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Wednesday 23 March 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
If essential non-government services run out of petrol this week, it's just too bad – no fuel refills are allowed until Tonga's hard lockdown ends on Saturday morning. Only vehicles with a "P' number plate may refill at designated bowsers.
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Tuesday 22 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
People on Tongatapu and Vava’u are currently under a one week ‘hard lockdown’ after a spike in the number COVID-19 cases, which reached 2376 active cases in the past 24-hours. With all shops closed, Tonga Red Cross said that most people had prepared for the week lockdown, which started on Sunday. Since then they had received about 20 calls from people who needed supplies.
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Tuesday 22 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's national vaccine rollout is boosted by around 54,990 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines that arrived today, March 22, provided by Australia, as part of a partnership with UNICEF.
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Monday 21 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's national women's netball team overpowered Papua New Guinea 85-42 in their first game of the Australia Pacific Netball series in Sydney, Australia, today, March 21.
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Friday 18 March 2022

London, United Kingdom
Heads of Diplomatic Missions from all Commonwealth countries, including Tonga, joined Royal guests and representatives at Westminster Abbey to celebrate the Commonwealth Family earlier this week. This year was the first time Tonga had two flag-bearers, Laumanu Mafi, a Chevening Scholar who carried the flag of the Kingdom of Tonga, and John Kautoke, a Law graduate in London who carried the flag of the Independent State of Samoa.
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Friday 18 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A strong wind and heavy rain warning is in force for Tongatapu, ‘Eua and Ha’apai land areas for tonight and tomorrow, Saturday.
Friday 18 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A hard lockdown will be enforced at 5:00am Sunday, 20 March for one week, to try to curb the rapidly increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases. Over the last 24-hours 258 new cases were recorded in Tonga.
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Friday 18 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An unvaccinated 88-year-old woman in Tonga has died from COVID-19, Ministry of Health CEO Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola said today, March 18. There are currently 1819 active cases. Around 134 of the Ministry of Health staff and close contacts have tested positive to COVID-19 so far, including 36 nurses, 13 doctors, 5 dental, 21 support service, 6 laboratory, and 7 administration staff.
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Friday 18 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ernie Fotu (43) received a suspended sentence for possession of 15.54 grams of cannabis at the Magistrate Court.
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Thursday 17 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Rugby Union Men’s Sevens team has qualified for the Commonwealth Games and the Rugby World Cup Sevens this year, announced Oceania Rugby on March 10.
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Thursday 17 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
3,000 family kits donated from China's Red Cross have been distributed this week to affected families on Tongatapu, after the volcanic eruption and tsunamis on January 15.
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Thursday 17 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two more people who were COVID-19 positive have died, the Ministry of Health CEO Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola confirmed today, March 17. Meanwhile, Government has yet to confirm their decision on whether or not to impose another lockdown, while cases are doubling in Tonga.
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Wednesday 16 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three cabinet ministers have tested positive for COVID-19, in addition to the Prime Minister who tested positive on Saturday. The Minister for Health, Hon Dr Saia Piukala confirmed today he is also in self-isolation for 10 days but has tested negative so far for COVID-19.
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Wednesday 16 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It took 21 months of navigating through COVID-19 challenges for ‘Atenisi Institute 2020 dux graduate, ‘Okusitino Tae of Kolonga, to get a student visa to begin studying in the US this year. Navigating COVID restrictions, saw him stuck in Tonga, New Zealand and Fiji, before he could finally board a flight for the US.By Eleanor Gee
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Wednesday 16 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Tonga today thanked members of a joint military 'Tonga Assist Operation' for their assistance over the past six-weeks, in the aftermath of the volcanic eruption and tsunamis on January 15.
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Wednesday 16 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The price of petrol, kerosene, and diesel is set to increase starting on Friday, March 18, as approved by the Tonga Competent Authority. The wholesale price for petrol, kerosene and diesel will increase by 23.18 seniti/litre, 19.36 seniti/litre and 21.36 seniti/litre, respectively.
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Wednesday 16 March 2022

Palmerston North, New Zealand
Tsunami Relief donations of healthy food supplies for Beulah Adventist College were donated by Longburn Adventist College and the Adventist community, in Palmerston North, New Zealand.
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Tuesday 15 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Food security and agriculture is a constant concern for the people of Tonga because the country is currently ranked second in the world’s most at risk countries to natural hazards, the Prime Minister, Hon. Hu’akavameiliku, told an international regional conference last week, in an online address.
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Tuesday 15 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men have been arrested and charged in relation to possession of illicit drugs and utensils, at different locations on Tongatapu, during the current lockdown due to COVID-19.
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Tuesday 15 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Queen’s Charity in Tonga has distributed much needed food supplies and water to communities affected by the volcanic eruption and tsunami of January 15.
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