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Monday 17 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first group of 26 Tongan athletes and officials have arrived in London today. The boxing and table tennis teams had been stranded in China following the outbreak of the coronavirus and the travel restrictions imposed.
Saturday 15 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A traveller from China who was on board an international flight from New Zealand was denied entry to Fua’amotu International Airport on February 13 for failing to comply with a 14 days quarantine requirement at the last port of entry.
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Friday 14 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Corona virus does not not respect political borders and has neither ethnicity nor nationality. The only way to resolve this non traditional security threat is by cooperating and collaborating as members of the human race. As China and the world continue to fight this Corona virus, let us not point fingers, attack our fellow citizens, or spread fear and hate. Let us unite in the face of common adversity, fight the best fight we can, and move forward to a healthier and brighter future. By Col. (Ret'd) Siamelie Latu.
Wednesday 12 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four cruise ships have been ordered to stay away from Tonga this week under a diversion order issued yesterday, 11 February, by the Ministry of Health, to prevent the introduction or spread of the new coronavirus, now named SARS-CoV-2. The virus with 393 cases outside of China, has been identified as a form of SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) coronaviruses.
Tuesday 11 February 2020

Geneva, Switzerland
The number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases worldwide has climbed to 40,235 in China and 909 deaths as at 10 February, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). No update has been provided by the Tonga Government on the Tongan students and sports athletes currently in China, since its travel advisory on 5 February. Meanwhile, residents in Tonga's Vava'u Group are worried that cruise ships are arriving directly from overseas at this time.
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Thursday 30 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Alternative flights to bring home four Tongan sports teams who are stranded in China will be confirmed soon, Tonga's Ministry of Internal Affairs said today. The teams connecting flights to Hong Kong were cancelled earlier this week due to the novel corona virus epidemic in China.
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Thursday 30 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four sports teams consisting of 40 plus teens and officials are stranded in China after their flight to Hong Kong got cancelled, due to the rising outbreak of the novel coronavirus that has caused major airlines to suspend flights.
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Tuesday 28 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
All inbound passengers to Tonga must complete a Health Customs Form to assess potential signs and symptoms to coronavirus, in a first travel advisory issued by the Ministry of Health.
Monday 27 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A health team was stationed today at Fua'amotu International Airport to monitor all incoming passengers, as Tonga takes precaution in response to the coronavirus outbreak in China. A Tongan sports teams, currently in China are reported to be safe and well, and will return to Tonga next week.
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Monday 27 January 2020

Pennsylvania, USA
An entire city in China is essentially on lockdown this week as officials try to get a handle on the Coronavirus outbreak. A few cases have been identified in other countries. Here's what you need to know.