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Sustaining Fresh Food Supply in Lae during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis

Inamara, Aaron


Imposing a hiatus on normal business is a double-edged sword. It both allows for combating the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) but it also cuts food supplies and threatens the livelihoods it is meant to protect. Serious shortages of fresh food in Lae were experienced during a nationwide state of emergency lockdown in Papua New Guinea (PNG) from 23 March to 6 April 2020. This In Brief describes the impacts of the lockdown on fresh food supply in Lae city and what has been done since it was...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2020
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Source: Department of Pacific Affairs in brief series: 2020/17
DOI: 10.25911/5ed0e4f146872
Access Rights: Open Access


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