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Monday 31 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has extended its State of Emergency due to CoViD-19 from 8:00pm today, Monday 31 August until 8:00pm Monday 28 September. However, details of the national restrictions including a curfew had not been released by close of business today.
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Friday 28 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A repatriation flight from Fiji that was scheduled for Saturday, 29 August, has been deferred to next Wednesday, Ministry of Health CEO Dr Siale 'Akau'ola, confirmed last night. Meanwhile, a Hawkes Bay fruit grower has called Tonga's failure to repatriate its vulnerable young men and seasonal workers, who are left stranded in New Zealand, as “unconscionable” (shockingly unfair or unjust) .
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Wednesday 26 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has provided an Expression of Interest to join COVAX to access CoViD-19 vaccines confirmed the Ministry of Health CEO, Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola. It will give early access to vaccinations for the most vulnerable people in member countries populations.
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Thursday 20 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 150 quarantine passengers repatriated from New Zealand have been released to go home after they all tested negative for CoViD-19, confirmed the Ministry of Health CEO, Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola, today.
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Friday 7 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 150 passengers repatriated from New Zealand on Tuesday have all tested negative for CoViD-19 confirmed MEIDECC CEO, Paula Ma’u today. Currently, over 2800 people are registered on the government’s repatriation list wanting to return to Tonga, The next repatriation flight is booked tentatively for 25 August.
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Wednesday 5 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Dr Fotu Fisi’iahi, CEO for the Ministry of Internal Affairs was pleased to finally return to Tonga on yesterday’s repatriation flight, after being stranded in New Zealand since March 23.
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Tuesday 4 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s second repatriation flight arrived this afternoon with 150 passengers coming from New Zealand. One very happy family was waiting beside the road at Fua'amotu village near the airport, to welcome home one of the passengers, a 70-year-old father and grandfather, whom they hoped could see them as the quarantine buses left the airport.
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Tuesday 4 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s State of Emergency has been extended because of the COVID-19 Pandemic from 8:00pm today, Tuesday, 4 August until 8:00pm 31 August.
Tuesday 4 August 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
Some lucky Tongan citizens who have remained in New Zealand since the COVID-19 lockdown are on the way home today on a repatriation flight.
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Monday 3 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Minister for Health, Hon Dr ‘Amelia Tu’ipulotu has been hospitalized and is recovering well, said Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola this morning. He did not explain the reason for her admission to Vaiola Hospital. Meanwhile, the first group pf 57 repatriated passengers who arrived from Fiji on July 11, completed their additional seven days of home quarantine with no symptoms recorded.
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Monday 3 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Medical supplies from China were handed over to the Ministry of Health at Vaiola Hospital on July 24.
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Friday 31 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A second repatriation flight from New Zealand will bring 150 passengers from New Zealand on Tuesday, August 4. Half of the passengers are expected to be seasonal workers.
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Wednesday 29 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five health teams are continuing to monitor the 57 passengers that were repatriated from Fiji to Tonga over two weeks ago, while they are self-quarantining at their homes. A repatriation flight from New Zealand is expected to be confirmed soon by Cabinet, with the list of passengers being finalized today.
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Wednesday 29 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two foreign sailing yachts that arrived unexpectedly in Vava'u over the last few days, in breach of border security measures, are being allowed to remain in safe haven anchorage at Port Maurelle until heavy weather calms down. There is mixed feeling in Vava'u about the arrival of yachts.
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Monday 27 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga remains CoViD-19 free after the 57 people in quarantine tested negative today, the Minister for Health, Hon Dr 'Amelia Tu'ipulotu announced this afternoon. A second repatriation flight to bring stranded Tongans from New Zealand is being planned for August 4.
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Thursday 23 July 2020

Geneva, Switzerland
A new song featuring the Tongan Nurses Choir and other singing nurses from around the world, was released by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) on 22 July, with the hope that it will become the anthem for nurses globally.
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Wednesday 22 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Pacific region, including Tonga, is requesting access to a vaccine currently being developed to fight COVID-19, said the Minister for Health Hon ‘Amelia Tu’ipulotu today. They are talking to the World Health Organisation and taking part in preliminary discussions with the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) Facility and GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance. It is hoped that by the end of 2021 there will be enough vaccine to immunise 20% of the population, starting with front line workers.
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Monday 20 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan health officials will cautiously assess procedures around the first repatriation flight including quarantine, and ensure issues are addressed before the second repatriation flight arrives in Tonga. By Eleanor Gee.
Wednesday 15 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga remains CoViD-19 free after tests carried on 57 people who were repatriated from Fiji were negative, the Minister for Health, Hon Dr 'Amelia Tu'ipulotu announced today.
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Wednesday 15 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A reliable and resilient electricity supply is important for health workers, even more so now during the stresses of CoViD-19. In a hospital a power cut could be life-threatening for some patients.
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