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Wednesday 26 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 247 passengers repatriated to Tonga from Auckland, Pagopago, and Apia earlier this month tested negative for COVID-19, confirmed Ministry of Health Acting CEO, Dr Reynold ‘Ofanoa this morning.
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Wednesday 26 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has received a grant of NZ$1.6M from New Zealand on 25 May, for construction of a new central pharmacy warehouse to assist Tonga's COVID-19 preparedness and response activities.
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Friday 21 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s first batch of COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccines is almost finished with 93% used so far, the Ministry of Health confirmed this afternoon, 21 May. Around 25,970 people have been vaccinated so far.
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Friday 21 May 2021

Manila, Philippines
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide Tonga with a $5.5 million grant to support the rollout of safe and effective vaccines against COVID-19.
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Tuesday 18 May 2021

Auckland, New Zealand
A two-way, quarantine free, travel bubble between New Zealand and the Cook Islands started today with the first flight to Rarotonga leaving Auckland this morning.
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Monday 17 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With only 5,000 to 6,000 of the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine remaining, people aged 30 years and over are now eligible to be vaccinated, health officials announced this morning. ‘Eua is receiving 2,000 of those doses and the rest will be available in Tongatapu for first come, first served. No date has been confirmed for inoculating the remainder of the population, due to a limited supply of vaccines worldwide.
Thursday 13 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New cases of COVID-19 in Fiji yesterday have led health officials to announce a full lockdown of Suva and Nausori starting 11:00pm Friday, 14 May up to 4:00am Tuesday, 18 May. Contact tracing teams are working overtime, said Dr James Fong.
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Wednesday 12 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Around 19,200 doses of the COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine arrived on an Air New Zealand cargo flight in Tonga this afternoon, confirmed Ministry of Health Acting CEO, Dr Reynold ‘Ofanoa. These are for the second doses of people who have been innocculated. So far, over 20,000 people in Tonga have received their first shots.
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Wednesday 12 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two repatriation flights are planned for June from Auckland, New Zealand, and Brisbane, Australia, confirmed MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma’u today.
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Tuesday 11 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Government is rolling out business recovery support payments to those in the informal sector, who have suffered financial losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Tuesday 11 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Plans for repatriated passengers to start paying for their quarantine starting on 28 July is underway, confirmed MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma’u today.
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Friday 7 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With only 60% of the first batch of Tonga's COVID-19 vaccines used as of this morning, 7 May, Tonga's Ministry of Health is extending the vaccination program to next week, 10-11 May at various venues. They confirmed that people from the outer islands who are currently in Tongatapu can get vaccinated here. Vaccinations are averaging over 900 per day.
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Friday 7 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two young Tongan nationals, who are trying to get back to Tonga, have tested positive for COVID-19 at a border quarantine facility in Nadi according to Fiji health officials. The pair travelled from South America. By Eleanor Gee.
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Monday 3 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ministry of Health is urging people to get their COVID-19 AstraZeneca innoculations, while vaccination teams are out in communities in their final week up to May 8. To date, 10,903 people have been vaccinated in Tonga.
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Monday 26 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Around 5,367 people have received their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to date, confirmed the Ministry of Health this morning, after the vaccination program was rolled out on 15-17 April to frontliners and then in the communities last week.
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Wednesday 21 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 135 passengers repatriated from New Zealand and Fiji were released from quarantine today after testing negative for COVID-19 confirmed MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma’u. Meanwhile, plans for repatriation flights to Tonga on April 28 and 30 have been postponed with one flight cancelled.
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Wednesday 14 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
People who reside in Kolomotu‘a and Kolofo’ou districts, in Tongatapu, and are in the priority groups, can get their COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccinations at various venues next week, 19–23 April. The priority group includes those who are 45-years-old and over, those who are over 18-years-old with non-communicable diseases and / or with disabilities.
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Wednesday 14 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HRH Princess Pilolevu Tuita will be the first person vaccinated with the first dose of COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine along with frontliners at Falemasiva Hall, Havelu, tomorrow 15 April.
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Tuesday 13 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
People aged 18-years-old and above in Tonga can now register with the Ministry of Health to receive the COVID-19 AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine.
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Monday 12 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s State of Emergency and COVID-19 national restrictions have been renewed for another month from 8:00pm 12 April to 8:00pm 10 May, declared Prime Minister Hon Dr Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa today.
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