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Tonga's CoViD-19 restrictions eased further

Nuku'alofa, Tonga

Tonga's CoViD-19 restrictions have been extended to 11 June from 8:00pm 29 May to 11 June, under sections 36 and 37 of the Emergency Management Act 2007, the Prime Minister, Hon. Dr Pohiva Tu‘i‘onetoa declared this afternoon, 29 May.

The restrictions have eased as follows:

  1. Night-time curfews shall apply from 11:00pm to 5:00am. The night-time curfew shall be enforced by the Tonga Police, His Majesty's Armed Forces and relevant authorised officers.
  2. Liquor licensed night clubs, clubs and bars shall open on Mondays to Saturdays.
  3. All contact sports shall be prohibited.
  4. Mass gatherings are not to exceed a total of 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors except for religious services and education institutions
  5. Funeral gatherings shall be restricted to a total of 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors with an authorised officer to be present throughout.
  6. All activities and gatherings in Tonga shall -
    1. not exceed the maximum number defined as mass gathering;
    2. comply with social distancing; and
    3. comply with the Ministry of Health requirements for sanitation and hygiene.
  7. All persons shall observe and promote social distancing of 1.5 metres at all times and shall use protective clothing where possible.
  8. All persons shall observe personal hand hygiene and shall follow all Public Health Advisories issued by the Ministry of Health in relation to COVID-19.

Tonga Police and His Majesty's Armed Forces and any authorised officers for the purposes of securing public safety and maintenance of public health shall have the power to enforce this Notice.

Meanwhile, Tonga’s international border remains closed up to 12 June.