The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, James Marape, announced two weeks of imprisonment in the capital city of Port Moresby on Monday after registering the first coronavirus death in the country.
As a result, the education centers will be closed, public transport will have limited capacity, the use of the mask will be mandatory and a curfew will apply between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. (local time).
The prime minister also said flights between the islands that make up this Pacific archipelago will be suspended during the two weeks. Only flight connections between Port Moresby and the Australian cities of Brisbane and Cairns work.
Marape has announced this series of restrictive measures after registering the country’s first coronavirus death and 23 other new cases of COVID-19 in those 24 hours, of which a total of 62 have been discovered in the past ten days.