2020 coronavirus pandemic in Papua New Guinea

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have reached Papua New Guinea in March 2020.

2020 coronavirus pandemic in Papua New Guinea
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationPapua New Guinea
First outbreakWuhan, China
Index caseLae
Arrival date20 March 2020
(2 weeks and 3 days ago)
Confirmed cases2
Recovered0
Deaths
0

TimelineEdit

March 20Edit

On 20 March, the first case in Papua New Guinea was confirmed.[1]

PreventionEdit

The Government of Papua New Guinea banned all travellers from Asian countries and closed its border with Indonesia, taking effect from 30 January.[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PNG Confirms first Case of Coronavirus-COVID -19". Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Pacific countries, already hard hit by epidemics, take extreme coronavirus measures". The Washington Post. 29 January 2020. Archived from the original on 29 January 2020. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
  3. ^ "PNG to ban all travellers from Asian countries as it steps up response to coronavirus outbreak". ABC News. 28 January 2020. Archived from the original on 23 February 2020. Retrieved 29 January 2020.