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Papua New Guinea (PNG) Covid-19 outbreak, vaccine campaign


A health worker prepares to do tests for Covid-19 coronavirus outside a makeshift clinic in a sports stadium in Port Moresby on April 1, 2021.

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Misinformation on social media is hindering Papua New Guinea’s vaccination efforts.

Many people are hesitant about inoculation due to false information being spread about the vaccines even as coronavirus cases are surging, according to the PNG’s Covid-19 response controller.

The country reported 1,730 cases and 12 deaths between March 29 and April 4, according to a joint report from the World Health Organization and the PNG national health department.

Infection cases saw a fresh surge in February and PNG has…


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