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Tuesday 5 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ha’apai is now under lockdown restrictions, starting today up to 5:00am Saturday, April 9, after it was confirmed there is COVID-19 spreading in the community.
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Monday 4 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ha’apai has 18 positive COVID-19 cases in the community, recorded on Saturday, April 2, the Minister for Health, Hon. Dr Saia Piukala said today. To date nationally, nine people have died due to COVID-19 and another seven from co-morbidities. Some active cases in Tonga remain “moderately severe”. Public Health nurses are going out to reach around 20,000 people who have not yet had their vaccine booster shots. By Eleanor Gee.
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Monday 4 April 2022
WHO TONGA COVID

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
All schools and government departments in Ha‘apai are closed, starting today, after the first community transmission of COVID-19 was detected there, the Prime Minister's Office announced last night. The PMO expected the numbers to be announced by the Ministry of Health at a press conference this afternoon.
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Thursday 24 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The COVID-19 virus has reached Ha’apai, with 29 positive cases confirmed out of the 126 people who travelled from Nuku’alofa to the outer islands, last week. Meanwhile, a total of 363 new cases were recorded in the whole of Tonga over a 24 hour period up to 6:00am today, bringing the total number of active cases in Tonga to 2,919. Positive cases in Tonga are forecast to peak at 1,000 cases per day by mid-April. Three people have died from COVID-19 and another six positive cases died from underlying illnesses.
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Monday 21 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, 'Ohsumi', left Tonga last Wednesday, February 16, after delivering relief supplies to Tongatapu and the outer islands.
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Monday 20 December 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It was busy at the Nuku'alofa waterfront today as hundreds of travellers left on the domestic ferries for the outer islands of Ha’apai and Vava’u for the holidays. By Eleanor Gee.
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Thursday 9 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
His Majesty’s Armed Forces has made history this week by including three female sailors for the first time in a sea operation, as part of a trial. They are part of a joint Tonga Royal Navy and Ministry of Health team delivering COVID-19 vaccines to the remote islands of Ha’apai.
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Wednesday 8 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three waste management vehicles gifted from the Government of Japan will be used by Waste Authority Ltd. to extend its services in Ha'apai, to collect garbage more efficiently in all villages from Lifuka to Foa.
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Wednesday 1 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Ha'apai Group of islands has received delivery of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine funded by Japan and provided by COVAX. The Ministry of Health decided to provide about 4000 doses as the first roll out to Ha’apai.
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Monday 28 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kava Mone and Maikolo Mahe remain missing at sea in Foa, Ha'apai after they went fishing in a small aluminium boat on June 23. Searches over the weekend did not find anything.
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Monday 31 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fotua Government Primary School students won the annual Ha’apai soroban competition held last Thursday, 27 May, the first of district competitions this year.
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Friday 29 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pilima Langi (63) is the woman who died on Thursday, January 28 after the small boat that she was in with 17 others capsized in heavy seas off Foa Island. Tonga Police have opened an investigation into the marine incident.
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Thursday 28 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Ha'apai woman has died today after being rescued with 18 people, who were on board a small local ferry boat that capsized in heavy seas off Foa Island, on Wednesday afternoon. A rescuer said the woman had refused one of his four life jackets so it could be given to a child. There were no life jackets on the boat. Two people remain in hospital.
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Wednesday 20 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tag Tournament by Talitha Project will be held next week in Ha'apai aimed to increase young girls participation. A community outreach program is being held this week to encourage youths to sign up.
Tuesday 22 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An inquest this week has confirmed that Rev. Sila ‘Ahoafi (49) from Ha'avakatolo, drowned, after his body was recovered at sea in Kotu, Hapa'ai, on Friday morning December 18 .
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Thursday 26 November 2020

Pangai, Ha'apai
A billboard displaying a Women and Children Crisis Centre (WCCC) toll-free phone number to enable women and girls to access support services was launched in Pangai, Ha’apai, on 25 November.
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Tuesday 17 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new Multi-Hazard Early Warning and Emergency Operation Centre was officially opened in Pangai, Ha’apai on 13 November. The centre aims to strengthen early warning and preparedness for any approaching hazard.
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Monday 19 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 32-year-old Faleloa man died on Sunday, October 18 following a road crash in Pangai, Ha’apai.
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Tuesday 6 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Parliament yesterday 5 October with a majority vote of 16-0 passed a number of old Government Ministries Annual Reports, some going back to 2009, that had never been tabled into Parliament. Today, 6 September parliament sat for a half-day, because after lunch it did not have a quorum. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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Wednesday 23 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The body of a 20-year-old male diver was recovered early Saturday morning, September 19, near Lofanga in Ha’apai waters.
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