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Thursday 6 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A group of around 40 Tongans who returned from the United States via Fiji are being assisted financially by the Tongan Government, after their repatriation flight to Tonga was postponed, due to the rising COVID-19 community transmission there.

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A patient at Lautoka Hospital who tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday afternoon, died a few hours later at 6:35pm, confirmed Fiji’s Permanent Secretary of Health, Dr James Fong today. Lautoka Hospital is now in lockdown as part of efforts to prevent a wider outbreak. “Fiji, I do not use the word “war” lightly. But, right now, we are in a war with this virus,” he said.
Wednesday 5 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A repatriation flight with 242 passengers arrived in Tonga this afternoon from Auckland, New Zealand, confirmed MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma'u.
Thursday 29 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s precious supply of covid vaccine can now be extended to thousands more people thanks to the skills of the Tongan nurses, who have not wasted a drop of the first batch received this month. People aged 35 years and over can now be vaccinated with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. By Eleanor Gee
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Thursday 29 April 2021

Geneva, Switzerland
Globally, new COVID-19 cases increased again with nearly 5.7 million new cases reported last week, surpassing previous peaks, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) weekly COVID-19 update on April 25. For the third consecutive week, the South-East Asia region reported the highest relative increases in both case and death incidences.
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Wednesday 28 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has postponed the repatriation flight from Fiji, which was due to arrive in Tonga next week, confirmed MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma'u today, as Fiji has closed its major towns, due to the local transmission in Fiji of the COVID-19 Indian variant.
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Wednesday 28 April 2021

Suva, Fiji
COVID-19 cases in Fiji continue to increase with six new cases confirmed yesterday, 27 April, bringing the total to 42 active cases, according to health officials. Recent cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed to be the B1617 variant that was first detected in India. Dr James Fong has warned Fijians to stay at home because “any person-to-person contact outside your home could get you infected.”
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Wednesday 21 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hundreds more people in the Kolofo'ou district received their first COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccinations today, April 21.
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Wednesday 21 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The repatriation flights from Fiji, Pagopago and New Zealand that were scheduled to arrive in Tonga on April 28-30, have been delayed to the first week of May.
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Monday 19 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hundreds of people in Tongatapu received their first COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccinations today, April 19, following a total of 1,536 frontliners and others who got vaccinated last week. “I am happy I got it. It did not hurt and the injection was fast," said Tevita Kata Nau (75) at Hala-'o-vave.
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Monday 19 April 2021

Nadi, Fiji
Nadi and Lautoka in Fiji have gone under lockdown this morning, April 19 after a border quarantine employee tested positive for COVID-19.
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Monday 19 April 2021

Auckland, New Zealand
The first two-way quarantine-free commercial flights between Australia and New Zealand started today, April 19.
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Friday 16 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s roll-out of the COVID-19 AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine continued on its second day, with more than 500 people vaccinated as of this afternoon. Acting Health CEO Dr Reynold 'Ofanoa said today, there had been no cases of major adverse effects reported nor any hospitalisations from those that have been vaccinated so far.
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Thursday 15 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HRH Princess Pilolevu Tuita was the first person vaccinated in the Tonga roll-out of the COVID-19 AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine, receiving her first dose along with frontline workers, at Falemasiva Hall in Havelu, Tongatapu today. Acting CEO for Health Dr Reynold ‘Ofanoa said it was “a day of hope.”
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Friday 9 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The roll out of Tonga’s COVID-19 vaccination program starts next week on Thursday April 15 in Tongatapu, with frontline workers the first to receive their shots at Falemasiva Hall, said the Minister of Health Hon Dr 'Amelia Tu'ipulotu today. The Ministry expects to vaccinate around 2,200 people from April 15-17
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Wednesday 7 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four repatriation flights are being planned to arrive in Tonga on April 28 and 30. While, a flight from Australia today took more seasonal workers.
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Tuesday 6 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 135 passengers who were repatriated from New Zealand and Fiji have tested negative for COVID-19. Tonga is on schedule to start vaccinating frontline and vulnerable groups on April 15.
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Thursday 1 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The roll out of Tonga’s COVID-19 vaccination program is expected to start on 15 April announced Minister for Health Hon Dr ‘Amelia Tu’i’pulotu last night.
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Wednesday 31 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first batch of the COVID-19 AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccines from COVAX arrived in Tonga today, 31 March, on a repatriation flight from Auckland, New Zealand.
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Tuesday 30 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is now one of six countries in the Pacific region to remain CoViD-19 free to date.
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