scoop.co.nz 19 Mar, 2021 02:45 am

Support For PNG Following Surge In COVID Cases

Support For PNG Following Surge In COVID Cases
Hon Nanaia Mahuta Minister of Foreign Affairs New Zealand is providing support to Papua New Guinea following a surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths, Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta has announced. “New Zealand is very concerned by the worsening COVID-19 ...

Scoop i Parliament Support For PNG Following Surge In COVID Cases Hon Nanaia Mahuta Minister of Foreign Affairs New Zealand is providing support to Papua New Guinea following a surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths, Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta has announced.“New Zealand is very concerned by the worsening COVID-19 situation in Papua New Guinea, and have agreed to assist where we can,” said Nanaia Mahuta.” “We are providing support to the Government of Papua New Guinea as it identifies and responds to emergency needs created by the pandemic.” “We are also making funding available to the New Zealand High Commission in Port Moresby to respond to needs on the ground, as requested by partners in Papua New Guinea.

The support announced today is in addition to the $6 million in COVID-19 related support that New Zealand has provided to Papua New Guinea over the last year, including budget support, medical supplies and equipment.New Zealand has also contributed to the World Health Organisation’s Papua New Guinea office to support its COVID-19 response plan and has supported community-level COVID-19 risk reduction efforts through New Zealand NGOs and their local partners.

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