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Friday 13 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
To date, 25,778 people have received the second dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Tonga, confirmed the Ministry of Health CEO, Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola this afternoon.
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Friday 13 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australia has provided a further AUD$5 million to support Tonga’s formal and informal business sector impacted by COVID-19.
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Thursday 12 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
All of the 152 passengers who arrived from New Zealand on 28 July have tested negative, in results obtained yesterday for their second test, the Chief Medical Officer for Public Health, Dr Reynold ‘Ofanoa confirmed this morning.
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Wednesday 11 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A repatriation flight from Brisbane, Australia due to arrive in Tonga on 25 August has now been postponed to 25 September due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Meanwhile, quarantine free travel to New Zealand from Tonga is being considered.
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Wednesday 4 August 2021

New York, USA
New York Times reporting: The rise of the highly infectious Delta variant of the coronavirus has raised new questions about how the vaccinated can stay safe and avoid breakthrough infections. We asked the experts for advice. As long as large numbers of people remain unvaccinated, vaccinated people will be exposed to the Delta variant. “Vaccinations give you that extra protection you wouldn’t normally have,” says Dr. Erin Bromage. “But when you hit a big challenge, like getting near an unvaccinated person who has a high viral load, that wall is not always going to hold.”
Thursday 29 July 2021

London, UK
An emergency meeting held yesterday by the Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) board decided further urgent discussions are to be continued with the UK government, players, nations, host towns and cities, venues, and the International Rugby League.
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Monday 26 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Oceania is recording a surge in COVID-19 cases with 94,400 confirmed cases and 1,400 deaths reported at 25 July. Fiji is now reporting more new COVID-19 cases than any other Oceania country with 934 new infections on average each day. By Eleanor Gee.
Tuesday 13 July 2021

Suva, Fiji
Fiji recorded 873 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths over a 24-hour period ending at 8:00am on July 12. The country’s Ministry of Health and Medical Services said with daily increases in cases, they were seeing increasing cases of severe COVID-19 and increasing deaths.
Wednesday 7 July 2021

Suva, Fiji
Fiji opened its first COVID-19 vaccination drive-through at Suva's Albert Park Pavillion on 6 July as the country battles with rapidly increasing new cases. The Ministry of Health and Medical Services reported 636 new COVID-19 cases and 6 deaths over a 24-hour period on 7 July.
Wednesday 7 July 2021

Sydney, Australia
New York Times reporting: Three days after the emergence of a rare COVID-19 case in Sydney, around 40 friends gathered for a birthday party. Along with cake and laughter, there was a hidden threat: One of the guests had unknowingly crossed paths with that single COVID case, an airport driver who had caught the Delta variant from an American aircrew. Two weeks later, 27 people from the party have tested positive. And the seven people at the gathering who were not infected? They were all vaccinated. By Damien Cave.
Tuesday 6 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Passengers repatriated from Auckland, New Zealand, last week have tested negative in their first of three COVID-19 tests while in quarantine, confirmed Ministry of Health CEO, Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola today. Three COVID-19 tests are now required from passengers during quarantine.
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Thursday 1 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
2,319 people have received their second dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as at this morning, July 1, confirmed the Tonga Ministry of Health.
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Tuesday 29 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The repatriation flight to Tonga from Brisbane, scheduled on 30 June, has been deferred due to the current COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney and parts of Queensland, MEIDECC stated today. However, the repatriation flight from New Zealand is still scheduled to arrive tomorrow, Wednesday, with about 240 passengers.
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Wednesday 23 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 248 passengers repatriated from New Zealand and Australia on 2 and 3 June respectively, tested negative for COVID-19 in their last round of testing, confirmed Ministry of Health CEO, Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola today.
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Thursday 17 June 2021

Suva, Fiji
Fiji has reported 1,043 active COVID-19 cases currently in isolation, including the 121 new cases confirmed yesterday, 16 June, according to its Ministry of Health and Medical Services.
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Friday 11 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A program to support home schooling will start this month with the Ministry of Education providing a variety of tools to teachers, parents, and carers of students, in the event schools close down due to the pandemic or natural disaster. In addition, 80 teacher ambassadors have been selected across Tonga to be trained in distant education using technology.
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Wednesday 9 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 248 passengers repatriated from New Zealand and Australia on 2 and 3 June respectively, tested negative for COVID-19, confirmed Ministry of Health CEO, Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola.
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Monday 31 May 2021

Geneva, Switzerland
Smoking causes 8 million deaths a year, and now smokers have a greater risk of developing a severe case and dying from COVID-19, says the World Health Organization (WHO) today on World No Tobacco Day, drawing attention to the dangers of using tobacco, and the preventable death and disease it causes.
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Friday 28 May 2021

Suva, Fiji
Fiji has 151 active cases of COVID-19 in isolation including the 28 new cases recorded yesterday, 27 May, according to its Ministry of Health and Medical Services.
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Wednesday 26 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With 28,150 people vaccinated to date, only 40 vials (less than 480 doses) of the COVID-19 vaccine remain to be administered before the batch expires on 31 May, the Ministry of Health said today.
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