‘We don’t have enough beds’: PNG hospitals braces for Covid-19 surge

Posted by on July 24, 2020 6:00 pm
Tags:
Categories: Global Stories

A spike in cases in the capital Port Moresby threatens to overwhelm the country’s health system

Coronavirus latest updates

Papua New Guinea’s Covid-19 outbreak could overwhelm its health system within days, the country’s pandemic chief has warned, as masks have been made compulsory in the capital, and the government has called in the World Health Organization and the military for help.

PNG’s pandemic response controller, David Manning, said a dedicated isolation unit established in the capital Port Moresby to treat Covid-19 could soon be overwhelmed if current infections trends continue.

Continue reading…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *