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  • Tuesday 31 March 2020 7:26pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Eighty-one people in Tonga have been arrested since March 28, when Tonga Police started an operation to enforce the one-week national lockdown imposed by Government.
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  • Tuesday 31 March 2020 7:22pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Health Centre in Mu'a is currently being upgraded to cater for people with symptoms of CoViD-19, confirmed the Health CEO Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola today, 31 March.
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  • Tuesday 31 March 2020 7:18pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A travel schedule expected for a chartered flight to bring medical supplies from China has not been confirmed at this stage. The medical supplies are aimed to help Tonga in its preventative measures against COVID-19.
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  • Tuesday 31 March 2020 7:09pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A special chartered flight arrived at Fua’amotu International Airport this afternoon, to pick up a group from the National Geographic network.
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  • Tuesday 31 March 2020 6:45pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Pasifika populations are particularly at risk for CoViD-19, where the risk of hospitalisation is seven times higher than for NZ European and Other ethnic groups, warns a New Zealand report on worse case scenario modelling.
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  • Monday 30 March 2020 8:02pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Two weeks isolation is not long enough and Tonga needs more time to put into place its strategy to counter the influx of the CoViD-19 virus, Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola, Chief Executive Officer for Tonga’s Ministry of Health said today.
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  • Monday 30 March 2020 7:20pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : People who ventured out today, on the second day of Tonga's national lockdown, encountered checkpoints on main roads, manned by police officers and soldiers. Police said that while most people are compliant, a few who were obstructing police had been arrested. They are also investigating reports that funerals are being held with more than 20 people present.
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  • Monday 30 March 2020 7:12pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Eleven people have been charged in the seizure of illicit drugs in seven different locations in Tongatapu.
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  • Monday 30 March 2020 7:07pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Chinese Ambassador to Tonga HE Mr Cao Xiaolin presented USD$200,000 to Prime Minister Hon. Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa to help Tonga’s preparedness and response to CoViD-19 today, 30 March.
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  • Sunday 29 March 2020 5:31pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga will continue its diversion order for incoming flights during the week 29 March to 4 April 2020, to prevent the introduction or spread of CoViD-19. Scheduled flights by Fiji Airways, Air New Zealand and Talofa Airlines will not be permitted to land in Tonga.
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Opinion

  • Tuesday 31 March 2020 11:33am


    Washington DC, USA
    : A pandemic is enveloping the world, endangering the lives and livelihoods of millions of people. As US President Donald Trump desperately seeks to shift blame for his own ineptitude, China is laying the groundwork for global leadership in the post-COVID-19 era. Thanks to Trump, the US will almost certainly lose the great-power competition – and countless lives. By Vali Nasr
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  • Thursday 26 March 2020 4:34pm


    Suva, Fiji
    : Fakamolemole pe kae tu’u atu e ki’i tohi ni na’a a’u atu ai homau le’o ki hotau ki’i Pule’anga. - Leonaitasi Taukafa.
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Sports

  • Thursday 12 March 2020 1:59pm


    Suva, Fiji
    : The final round of the 2020 World Rugby Pacific Challenge Cup will take place this Saturday 14 March in Suva, Fiji. Junior Japan will play Fiji to determine the winner of the tournament. Both Tonga A and Samoa A are winless, and will contest third place.
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  • Monday 2 March 2020 7:05pm


    Gold Coast, Australia
    : Tonga’s famous Olympic flag bearer, Pita Taufatofua, has made history again for the Kingdom, after qualifying in Taekwondo for his third Olympics in a row on 29 February, on the Gold Coast, Australia. Malia Paseka also secured an Olympic spot, for the first time in Taekwondo.
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Pacific Islands

  • Thursday 19 March 2020 10:46pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga's stunning ngatu provide testimony to the considerable antiquity of Tongan artistic designs. Variation of the ngatu patterns, and the way these are organized, had been inscribed on the surfaces of Lapita pottery in Tonga almost 3,000 years ago. By David V. Burley.
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Sponsored Posts

  • Saturday 28 March 2020 3:35pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga Communications Corporation (TCC) will be providing special relief mobile packages and bonus data, along with other initiatives to ensure all TCC customers are supported during the unprecedented CoViD-19 National Lock Down, the company announced on March 27. TCC CEO Timote Katoanga urged everyone to follow Tongan Government guidelines on Lock Down Level Four to limit and prevent the spread of CoViD-19 across Tonga.
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