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Monday 28 November 2022

Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand’s smoking rate has fallen to a low of 8% of adults smoking daily, down from 9.4% a year ago, statistics released this month showed. The number of people smoking fell by 56,000.
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Thursday 24 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The construction of a NZD $1.6 million Tonga Pharmaceutical Facility at Veitongo is on target to be completed by March 2023.
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Wednesday 23 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Efforts made by schools to promote healthy living were recognised with the presentation of awards today. The 'Apiako Ma'a Lahi 2022 accreditations recognised primary, middle schools, and high schools who have established vegetable gardens and healthy eating programs.
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Friday 18 November 2022

Abu Dhabi, UAE
King Tupou VI in Abu Dhabi this week, visited the Imperial College London Diabetics Centre, to ascertain the potential of a partnership in addressing Non-Communicable Diseases in particular diabetes and related illnesses. The King shared his hope that his people could one day access such services in Tonga.
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Thursday 29 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After two-years and six-months, Tonga has lifted most of its COVID-19 health restrictions, including that for international travel and the national curfew, effective from 27 September. The border has now fully re-opened, with a requirement for foreign adults to provide proof of vaccination before arrival.
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Monday 22 August 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealand has committed $4.8 million funding to develop Tonga’s resilient health workforce, the New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Nanaia Murata announced last week, meeting with the Minister of Health, Dr. Saia Piukala and frontline healthcare workers.
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Tuesday 2 August 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's current night time curfew - midnight to 5:00am - due to COVID-19 remains but will be re reviewed this month, after Government approved the incremental border re-opening on 1 August.
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Sunday 19 June 2022

Wellington, New Zealand
Travellers will no longer need a COVID-19 pre-departure test for all arrivals to New Zealand, starting at 11:59pm from Monday 20 June.
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Friday 13 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three COVID-19 cases have been reported in the remote Tongan island of Niuafo’ou, the Minister for Health, Hon Saia Piukala confirmed today.
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Friday 6 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s lockdown orange level restrictions will ease further with gyms, bars, and kava clubs, allowed to open, starting from Saturday May 7, confirmed Prime Minister Hon. Hu’akavameiliku today during a press conference. The quarantine period has also been reduced to seven days, while essential staff who have had COVID-19 can isolate for three days.
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Tuesday 3 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There are currently 1,217 active COVID-19 cases recorded in Tonga as at 2 May, with the majority (702) located on Tongatapu. Vava’u has 431 active cases, Ha’apai has 84, while ‘Eua and the two Niuas have no cases.
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Friday 22 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The possibility of opening Tonga’s border mid-year is currently under discussion, the Minister for Health, Hon. Dr Saia Piukala confirmed today.
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Tuesday 19 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The new Ma’ufanga Health Clinic, funded by Japan, was officially opened last Thursday, April 14, by Lord Fakafanua and the Japanese Ambassador HE Mr Kensaku Munenaga.
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Tuesday 19 April 2022

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine program for children aged 5 to 11 years started rolling out across primary schools in Tongatapu today, April 19.
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Saturday 16 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The quarantine period for repatriated passengers has been reduced to 10 days starting next week, the Acting Deputy Prime Minister, Hon Poasi Tei confirmed on April 14. Quarantine for goods has been discontinued.
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Saturday 16 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Health services in Tonga will be strengthened with new medical equipment, donated by Japan and handed over to Tonga on April 8.
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Friday 8 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A range of cleaning supplies from Karcher in Australia donated to hospitals across Tonga to help with cleaning up the ashfall after the eruption, were received by the Ministry of Health yesterday, 6 April.
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Wednesday 6 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lockdown restrictions for Tongatapu and Vava’u will ease further over the next two weeks starting on Saturday, April 9, with businesses allowed to operate from Monday to Saturday from 5am to 8pm.
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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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Wednesday 30 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lockdown restrictions will be eased with businesses able to operate for three days starting on Saturday, Tuesday, and Thursday, confirmed Prime Minister Hon Hu’akavameiliku during a virtual press conference today, March 30.
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