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Friday 6 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach arrived in Tonga for a short visit to show solidarity, after the devastation caused by the volcanic eruption and tsunamis on 15 January. He also expressed great appreciation for TASANOC and the Olympic team of six Tongan athletes who overcame so many obstacles to get to the Olympics last year.
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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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Tuesday 3 May 2022

Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand's new High Commissioner to Tonga, Mr Matthew Howell is expected arrive in Tonga this month to start his new posting.
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Tuesday 3 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two hundred and eighty students from the University of the South Pacific received certificates during a formal ceremony in Suva, Fiji, for taking part in a virtual Japanese student programme over the last two years.
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Thursday 28 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
People living on Tongatapu can now sort out their clean plastic and glass waste for recycling at Tapuhia Tip, with collection services starting on Saturday, April 30.
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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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Friday 22 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Relief kits and cash were donated to members of the South Pacific Business Development (SPBD Tonga) Microfinance today to aid in recovery efforts from the volcano eruption and tsunami that impacted Tonga in January.
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Wednesday 20 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two 20ft containers filled with donations of relief items are being sent to Tonga’s National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) to distribute to those impacted by the January volcano and tsunami event.
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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
Kristian Woolf will continue to be Head Coach of Tonga’s National Rugby League team ahead of the June test match against New Zealand and the World Cup in England later this year.
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Saturday 16 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will participate in weightlifting and rugby sevens at the Commonwealth Games to be held in Birmingham, England, from 28 July to 8 August.
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Saturday 16 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An Australian NGO, the Nerang Men’s Shed and other Men's Sheds on the Gold Coast, have collected tools to assist households in Tonga devastated by the Hunga Tonga Hunga-Ha’apai volcanic eruption and tsunamis in January.
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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
A Tongan delegation led by Prime Minister Hon. Hu’akavameiliku will attend the 7th Our Ocean Conference 2022 held in Koror, Palau on April 13-14.
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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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Wednesday 6 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The keys to the first new home, built by the Tongan government under the volcano and tsunami rebuilding program, were handed over to ‘Ahau resident Halaime Veilofia by the Prime Minister Hon Hu’akavameiliku yesterday.
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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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