PNG’s Prime Minister defends multi-million-dollar plans to find COVID ‘cure’

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    Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister has defended a proposal to give millions of dollars to a newly formed company that thinks it has found a new COVID-19 treatment. While the Health Minister says the funding submission was approved, James Marape says the process of engaging the company is not yet complete. Correspondent Natalie Whiting says the company is apparently “highly confident” in its findings. Subscribe:

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