BOUGAINVILLE, ENB IN COVID HIGH-RISK ZONE: ESOROM
Whilst the Covid surge in other provinces during the Delta third wave is declining, the Autonomous Region of Bougainville and East New Britain are currently in the high-risk zone.
Updating the country on Covid-19 reported cases, Deputy Controller of the National Pandemic Response, Dr Daoni Esoro projected that the low prevalence rate might shift after the festive season.
In a news report, Dr Esorom said the delta variant hard-hit Highlands Region was recovering.
He added that other low-risk zones were Milne Bay, NCD, Momase, Western and Central Provinces.
With the fourth surge expected in the first quarter of New Year, he urged the people to comply with Niupela Pasin protocols and get vaccinated to avoid being hospitalized or death.
“New Ireland and Gulf are in medium risk.
“Bougainville and East New Britain are currently in the high-risk zone.
“Northern and West New Britain are not reporting so we have no idea what the situation is like.
“Keeping physical distancing has been thrown out the window.
“Even now when the reported cases are not as high as the surge – the national positivity rate – is 13 per cent which is very high.
“If we are doing more testing, we will be detecting more cases but we are not,” he reportedly said this on The National Newspaper today.