Solomon Islands students studying at the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) Waigani campus in Papua New Guinea (PNG) are appealing to the national government to move them to a safer place after a latest confirmed case of COVID-19 was registered in the City of Port Moresby.
Speaking to this paper in an exclusive interview yesterday, a final year Anthropology student Reubenson Gegeu said UPNG campus is not safe for the students after a female worker was tested positive of COVID-19.
She is residing not far from Waigani campus.
Mr.Gegeu said UPNG is under lock-down, however he said according to observation students are moving in and out from the campus even under lock-down.
So there is high possibility for Solomon Islands students to get infected.
“From observation, students are moving in and out from the campus even under lock-down.
“Not only that but social distancing is not practiced in the campus as we go to the same student mess hall.
“We want the government through our High Commissioner office in Port Moresby to make some arrangements for us to move from the campus and live somewhere where we can be safe from this COVID-19 until the threat is over,” he said.
PNG this week recorded its third COVID-19 case, a female worker at Morauta Haus in Port Moresby.
By WILSON SAENI