Mt. Hagen General Hospital Management will be strict on patients and has advised the general public to wear masks at all times when entering the hospital premises.
This follows reports of increasing number of cases in and around the country in the recent days and weeks.
Western Highlands Province total positive cases reported so far stands at 18, and climbing and people are being urged to follow safety measures.
According to a circular, guards are being tasked to ensure those entering are wearing masks at all times.
This measure will last indefinitely following a recent meeting by executives of the Provincial Covid-19 Task Force Committee.
Meanwhile there is a general scare that is gripping the township of Hagen with the recent spike of COVID-19 cases in the country.
It is being observed that the general public in Mt Hagen are avoiding the area near the entrance of the city’s General Hospital.
According to several town bus drivers and crews of Warakum-Market route, they are scared to use the bus stop at the Hospital gate.
This follows reports of new covid-19 cases and the strict measures being applied at the entry.
However, advice from the health officials is for the people to use masks and practice safe distancing at all times.
It is understood that Mt Hagen city is normally crowded every week day, with majority of the people unmasked and going on with their daily activities and physical contact.