"papua New Guinea has recorded 29 new cases of Covid-19 and one more death.
“On Friday, the death toll stood at five with the total confirmed cases reaching 453.
“Of the 29 new cases, 23 were from the Ok Tedi gold and copper mine in Western Province where 166 cases had been confirmed.
“The National Capital District had the most cases with six new ones taking the total to 268.
“PNG's Pandemic Response Controller, David Manning, is urging people to heed health and safety measures including the wearing of masks and maintaining physical distancing of 1.5 metres from the next person while in public.
"Covid-19 is going to be with us for a long time. We all need to be aware of this and take care of our health as well as our loved ones,'' he said.”
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