THE Morobe health authority is striving to slow the rate of the coronavirus (Covid-19) infections in the province, authority chief executive officer Dr Kipas Binga says.
“The only way for us to succeed against the virus threat is for communities to cooperate with us by adhering to all public health protocols,” he said.
Dr Binga said the Covid-19 could be brought under control quickly “if everyone followed the new normal practices like wearing of masks, regularly washing or sanitising their hands, social distancing and other measures”.
He told the The National, that other measures to ensure one remained healthy “is to have enough rest and sleep, eat a balanced diet of garden food and, with the Covid-19 infections in Lae rising fast, all who wanted to come to town must think of safety and only come if necessary,” he said.
“Stop coming into town and aimlessly roaming as Lae is now a hotspot for the Covid-19.”
Dr Binga said if people adhered to the Covid-19 protocols effectively, then the cycle of transmissions would be broken.
“If we are not careful in keeping with strict protocols, 10 per cent of the one million plus population of Morobe would be at risk,” he said .
He said those who died from the Covid-19 in the province were those who had underlying medical conditions such as heart disease, asthma, lung diseases and diabetes and uncontrolled hypertension for over a period of time.
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