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PNG Defence Force has been called out

The PNG Defence Force has been called out to assist the police in the COVID- 19 emergency operations in the country.

Deputy Controller of the National Pandemic Response Dr. Paison Dakulala says this is part of Government’s strategy as it addresses the spike in cases and law and order.

Government House confirmed to NBC News that the Governor General Sir Bob Dadae signed the instruments for the call out on Thursday on the advise of the National Executive Council. It was gazetted the same day.

The PNG Defence Force will assist police maintain law and order during the COVID-19 National Pandemic Security operations throughout PNG from the 1st of this month to the 1st of November this year.

NBC News