“People from Luaniua and Palau are calling for shutdown of the borders between Tasman Island in PNG and their remote outer islands.
“Chief Peter Kakali says this is because of the threat of COVID-19.
“Chiefs and elders of both islands have been planning to take measures prior to any outbreak.
“They say securities should be provided to monitor traveling between Tasman Islands, Lord Howe and Ontong Java.
“Chief Peter Kakali said this must be done as a first step to prevent the spread of COVID-19 since they share a common border with Papua New Guinea.
“PNG recently recorded its second confirmed case of COVID-19. The 40 year old women is a resident of Kokopo in East New Britain Province. Reports from Loop PNG say she is kept in isolation while her village in on lockdown.”
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