1 Mar 2021

PNG's Covid-19 numbers have recently surged

From , 6:00 am on 1 March 2021

Still on the pandemic a year on Papua new Guinea's Covid-19 numbers have recently surged to 1139 cases with 11 deaths so far.

Although the authorities moved to close borders early, testing for the virus has been limited, suggesting the extent of the outbreak in PNG could be far worse than the case numbers suggest.

Those infected include the National Pandemic Response Controller, David Manning, as well as several MPs.

But how has the pandemic changed people's lives over the year?

A market on a street in Port Moresby, PNG

Photo: RNZ Pacific/ Koroi Hawkins