Last night our Prime Minister James Marape confirmed that a second case of COVID-19 has been detected in PNG.

A 40 year old woman from the East New Britain province was admitted to hospital late last month and testing has now come back positive for COVID-19.  She is in isolation and her home village with be placed in lockdown in an attempt to prevent further spread of the disease.

PNG’s first confirmed case of COVID-19 was evacuated to Australia on the 23rd March.