people are fully vaccinated, and over 339,482 people have been vaccinated with at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.