MPA concerned with border crossers

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    BY ALFRED PAGEPITU

    Choiseul province government is wary of the high risk of covid-19 entering the country via the western border.

    Ward 12 MPA, Nerio Ulemiki voiced concern on how traditional border crossers from Western region and Bougainville could potentially bring in the virus.

    This follows the increase in covid-19 cases in Papua New Guinea and neighbouring Bougainville.

    He interestingly says that people are crossing the border everyday, unchecked.

    “I would like to call on those traditional border crossers to respect the Law and abide with regulations while we are under the State of Public Emergency.

    “Our security and agencies must now step in and identify people who are travelling in and out through the border must be medically checked before coming into the country.

    “We are not doing enough awareness in most rural communities and experience mass death on the spread of the coronavirus like other countries around the globe experience. This is because of manpower and logistics issues.”

    He said people living along the border have been advised to ensure they do not allow any illegal crossing into the communities.


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