Police Commissioner and Controller of the PNG COVID-19 National Pandemic Response David Manning has urged schools and institutions throughout the country to strictly comply with measures in the New Normal or “Niupela Pasin”.
Mr Manning reminded teachers in respective schools and institutions throughout the country to enforce compliance procedures under the New Normal.
“It is the responsibility of respective schools and tertiary institutions to ensure both their staff and students strictly comply with measures in the New Normal. They must ensure that both students and staff wear masks at all times. Hand sanitizers or water and soap must be made available for the students. I also call on schools and institutions to invest in temperature guns to get the temperature readings of every student before they enter the school premises,” the Controller said.
Mr Manning said the country’s COVID-19 cases is now at 10,915 and rising so every citizen must learn to comply with measures under the new normal if the country is to contain the virus.
He said COVID-19 is real and that it has infected 10,915 people and claimed the lives of 107 people to date.
He however, said not all is bad news as a total of 8,773 people have recovered from COVID-19 whilst a total of 2,035 cases are still active.