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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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Tuesday 15 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Booming thunder over Nuku'alofa this afternoon is raising people's anxiety and scaring animals, especially dogs who are running for cover, as it reminds them of the volcanic explosions of January 15, when Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai erupted, bringing devastating tsunamis to nearby coastlines in Tonga. By Linny Folau.
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Monday 14 March 2022
tsunami damage

Nuku'alofa, Tonga.
King Tupou VI has consented to relocate people from his estates who were affected by the volcanic eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai and tsunamis. Among the worst hit areas in the catastrophe on Jan. 15, were the royal estates of Kanokupolu (Tongatapu) and Mango Island, (Ha’apai).
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Monday 14 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A High Court of New Zealand judgment against a former Governor of Vava'u, Lord Fulivai and his wife Lady Helen Fulivai to pay NZD$253,370 to a creditor has been registered with the Supreme Court of Tonga, under a ruling on March 8 by Lord Chief Justice Whitten.
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Monday 14 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonnes of plastic water bottles have been coming into Tonga through aid supplies since the Hunga Tonga- Hunga Ha’apai Volcanic eruption and tsunami devastated coastlines in January. Volunteers have been collecting bottles and plastic waste from over 1,500 households in Tongatapu, which can be compacted in two balers that were donated by the Australian Government, supporting the activities of a local 'No Pelesitiki' campaign.
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Sunday 13 March 2022
PM

Nuku'alofa
Tonga's Prime Minister, Hon. Hu'akavameiliku, has gone into home isolation after he tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, with the Prime Minister's Office stating that, “his symptoms are mild”.
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Friday 11 March 2022
WHO

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
COVID-19 positive active cases are more than doubling every week in Tonga, reaching 940 active cases today. A fortnight ago there were 176 active cases, and last week 411 active cases. The current COVID-19 restrictions in Tonga continue for another week. There has been a second death of a COVID positive case with a pre-existing medical condition.
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Friday 11 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 145 people were repatriated from Fiji and Vanuatu, arriving in Tonga on March 10.
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