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Saturday 16 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Health services in Tonga will be strengthened with new medical equipment, donated by Japan and handed over to Tonga on April 8.
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Monday 11 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lockdown restrictions are now being enforced in Niuafo'ou, Niuatoputapu and 'Eua.
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Friday 8 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A range of cleaning supplies from Karcher in Australia donated to hospitals across Tonga to help with cleaning up the ashfall after the eruption, were received by the Ministry of Health yesterday, 6 April.
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Wednesday 6 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan delegation led by Prime Minister Hon. Hu’akavameiliku will attend the 7th Our Ocean Conference 2022 held in Koror, Palau on April 13-14.
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Wednesday 6 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lockdown restrictions for Tongatapu and Vava’u will ease further over the next two weeks starting on Saturday, April 9, with businesses allowed to operate from Monday to Saturday from 5am to 8pm.
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Wednesday 6 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The keys to the first new home, built by the Tongan government under the volcano and tsunami rebuilding program, were handed over to ‘Ahau resident Halaime Veilofia by the Prime Minister Hon Hu’akavameiliku yesterday.
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Tuesday 5 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ha’apai is now under lockdown restrictions, starting today up to 5:00am Saturday, April 9, after it was confirmed there is COVID-19 spreading in the community.
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Tuesday 5 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The cause of death of a New Zealand couple in Vava'u, was electrocution and was likely accidental, a formal inquest conducted during the weekend has found.
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Monday 4 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ha’apai has 18 positive COVID-19 cases in the community, recorded on Saturday, April 2, the Minister for Health, Hon. Dr Saia Piukala said today. To date nationally, nine people have died due to COVID-19 and another seven from co-morbidities. Some active cases in Tonga remain “moderately severe”. Public Health nurses are going out to reach around 20,000 people who have not yet had their vaccine booster shots. By Eleanor Gee.
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Monday 4 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An Electricity Tariff increase came into effect from 1 April 2022. The Competent Authority has approved an increase in the regulated price of diesel effective 18 March 2022. This has contributed to an increase of 32.3 seniti per litre. Hiki 'a e totongi 'uhila 'o kamata 'i he 'aho 1 'Epeleli 2022. Kuo tali ‘e he Pule Fē’unga ke hiki ‘a e totongi ‘o e lolo tisolo ‘a ia ke kamata ngāue’aki ‘i he ‘aho 18 Ma’asi 2022. ‘Oku tokoni ‘eni ki hono hiki ‘a e totongi lolo ‘aki ‘a e seniti ‘e 32.3 ki he lita mei Sanuali 2022 ki Ma’asi 2022.
Monday 4 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The deaths of a New Zealand couple, whose bodies were found at 'Utungake in Vava'u on Saturday, are being investigated by Tonga Police. The deaths were described as “a tragedy” by ...
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Monday 4 April 2022
WHO TONGA COVID

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
All schools and government departments in Ha‘apai are closed, starting today, after the first community transmission of COVID-19 was detected there, the Prime Minister's Office announced last night. The PMO expected the numbers to be announced by the Ministry of Health at a press conference this afternoon.
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Friday 1 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongatapu businesses have been busy restocking and refilling goods and products today to be better able to meet customer demand tomorrow, Saturday, when they open their doors between 5:00am and 8:00pm during the current lockdown due to COVID-19. By Eleanor Gee.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 35-year-old man from Te'ekiu was arrested by the Police Drugs Enforcement Taskforce in relation to illicit drugs, cash and utensils on March 25, during the current COVID-19 lockdown.
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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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