Papua New Guinea authorities have approved a mass burial to take pressure off Port Moresby's hospital morgue where bodies are stacked on top of each other as COVID-19 cases surge.National Pandemic Response Controller David Manning has authorised the burial of 200 bodies out of more than 300 at the morgue which was built to cater for only 60, PNG newspaper The National reports.
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Concerted international action is needed to support Papua New Guinea as a surge in COVID-19 cases overwhelms the Pacific country's health system, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies say.Coronavirus cases in the island nation of nine million have been surging in recent weeks, with 385 new cases recorded on Thursday, according to latest available government data.