“The number of covid-19 cases in Papua New Guinea's Western province continues to climb.
“Nine new confirmed cases overnight from the province which sits at the border with Indonesia have taken PNG's total number to 497.
“The new cases are from Tabubil, the town which services the Ok Tedi copper and gold mine, around which most of the province's cases have been reported.
“Western now has 174 confirmed cases, second only to PNG's National Capital District with 290”
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