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Thursday 23 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The COVID-19 vaccine program will start rolling out in the Niuas on 28 September, the Ministry of Health confirmed yesterday. Meanwhile, the Health CEO Dr Siale ‘Akau'ola urged young people (18-29 years) throughout Tonga to hurry up and get their vaccinations because COVID-19 can reach Tonga. “If you get the vaccine while there is a COVID outbreak, it’s too late. There will be hundreds of lives lost,” he warned.
Saturday 18 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Another 897 Tongans received their first shots and 51 received their second doses of COVID-19 vaccine, for the week September 10-16, after the Ministry of Health urged the 16,352 unvaccinated people in the targeted age groups to hurry up and get their shots this month before the vaccines expire. Unfortunately, at this rate it would take another 55 weeks to reach the target.
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Thursday 16 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A repatriation flight from Pago Pago, American Samoa, and Apia, Western Samoa, is now scheduled to arrive in Tonga with nine passengers on 22 September, said MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma’u today.
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Tuesday 14 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Repatriation flights due to arrive from Australia and New Zealand this month have been deferred due to COVID-19, confirmed MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma’u today.
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Friday 10 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 27,458 people over the age of 18 years in Tonga, have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, since the second dose roll out program started on June 24 in Nuku'alofa, the Ministry of Health confirmed today, 10 September. This represents 43% of the targeted population of 63,128 aged over 18.
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Wednesday 8 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Ministry of Health today urged those aged 18 – 29 years to get their COVID-19 vaccinations, after it was revealed the age group had the lowest inoculation rate at 38% compared to older people. The Minister said they needed to speed up the vaccinations in order to resume the repatriations to Tonga. “The return of these people depends on how good our vaccination rate is. And if we take it slow just because no one here has the virus, they will continue to suffer.”
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Tuesday 7 September 2021

Suva, Fiji
Fiji has recorded 128 new cases of COVID-19 over a 24-hour period ending at 8:00am on September 6. There have also been 12 new deaths, in the period from July 27 to September 5, from the virus, which has now claimed 520 lives there.
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Friday 3 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 27,358 people have received the second dose of the COVID-19 Oxford Astra-Zeneca vaccine in Tonga, since the second roll out program started on June 24 in Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 2 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The COVID-19 vaccination will not turn people into zombies, change their DNA or put magnets into their arms. “I hope people will take note that some information circulating is just ridiculous,” said Tonga's Ministry of Health CEO, Dr Siale ‘Akau‘ola yesterday. “The problem is lots of misinformation on social media causes people to be confused,” he said.
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Wednesday 1 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Ha'apai Group of islands has received delivery of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine funded by Japan and provided by COVAX. The Ministry of Health decided to provide about 4000 doses as the first roll out to Ha’apai.
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Tuesday 31 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A container of 200,000 N95 masks donated from Australia has been welcomed by the Ministry of Health today, 31 August 2021.
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Monday 30 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Around 27,274 people have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in Tonga to date, confirmed the Ministry of Health today, 30 August.
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Monday 30 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government had no involvement whatsoever on why there was no Tongans on a flight from Vanuatu to Tonga on 26 August with only 14 Chinese.
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Monday 30 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Health State of Emergency has been renewed for another month to prevent the spread of COVID-19, starting from 8:00pm today until 8:00pm September 27. This is the 18th month it has been in force, including a curfew.
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Thursday 26 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A consignment of 36,800 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses, funded by Japan, and provided by COVAX, arrived in Tonga on an AIr New Zealand cargo flight last night, 25 August. "While I sincerely hope that Tonga could maintain its COVID-free society, after fully getting vaccinated, we will have to reconsider our border restrictions so that we could get along with other countries," said the Japanese ambassador to Tonga.
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Wednesday 25 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Around 36,800 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses from COVAX, funded by Japan, would arrive in Tonga today, said Ministry of Health CEO Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola this morning.
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Tuesday 24 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 27,152 people have received the second dose of the COVID-19 Astra-Zeneca vaccine in Tonga, since the second roll out program started on June 24 in Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 20 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The repatriation flight from Auckland that was scheduled to arrive in Tonga on August 25 has been deferred, due to the recent increase of COVID-19 cases there. "Delta variant is lethal. This is why our border is still closed and Tonga remains covid-free." said Paula Ma'u.
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Tuesday 17 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 152 repatriates who arrived on 28 July from New Zealand have been released from quarantine after testing negative in their third and final COVID-19 test today, confirmed Chief Medical Officer for Public Health, Dr Reynold ‘Ofanoa this afternoon.
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Friday 13 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
To date, 25,778 people have received the second dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Tonga, confirmed the Ministry of Health CEO, Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola this afternoon.
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