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Tuesday 20 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 78 locations across Tongatapu where people can get vaccinated for COVID-19 on set dates were confirmed by the Ministry of Health today. The vaccination program, which started on 19 April in Kolomotu'a, will run up to next month ending at ‘Atata Island on 8 May.
Monday 19 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hundreds of people in Tongatapu received their first COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccinations today, April 19, following a total of 1,536 frontliners and others who got vaccinated last week. “I am happy I got it. It did not hurt and the injection was fast," said Tevita Kata Nau (75) at Hala-'o-vave.
Monday 19 April 2021

Nadi, Fiji
Nadi and Lautoka in Fiji have gone under lockdown this morning, April 19 after a border quarantine employee tested positive for COVID-19.
Monday 19 April 2021

Auckland, New Zealand
The first two-way quarantine-free commercial flights between Australia and New Zealand started today, April 19.
Friday 16 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s roll-out of the COVID-19 AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine continued on its second day, with more than 500 people vaccinated as of this afternoon. Acting Health CEO Dr Reynold 'Ofanoa said today, there had been no cases of major adverse effects reported nor any hospitalisations from those that have been vaccinated so far.
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Thursday 15 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HRH Princess Pilolevu Tuita was the first person vaccinated in the Tonga roll-out of the COVID-19 AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine, receiving her first dose along with frontline workers, at Falemasiva Hall in Havelu, Tongatapu today. Acting CEO for Health Dr Reynold ‘Ofanoa said it was “a day of hope.”
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Wednesday 14 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
People who reside in Kolomotu‘a and Kolofo’ou districts, in Tongatapu, and are in the priority groups, can get their COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccinations at various venues next week, 19–23 April. The priority group includes those who are 45-years-old and over, those who are over 18-years-old with non-communicable diseases and / or with disabilities.
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Wednesday 14 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HRH Princess Pilolevu Tuita will be the first person vaccinated with the first dose of COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine along with frontliners at Falemasiva Hall, Havelu, tomorrow 15 April.
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Tuesday 13 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
People aged 18-years-old and above in Tonga can now register with the Ministry of Health to receive the COVID-19 AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine.
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Monday 12 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s State of Emergency and COVID-19 national restrictions have been renewed for another month from 8:00pm 12 April to 8:00pm 10 May, declared Prime Minister Hon Dr Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa today.
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Friday 9 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The roll out of Tonga’s COVID-19 vaccination program starts next week on Thursday April 15 in Tongatapu, with frontline workers the first to receive their shots at Falemasiva Hall, said the Minister of Health Hon Dr 'Amelia Tu'ipulotu today. The Ministry expects to vaccinate around 2,200 people from April 15-17
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Tuesday 6 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 135 passengers who were repatriated from New Zealand and Fiji have tested negative for COVID-19. Tonga is on schedule to start vaccinating frontline and vulnerable groups on April 15.
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Thursday 1 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The roll out of Tonga’s COVID-19 vaccination program is expected to start on 15 April announced Minister for Health Hon Dr ‘Amelia Tu’i’pulotu last night.
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Wednesday 31 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first batch of the COVID-19 AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccines from COVAX arrived in Tonga today, 31 March, on a repatriation flight from Auckland, New Zealand.
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Wednesday 31 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A repatriation flight with 110 passengers arrived in Tonga from Auckland, today. Another flight from Australia was scheduled today, to pick up seasonal workers, who are expected to depart for Australia later this evening.
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Tuesday 30 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is now one of six countries in the Pacific region to remain CoViD-19 free to date.
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Tuesday 30 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The repatriation flight from Brisbane, Australia scheduled to arrive in Tonga tomorrow, 31 March, has been postponed due to the Brisbane area going on lockdown yesterday after new CoViD-19 cases were confirmed.
Thursday 25 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Minister of Health said she was shocked by a report on adolescent unplanned pregnancy in Tonga, launched today, “because I did not know that young girls can take their own lives because they find out they are pregnant. ...We cannot continue that into the future!” The country report presented recommendations for long-term changes that need to happen.
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Wednesday 24 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 167 passengers repatriated from Australia and Fiji on 3 March tested negative to CoViD-19 in their final round of testing yesterday, 23 March, confirmed Ministry of Health Acting CEO, Dr Reynold ‘Ofanoa today.
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Tuesday 23 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three repatriation flights to Tonga are now expected to arrive on March 31 and April 1. The flights will be from Auckland, Brisbane and Fiji.
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