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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
MAFF

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's disaster recovery effort to re-build its agricultural sector, was assisted by the donation of 1500kg of seeds from New Zealand today.
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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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Friday 25 February 2022
eggs

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan rugby union player, Hosea Saumaki, and Leicester Tigers supporters in England, have sponsored much needed relief supplies to help many families affected by the tsunamis in Tonga.
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Wednesday 23 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Prime Minister Hon Siaosi Sovaleni today tested the connectivity on one of 50 VSAT terminals, set up at the PMO. The terminals were donated by US billionaire Elon Musk.
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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
Drinking water and food packages amounting to $55,000 pa'anga was donated by MBF Bank to assist those affected by last month's volcanic eruption and tsunami. The supplies will be distributed to the outer islands of Ha'apai, 'Atata and 'Eueiki by Tonga Red Cross.
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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
Fifteen people have been arrested and charged in relation to drugs busts at different locations, during the lockdown due to COVID-19. The largest amount was 5.15 grams of methamphetamine, seized at a home in Havelu.
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Monday 21 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kotoni Tafolo (17) was acquitted of possessing 0.21 grams of methamphetamine due to insufficient evidence, at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa.
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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
PMO

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

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
SpaceX has donated 50 VSAT terminals to Tonga. “They are sending over 50 terminals and we are looking at how we can best utilize it,” 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
cocaine

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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