PNG, Solomons cit­i­zens still stuck overseas

Fiji Sun - - WORLD NEWS -

Port Moresby: Hun­dreds of Pa­pua New Guineans re­main stranded abroad, await­ing repa­tri­a­tion while re­stric­tions on bor­der en­try re­main in place.

It’s around a month since PNG closed its in­ter­na­tional bor­ders ex­cept for au­tho­rised en­try, as a re­sponse to the COVID-19 pan­demic.

Last month the gov­ern­ment an­nounced plans to repa­tri­ate a num­ber of cit­i­zens, but there had been de­lays in the or­gan­i­sa­tion of flights. EMTV re­ported For­eign Min­is­ter Pa­trick Pru­aitch as say­ing gov­ern­ment was yet to repa­tri­ate 781 cit­i­zens who re­mained stranded in 25 coun­tries.

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