Papua New Guinea’s prime minister James Marape announced on this Monday that it was ordered a swift lockdown of the country’s capital Port Moresby as the country recorded its first confirmed COVID-19 death.
In the face of the country’s first confirmed COVID-19 death, a 35-year-old man, Marape announced a swath of restrictions to help curb the spread of the virus. The capital Port Moresby will close to non-essential business for 14 days from Tuesday, schools will be shuttered and a nighttime curfew imposed.
This new lockdown in Port Moresby brought many uncertainties for football lovers in the country as the 2019-20 PNG National Soccer League was scheduled to resume on this Saturday. It was previously reported that all remaining league matches would be played in Lae and Port Moresby, but the new lockdown must be a turnaround for the league’s resumption.
According to reliable sources, all ten National Soccer League clubs are yet to receive a formal message from Papua New Guinea Footbal Association (PNGFA) and National Soccer League Board whether the competition resumed or be cancelled.
Oceania Football Center team is keeping up with all updates in order to bring the most accurate information to our followers.