Solomons has been wise to lock down early. Watching what has, and is happening across the Western world, despite the obvious advantages and expertise, is both tragic and heartbreaking.

And now in PNG; that is too close for comfort.

This virus does not discriminate, whether you live in cities, big towns, rural or remote areas or islands, rich or poor, everyone is at risk.

So keep safe everyone; from our biggest provinces, smallest islands, every village and extended family; do as you have always done to work together to protect and support everyone and those who care for you.

Take care.