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Friday 3 April 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is one of 18 countries in the world that is CoViD-19 free as of today, 3 April, and 10 of these countries are located in the Pacific region.
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Thursday 13 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's tourism industry, while preparing to welcome visitors off three cruise ships on Wednesday, has been hit hard with the last minute cancellations.
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Thursday 13 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
We need to have a correct understanding on some basic issues about the Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia Epidemic. The Chinese Government and Chinese people are now working with the World Health Organization (WHO) and some other countries to fight against the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic with all efforts, and the situation is changing for the better. China has made a solemn promise to the international community that it has full confidence and capability to win the battle against the epidemic. By Cao Xiaolin, Chinese Ambassador to Tonga.
Tuesday 11 February 2020

Geneva, Switzerland
The number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases worldwide has climbed to 40,235 in China and 909 deaths as at 10 February, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). No update has been provided by the Tonga Government on the Tongan students and sports athletes currently in China, since its travel advisory on 5 February. Meanwhile, residents in Tonga's Vava'u Group are worried that cruise ships are arriving directly from overseas at this time.
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Wednesday 5 February 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
UPDATED: Four Tongans were reported to be on board an Air New Zealand flight evacuating New Zealand citizens and foreign nationals, including Tongans from Wuhan, due to the novel coronavirus.
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Tuesday 4 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Young Tongan students in China have been advised to stay at universities, by the Chinese Embassy in Tonga, as there are no flights to get them out now. They are among over 300 people from Tonga who remain in China.
Friday 31 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister has asked the New Zealand and Australian Governments to assist with quarantining four Tongan sports teams and students, upon their return from China.
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Friday 31 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Due to the outbreak and fast spreading of the novel coronavirus, the World Health Organisation has declared it a global health emergency, on January 30. The death toll has now risen over 200 in China.
Thursday 30 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Chinese Government will protect the safety and health of Tongan citizens in China, the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Tonga stated yesterday, while assuring it was not necessary to conduct massive evacuations of foreign nationals from China.