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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.

Source: https://www.thenational.com.pg/no-more-lockdown-pm/

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