Australia stops flights from PNG, offers COVID-19 support as outbreak intensifies  

In light of the worsening outbreak of the COVID-19 in Papua New Guinea (PNG), Australia has imposed travel restrictions by halting flights from PNG between Port Moresby and Cairns. Moreover, a ban has been placed on workers flying in and out of the country.

Further, Australia shall send 8,000 doses of its COVID-19 vaccine supply to PNG to help the country tackle the spread of the virus.  The Federal Government shall have a discussion with AstraZeneca and European authorities to gain access to o 1 million doses of the vaccine in order to send them to PNG.

Australia also plans to help PNG by providing other medial support like masks, sanitizer, gowns, gloves, and ventilators.

 


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