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Monday 6 September 2021

Suva, Fiji
More than 20 Tongan nationals stranded in Fiji since March after Tonga closed its borders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, claim they have been neglected by their government. The Fiji Times reported a claim by the Tongans that their government had turned a blind eye to their pleas to return home after it allowed 14 Chinese into the Kingdom from Vanuatu late last month.
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Tuesday 17 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 152 repatriates who arrived on 28 July from New Zealand have been released from quarantine after testing negative in their third and final COVID-19 test today, confirmed Chief Medical Officer for Public Health, Dr Reynold ‘Ofanoa this afternoon.
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Tuesday 29 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Quarantine costs for Tongan repatriates will continue to be paid by the Tongan Government confirmed MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma’u. Plans for repatriated passengers to start paying for their quarantine from July have been sidelined for the time being.
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Wednesday 26 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 247 passengers repatriated to Tonga from Auckland, Pagopago, and Apia earlier this month tested negative for COVID-19, confirmed Ministry of Health Acting CEO, Dr Reynold ‘Ofanoa this morning.
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Tuesday 11 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Plans for repatriated passengers to start paying for their quarantine starting on 28 July is underway, confirmed MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma’u today.
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Tuesday 9 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga could receive the CoViD-19 vaccine “maybe at the end of the first quarter or beginning of the second quarter of the year,” the Ministry of Health Acting CEO, Dr Reynold ‘Ofanoa, said today, 9 February. Home quarantine was no longer allowed, because 27 people had breached the rules, out of 1,624 repatriates.
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Monday 25 January 2021

Tongans stuck in countries such as USA and Europe will be allowed to travel and quarantine in New Zealand before they are repatriated to Tonga, confirmed MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma'u today, 25 January.
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Monday 14 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
All 157 repatriates from Fiji on 10 December have tested negative for CoViD-19, confirmed Tonga's Chief Medical Officer (Public Health) Dr Reynold 'Ofanoa today.
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Saturday 12 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 129 passengers repatriated from New Zealand on 9 December have tested negative for CoViD-19 in their first round of testing, confirmed Chief Medical Officer (Public Health) Dr Reynold 'Ofanoa on December 11.
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Thursday 29 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first repatriation flight to Tonga from Brisbane, Australia with 80 passengers arrived at Fua’amotu International Airport this afternoon, 29 October.
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Friday 4 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
All 45 passengers repatriated from Fiji and Kiribati on Wednesday have tested negative for CoViD-19 confirmed MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma'u this afternoon. Only 38 passengers were repatriated from Fiji out of the 56 that had registered to return to Tonga because of issues with obtaining tests and the cost of the tickets.
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Tuesday 31 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Health Centre in Mu'a is currently being upgraded to cater for people with symptoms of CoViD-19, confirmed the Health CEO Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola today, 31 March.
Friday 27 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seventy-six passengers who were on the last Virgin Australia flight from Sydney to Tongatapu on 18 March, had to overnight in Fiji, when the plane could not land because the landing lights were out at Fua’amotu International Airport. They were required to self-quarantine in Tonga until April 2 under the new travel advisory. Dr Siale 'Akau'ola said today “it is better to overprescribe the quarantine requirements than be sorry later.”
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Wednesday 22 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first consignment of Tongan squash, shipped to China in December last year, has been cleared by authorities in Beijing, China and received positive feedback from the importer, Tianjin Foreign Trade Safe Co. Ltd.
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Friday 23 October 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Looking at the possibility of opening up a new market for Tongan squash exports to China, a delegation of quarantine officials from China arrived in Tonga today on an exploratory visit, at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, supporting an initiative of Tongan squash exporters.
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