PNG man recovered from Covid-19 in Laos
The 55-year-old mine worker from Papua New Guinea tested positive on April 5 in Laos, has recovered.
He works with Phu Bia Mine company in the Asian country. It mines Gold, Copper and Silver.
Foreign Affairs Minister Patrick Pruaitch announced today the man’s recovery.
Thus, the authorities released him from quarantine. As a result, he is now back at work.
Pruaitch was speaking to local media at the Jacksons International Airport early this morning.
Pruaitch, with others, was there to witness the first international flight bringing in PNG citizens from Japan.
PNG State of Emergency Controller David Manning has lifted the restrictions on international flights on a limited capacity.
This is to allow citizens stranded overseas due to the lockdown to return to the country.
Minister Pruaitch said the National Government through Foreign Affairs was working with Laotian authorities to keep a close watch on him.