Negative results for COVID-19

Test for the 15 people who came into contact with the COVID-19 positive case in Wau-Bulolo, Morobe Province, have all returned negative results for the virus.

This was announced by Police Minister, Bryan Kramer, today.

The Tests were conducted by the Institute of Medical Research in Goroka and returned today.

“Those tests have returned negative. So, the 15 persons that were in direct contact with the index patient that travelled with him from Bulolo up to the (Hidden Valley) mine site, the tests have returned this morning and confirmed to be all negative. Not immediate, not positive, but negative.

“So at the moment the other contact tracing is continuing in relation to those that travelled with him as well as the Singapore flight as well as the flight from Port Moresby to Lae,” said Kramer.

Cedric Patjole