Non-PNG citizens face deportation if they are in contempt with Covid-19 quarantine rules

State of Emergency Controller and Police Commissioner David Manning has warned non-citizens quarantined at designated locations should abide by the rules set.

He says those who break the quarantine rules will face the full consequences.

Mr Manning said: “Non-compliance with the order by a non-PNG citizen or non-PNG permanent resident shall result in an immediate deportation, the cost of which shall be borne by that person and also legal action to be taken for breach of Emergency Orders.”

“I must warn citizens that are coming into the country that the 14-days quarantine period and the protocols in place under the SOE are non-negotiable,” Mr Manning explained.

“Everyone must complete the 14-days quarantine period and must be cleared by a designated medical officer before leaving the quarantine facility,” Mr Manning added.

He also said persons under quarantine should not leave their rooms without a written authority from him, unless there is a case of emergency.

Meanwhile, he advised persons under quarantine to immediately contact medical services if a person starts showing symptoms of Covid-19.

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