A total of 396 new COVID-19 cases detected throughout the country have been sent overseas for further testing on Delta Variant.
Deputy Controller Dr Daoni Esorom said these cases are inclusive of the previous 79 cases from Western province have all been isolated while they wait for the results that should be ready by today.
Following the recent 30 Delta Variant cases, Dr Daoni believes there will be more Delta Variant cases from the 396 COVID-19 cases pending results.
Meanwhile the National Control Center for COVID-19 is finalizing new Delta Variant Measures for all provinces given the presence of the virus already on PNG soil which may spread quickly depending on the movement of people.
“The new measures are not only for Western Province and neighboring border provinces but the measures will also apply to other provinces that may have Delta Variant cases.”
He said the National Control Center is working in partnership with Provincial Health Authorities to make sure the new measures are adhered to by the public.
These new measures will be made known this week.