However Public Schools were closed as most students were kept home by parents over safety concerns.
Bus stops were empty in the morning with residents taking precaution making their way to work.
Some companies organized pick up vehicles for their employees while those who made their own way, went to work casually dressed.
By lunch time, it was business as usual for most city residents.
In Wewak town, PMV buses came to a standstill, as operators chose to participate in the nationwide sit-in protest.