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Friday 1 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
NIWA and The Nippon Foundation are undertaking a mission to discover the undersea impacts of the recent Tongan volcanic eruption. NIWA scientists are sailing to Tonga to survey the ocean around the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai (HTHH) volcano and surrounding regions.
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Thursday 31 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga won the BIE Gold Award for exhibition design at the Expo 2020 Dubai on March 30, for its “supreme aesthetic functionality with extraordinary visitor discovery” in the the Opportunity District, Interior Design Category.
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Thursday 31 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four repatriation flights arrived in Tonga yesterday, March 30, with 277 passengers, MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma’u confirmed this afternoon.
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Wednesday 30 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lockdown restrictions will be eased with businesses able to operate for three days starting on Saturday, Tuesday, and Thursday, confirmed Prime Minister Hon Hu’akavameiliku during a virtual press conference today, March 30.
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Wednesday 30 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Education in Tonga has received an unspecified boost in funds from donors, Save the Children Australia (SCA) and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) on March 28, to ensure children affected by the volcanic eruption and COVID-19 restrictions are still able to continue learning, the Prime Minister's Office reported.
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Wednesday 30 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six new motor vehicles were donated to Tonga Fire Services from the Chinese Government on March 29.
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Tuesday 29 March 2022
cheer for Tonga

Tokyo, Japan
We are worried about the people of Tonga. We former JICA volunteers created a song to cheer up the Tongan people affected by the January 15 events, and posted it on You Tube. Similarly in Japan 11 years ago. It is said that many years are still needed to care for the victims’ minds and regain the lost daily life. I hope you introduce this to your readers. - Hiromichi Suzuki
Tuesday 29 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six deaths from COVID-19 in Tonga have been confirmed, while another five people with the virus died from underlying illnesses, the Minister for Health, Hon Dr Saia Piukala said today, March 29.
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Tuesday 29 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There are four repatriation flights due to arrive in Tonga tomorrow, Wednesday 30 March, from Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, and Apia, MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma’u said this afternoon.
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Tuesday 29 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eight United Nations personnel, who recently completed their 15-day mandatory quarantine in Tonga, are now providing direct support to the country's ongoing recovery efforts from the volcanic and tsunami event that occurred in January.
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Monday 28 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Netball are the champions of the Pacific Australia Netball Series after defeating Fiji in the grand final 60-52 on Saturday, March 26 in Sydney, Australia.
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Thursday 24 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The COVID-19 virus has reached Ha’apai, with 29 positive cases confirmed out of the 126 people who travelled from Nuku’alofa to the outer islands, last week. Meanwhile, a total of 363 new cases were recorded in the whole of Tonga over a 24 hour period up to 6:00am today, bringing the total number of active cases in Tonga to 2,919. Positive cases in Tonga are forecast to peak at 1,000 cases per day by mid-April. Three people have died from COVID-19 and another six positive cases died from underlying illnesses.
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Thursday 24 March 2022
roadblock

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 300 people, mainly on Tongatapu, have been arrested and charged for breaching curfews, not wearing masks or not social distancing, as required under the regulations under the Tonga Emergency Management Act since February 2. Tonga Police said they are assisted by town and district officers and community patrols to report those who breach the lockdown restrictions in villages.
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Wednesday 23 March 2022
I am Finished

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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