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Wednesday 5 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A full-scale emergency exercise named "Hunga Airways 2022" was held at Fua‘amotu International Airport on 30 September, in response to a scenario that imagined the aftermath of an aircraft emergency.
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Saturday 17 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Chief Dental Officer, Dr. Fakakovikaetau and Dr. Sisilia Fusi Fifita, Oral Pathology Specialist, became the first Tongan dentists to be inducted as Fellows of the International College of Dentists in Christchurch, New Zealand.
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Wednesday 7 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The number of COVID-19 active cases, which saw a second wave peaking last month, is on a downward trend in Tonga.
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Thursday 1 September 2022

The new COVID-19 variant BA.5 has been confirmed in Tonga, after the re-opening of our border on 1 August, CEO of the Ministry of Health, Dr Siale 'Akau'ola said.
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Tuesday 23 August 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ministry of Health received 10,000 rapid antigen testing kits from China, to assist with the containment of COVID-19, after the gradual re-opening of Tonga's international border.
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Wednesday 22 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three repatriation flights from Australia, New Zealand and Fiji are expected to arrive in Tonga on June 29 and 30 with more than 500 passengers.
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Sunday 19 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga may look at re-opening its borders to revive its economy if the current downward trend of active COVID-19 cases in the community continues to decline. There were only 234 active COVID-19 cases recorded as of 14 June.
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Wednesday 8 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's prime minister has called for a collective effort to tackle the leading cause of death and disability in Tonga - heart disease, diabetes and some cancers - in a National Non-Communicable Diseases Strategy for 2021-25 launched on 7 June.
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Wednesday 1 June 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's quarantine and isolation days will be reduced to three-days, starting on 30 June as COVID-19 cases continue on a downward trend. Until then, the five days quarantine will apply to arrivals.
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Thursday 19 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's quarantine and isolation days will be reduced to five-days starting on 1 June as COVID-19 cases continue a downward trend.
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Friday 6 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Ministry of Health has received 263 wheelchairs, walkers and other walking aids donated by the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints and handed over on 4 May.
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Thursday 28 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A small speedboat boat gifted today by the Government of Japan will assist medical officials deliver COVID-19 vaccines and other critical health services, in the outer islands.
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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 3 December 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five vehicles were donated to the Ministry of Health today by Japan, to help accelerate the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in Tonga. Japanese Ambassador HE Kensaku Munenaga said the project is to support the important cold chain supply system.
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Thursday 2 December 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Essential COVID-19 supplies and oxygen equipment was donated to the Ministry of Health from the Government of Australia, after the cargo arrived on November 30 at Fua'amotu International Airport.
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Tuesday 30 November 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s health records will move from paper-based to a digital patient management system starting tomorrow, December 1, after the Prime Minister Hon. Rev. Dr Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa launched the Kingdom’s first National Health Information System (NHIS) this morning at Davina House in Nuku'alofa. By Eleanor Gee.
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Tuesday 26 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Ministry of Health is in a race against time to inoculate 13,738 teenagers with Pfizer before the precious vaccines expire in 28 days time. Health CEO Dr Siale ‘Akau‘ola urges parents to ensure their 12 to 17-year-old children are inoculated “or they will miss out”.
Thursday 21 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Around 31,600 doses of the Pfizer vaccine arrived from New Zealand last night, and started to roll out today for inoculations of 12 to 17-year-olds and pregnant women in Tonga. There is huge demand and competition for the Pfizer vaccine globally, and the Prime Minister, the Minister of Health and Tonga's CEO of Health all thanked New Zealand for making this “important gift”, which placed Tonga among the few privileged countries of the world to have it.
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Tuesday 24 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 27,152 people have received the second dose of the COVID-19 Astra-Zeneca vaccine in Tonga, since the second roll out program started on June 24 in Nuku'alofa.
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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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