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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 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 9 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty new positive COVID-19 tests were reported in Tonga today, and they are all close contacts and family members of previous cases.
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Wednesday 2 February 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three new positive COVID-19 cases have been confirmed for Tonga today, February 2 bringing the number to five in total. The new cases are a spouse (29) and their two children aged 4 and 3 years of one of the first two COVID-19 positive cases confirmed yesterday.
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Friday 17 December 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will receive more Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines from Australia in the New Year for booster shots, the Minister for Health, Hon Dr ‘Amelia Tu’ipulotu said today. “We need to speed up the third dose to protect our country from the new Omicron variant,” she said.
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Wednesday 26 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has received a grant of NZ$1.6M from New Zealand on 25 May, for construction of a new central pharmacy warehouse to assist Tonga's COVID-19 preparedness and response activities.
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Tuesday 7 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A few tests performed to ensure Tonga’s CoViD-19 machines are working, came back negative, confirmed Ministry of Health CEO, Dr Siale ‘Akau‘ola.
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Friday 24 April 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man who boarded an Air New Zealand flight at Fua’amotu International Airport yesterday, 23 April, was removed due to a New Zealand Immigration travel ban “technicality”, and ended up in quarantine at the Fua'amotu Taliai Camp instead, where he will have to stay for 14 days.
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Saturday 11 April 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs has this week announced NZ$4 million to the Government of Tonga in general budget support. This is in addition to NZ$100,000 previously provided and another NZ$1 million to be given to Tonga’s Ministry of Health to support implementing its CoViD-19 prevention plan.
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Tuesday 7 April 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three CoViD-19 testing machines and 2000 test kits are expect to arrive in Tonga later this month, although it is still uncertain how they will get here. Meanwhile, the Health CEO warned against public scaremongering: "When people try to force authorities not to accept donations like PPEs to help us fight CoViD-19, it is like the public forcing someone to use a fork and spoon to fight a lion."
Monday 6 April 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
If one person has CoViD-19 in Tonga, the virus could be rapidly transmitted to hundreds of people due to our nature to socialize, warned the Minister for Health, Hon Dr 'Amelia Tu'ipulotu, today.
Monday 23 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
UPDATED: Tonga has ordered a diversion of international flights to Tonga for two weeks, from 23 March, including the Air New Zealand, Fiji Airways and Talofa Airlines flights scheduled for today. The order was made by Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola, CEO and posted this morning “to prevent the introduction, or spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)” under Tonga's current Declaration of Public Health Emergency.
Friday 13 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has declared a Public Health Emergency Order to be prepared to fight COVID-19. Two declarations announced by the Prime Minister this afternoon, give more power to the Ministry of Health to contain COVID-19. The CEO of Health said today they have limited intensive care capacity “I think as a Ministry we have to prepare for more difficult scenario,” he said, but Tonga’s small size is an advantage where it is easier to contain.
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Tuesday 10 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
While the gap in gender inequality in Tonga is still wide, in 2020 more women are navigating their way into traditionally male-dominated roles. For International Women's Day this year, Matangi Tonga talked to two young women Sara Sakopo and 'Emeline Siale, both 21, who found the courage to overcome their fears and become qualified to work in the energy and trade sectors alongside men. By Eleanor Gee.
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Friday 3 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prime Minster Hon Pohiva Tu‘i‘onetoa received a free general medical examination by Chinese medical professionals this morning, 3 January, at the Tanoa Hotel in Nuku’alofa.
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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 17 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A team of 35 medical professionals from Open Heart International (OHI) in Australia are currently in Tonga performing open heart surgery on locals with rheumatic heart disease. The lead surgeon stressed that Tongans need to try and prevent acute rheumatic fever, a disease that occurs from having tonsillitis that is not treated with antibiotics early enough.
Thursday 13 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has been commended for its progress in treating blindness caused by diabetes, as part of a program supported by The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust. Around 16% of Tonga’s adult population, aged 25 – 65 years are affected by diabetes - and about two thirds of those with diabetes will have diabetic eye disease that, without early treatment, can lead to blindness.
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Monday 15 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Zumba classes are promoting an active and healthy lifestyle in central Nuku'alofa, and Tonga Post is the latest to take up the program, offered by Tonga Health.
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Thursday 15 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Grant and sponsorship funding was awarded today by the Tonga Health Promotion Foundation to support healthy living initiatives to strengthen, prevent and control Non Communicable Diseases (NCD's) which have reached a critical level in Tonga.
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