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Wednesday 5 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
While no cases of coronavirus have been identified in Tonga, measures have been introduced at ports of entry for all international travellers. Those who have originated or travelled through China must spend at least 14-days self-quarantine in the last port free of the novel coronavirus.
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Tuesday 28 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
All inbound passengers to Tonga must complete a Health Customs Form to assess potential signs and symptoms to coronavirus, in a first travel advisory issued by the Ministry of Health.
Monday 27 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A health team was stationed today at Fua'amotu International Airport to monitor all incoming passengers, as Tonga takes precaution in response to the coronavirus outbreak in China. A Tongan sports teams, currently in China are reported to be safe and well, and will return to Tonga next week.
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Friday 20 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The number of people contracting measles has started to decline with fewer new cases being reported. The Ministry of Health said 14 new measles cases were reported this past week, with 10 from Tongatapu and 4 from Vava‘u. This is much less than the 37 new measles cases reported two weeks ago and 46 the week prior. A total of 18,431 vaccinations have been administered as of 13 December.
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Monday 9 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ministry of Health said 440 people had been confirmed or suspected to have contracted measles in the current outbreak, from October 1 to December 2 in Tonga. However, it is estimated that at least 70% have already recovered.
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Monday 2 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Access to quality drinking water in Tonga depends on where you live, and what you can afford. A new laboratory to be opened on December 12 will help Public Health inspectors assess the quality of drinking water, particularly from village supplies.
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Friday 29 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ministry of Health has confirmed 394 people have been confirmed or suspected to have contracted measles as at November 26 in Tonga. Vaccinations are continuing.
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Monday 11 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The number of confirmed or suspected measles cases in Tonga had climbed to 177, at 5 November, with most cases experiencing a mild illness, according to the latest health situation report released on 6 November.
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Thursday 31 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ministry of Health has confirmed 107 people have been confirmed or suspected to have contracted measles as at 28 October in Tonga with mild symptoms. An extra 2500 doses of MR vaccinations have arrived in Tonga on 29 October to top up stock levels. Measles is highly infectious.
Tuesday 22 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Ministry of Health today issued a Measles Alert after 13 members of a Tongan school rugby team developed measles after returning from New Zealand this month. Measles is a highly infectious disease and the public is urged to be vigilant for symptoms and to get immunized, especially if they are traveling overseas.
Wednesday 7 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Some Tongans with serious heart conditions may miss out on life changing heart surgery, because medical staff at Vaiola Hospital have been unable to contact them by telephone. Dr Loutoa Poese today urged missing patients, who had been identified with heart conditions, to contact the clinic urgently, because the Open Heart International team arrives from Australia soon.
Monday 13 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A range of equipment to help the Ministry of Health support emergency services in times of disaster, was gifted by Japan today, under its Non-Project Grant Aid (NPGA) program.
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Friday 8 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A first group of five Tongan patients who under went serious surgical operations in India are returning to Tonga this month, and this year more Tongan patients are expected to travel half way around the world for cancer treatments.
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Thursday 15 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Minister for Health, Hon Saia Piukala said today that all main roads on Tongatapu have been cleared of debris and were accessible today. He called on people with leaking taps to fix them quickly to preserve the water supply on Tongatapu. He also warned of water-borne diseases such as diarrhea spreading after the cyclone.
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Wednesday 21 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An instrument that can detect levels of pesticides present in food such as vegetables was among key equipment from Japan worth more than $2 million pa’anga, handed over to three government ministries today, June 21.
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Tuesday 31 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga, rated as one of the highest smoking countries in the world, where 46% of men and 13% of women smoke - and half are expected to die from it, has launched an intensive anti smoking campaign today.
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Monday 29 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
"Zika Zero" action at Vaini on Friday 26 February, brought together volunteers from various civil society groups to clean up the town and get rid of the rubbish that is a breeding place for mosquitoes.
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Thursday 4 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Medical equipment worth nearly $1 million pa’anga, including incubators and mobile xray units to support improved health services at Vaiola Hospital, was handed over by the Japanese Ambassador HE Mr Yukio Numata, on Thursday 4 February.
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Wednesday 3 June 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 50-year-old man of Tongan/Australian origin has been charged in relation to the illegal importation of 288 cartons of Manchester brand tobacco without health warnings.
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Monday 2 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A dengue fever outbreak was today declared by the Ministry of Health, who have confirmed 33 cases of dengue fever across Tonga.

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