Four provinces in the country are already starting to see an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases this month.
These are National Capital District, Enga, Hela and Eastern Highlands province.
According to the Deputy Pandemic Controller Dr. Daoni Esorom, samples of the cases have been collected and sent to the Institute of Medical Research to test and identify the type of variant that is currently spreading.
''What we will do now going forward, is we will see after two circles -one circle is about 14 days so we are looking at September next month what our data is telling us we have also had to do an external and internal risk assessment to see where we are placed and then advise the Controller accordingly on what we need to do,'' said Dr. Esorom.
NBC News / PNG Health Watch
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