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Tuesday 1 March 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Pangaimotu Island monument was cleaned up by a work party from HMAS Adelaide during a small islands clean-up operation, following the devasting tsunamis and ash fall from the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcanic eruption on January 15. Navy and Army personnel scrubbed the cross clean from the sand and ash and cut overgrown vegetation.
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Saturday 26 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sixty-eight new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Tonga since the last report on February 23, including 42 in Hu‘atolitoli Prison, one in Vava‘u, and 25 in Tongatapu, the Prime Minister Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni told a press conference on Friday, February 25.
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Friday 25 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Poasi Tei and the Chinese Ambassador to Tonga HE Cao Xaolin signed handover certificates for the general contribution from the People’s Republic of China to Tonga at an official ceremony today at Vuna Wharf, Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 25 February 2022
Kao Island

Canberra, Australia
Tongan technicians were transported to Kao Island in Australian helicopters to repair a key Digicel tower to help restore communications to the outer islands in a three day operation completed on February 22.
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Friday 25 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Red Cross this week delivered bottled water supplies to 256 households, affected by the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption and tsunamis.
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Wednesday 23 February 2022
55 new cases

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Discrepancies in breakdown of the COVID-19 (Omicron variant) figures for Tonga released by the government's press conferences, continue to confuse people who are trying to follow exactly how many cases have tested negative/recovered since recording of cases began on 29 October last year. There were 55 new cases reported today, and 57 new negatives/recoveries. It seems likely there were a further 60 recoveries that were not specified. One person has died from an underlying condition.
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Wednesday 23 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga hosted the Commonwealth Games Queens Baton Relay from February 18 to 21 before it departed for Vanuatu today.
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Monday 21 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongatapu end of Tonga’s international fibre optic cable was being pulled up today for splicing and is expected to come online by late tomorrow, Tuesday, 38 days after a large section was blown to bits by a volcanic eruption on Jan. 15.
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Monday 21 February 2022
fishing boat

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Around small 200 boats were damaged by the tsunamis generated by the volcanic eruption on January 15, the Prime Minister Hon Siaosi Sovaleni said on Friday, Feb. 17. The loss is significant since boats are essential for fishing to feed families, especially on remote islands, and for transporting villagers. The government is trying to get one or two boats replaced for each community.
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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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Saturday 19 February 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 24 new COVID-19 positive cases today, brings the total number of active cases in Tonga to 196, the Prime Minister Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni said this afternoon.
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Friday 18 February 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The prompt reaction of the People’s Republic of China to first donate Emergency Disaster Relief Aid to Tonga on 19 January is sincerely appreciated. The two Y20 military aircrafts, which have flown more than 10,000 kilometres to Tonga, strongly indicated that China cares about Tonga - Furthermore, in the past month, China has donated US $1,300,000 in cash and relief and restoration assistance worth over RMB ¥30 million (about TOP $10.65 million) in total since the volcanic eruption and tsunami disasters happened. By Col. (Ret’d) Siamelie Latu.
Thursday 17 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga now has 195 active COVID-19 cases, the Prime Minister Hon Siaosi Sovaleni, confirmed today, Feb.17. New positive cases include 30 people in Hu’atolitoli Prison, 25 among the newly arrived repatriates in MIQ, and 14 in the community.
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Thursday 17 February 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Transnational crime — specifically drug production and trafficking — is one of the most serious security issues facing the Pacific Islands region, warns a new Lowy Institute Analysis, released last night. Author, Jose Sousa-Santos says deportation policies of Australia, New Zealand, and the United States are exacerbating the problem. He dedicated his research paper to the late Ned Cook, a Salvation Army drugs counsellor, who was killed in Nuku'alofa, Tonga, in 2020.
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Wednesday 16 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seven thousand doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines funded by Japan through COVAX, arrived in Tonga yesterday, February 15.
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Wednesday 16 February 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ultra-cold chain equipment to store Pfizer vaccines for long-term use arrived in Tonga on an Australian Defence Force humanitarian flight on Monday. The rollout of boosters is the key to protecting the people of Tonga from the current COVID-19 outbreak, Australia’s High Commissioner, HE Rachael Moore said
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Wednesday 16 February 2022
HRH

Canberra, Australia
All Tongans are appreciative of an outpouring of support received from the Australian community, including Tongan diaspora, and government, in response to the double catastrophe of the Hunga Tonga – Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption and tsunamis on Jan. 15, says HRH Princess Angelika Lātūfuipeka Tuku'aho in Canberra.
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Wednesday 16 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is experiencing a triple blow in the wake of the volcanic eruption with the tsunami and the first outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic. It is a challenging time and a time of need for Tonga. At this difficult time for Tonga, China’s prompt humanitarian relief assistance together with the grant aid of 119 pieces of heavy plant machinery valued at RMB¥73 million (TOP$26 million) arrived at a right time and will be critical for the national reconstruction in the wake of the natural disasters. By H.E. Cao Xiaolin, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China.
Wednesday 16 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has reduced its Managed Isolation Quarantine (MIQ) requirement for international arrivals from 21 to 15 days, for the 180 repatriates who arrived at Fua'amotu International Airport yesterday, on three flights coming from New Zealand, Fiji, and Australia.
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Wednesday 16 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An 80 km stretch of Tonga's telecommunications cable, was blown to bits by a volcanic eruption on Jan. 15 and there's no easy fix. Short pieces have been recovered, while a major section of the fibre optic cable, about 55 km long, including an expensive repeater, has yet to be recovered from the seabed. By Mary Lyn Fonua
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