Papua New Guinea Covid-19 centre releases data about people recovered

There has been mounting pressure from the public on social media who called for release of information about this rather then the daily statistics of people being infected or dying

The National Control Centre of Covid-19 released a statement this morning about the number of people who have recovered from Covid-19.

There has been mounting pressure from the public on social media who called for release of information about this rather then the daily statistics of people being infected or dying.

The pandemic control centre said as of 12 midday Monday April 19 a total of 7,364 people from the 9,952 positive cases have recovered from COVID-19.

A total of 91 people have died from COVID-19 while a further 2,497 cases are active within the last 14 days.

To date a total of 73,276 tests have been completed for COVID-19 with 747 tests pending laboratory results.

The country is on a roll out of AstraZeneca vaccines with frontline workers said to be vaccinated first.

At the same time vaccination program has been met with skepticism and dissent over side side effects of the vaccine as reported in several European countries and in nearby Australia.

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The World Health Organisation and the PNG Health Department are working hard to correct the misinformation using many possible media campaigns.

 


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