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Tuesday 7 April 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

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Parliamentarians in the Papua New Guinea autonomous region of Bougainville have agreed to extend a State of Emergency imposed last month to help combat Covid-19.

The original SoE was to finish next Monday - this had now been extended until the middle of June.

The Minister for Peace Agreement Implementation, Albert Punghau, said MPs were to decide today what the impact would be on the Bougainville elections.

There are no known Covid-19 infections in Bougainville but two samples of suspected cases were to be sent to Port Moresby for testing once a plane is available.

> RNZ