No more lockdown: PM
Prime Minister James Marape has assured the nation that there will be no more Covid-19 lockdowns and people should learn to live with the pandemic.
He told Parliament on Tuesday that the Covid-19 was here to stay.
“As we go through this year and next year, we have to adjust to the new normal until such time a cure for the Covid-19 is found, because the Covid-19 not only affects us health-wise but also economically,” he said.
“That is why we will not have another lockdown. We must adjust to living with the Covid-19.”
He said there was a community transmission of the Covid-19 with 11 provinces affected.
“We are working with the provincial health authorities on improving our health systems.”
He said Health Minister Jelta Wong would make a statement on the Covid-19 situation later.
“This statement will capture the funding, expenditure and new normal going forward. But we will not shut down our country again,” Marape said.