Feb 08, 2022 03:47 PM

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Tests Positive for Covid-19 in Beijing

What’s new: Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister James Marape has returned to his home country after he tested positive for Covid-19 upon arrival in Beijing on Thursday to attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics, according to the governments of both countries.

Prior to this flight home, Marape held a virtual talk with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang Saturday where they discussed bilateral trade matters, the Papua New Guinea statement said, while adding that a subsequent French leg of his trip was aborted “due to Covid-19 restrictions.”

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