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Thursday 12 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
All of the 152 passengers who arrived from New Zealand on 28 July have tested negative, in results obtained yesterday for their second test, the Chief Medical Officer for Public Health, Dr Reynold ‘Ofanoa confirmed this morning.
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Wednesday 11 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A consignment of 10,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Tonga on Tuesday, August 10. This will enable the vaccination roll out to reach the outer islands of Ha'apai and the two Niuas.
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Wednesday 11 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A repatriation flight from Brisbane, Australia due to arrive in Tonga on 25 August has now been postponed to 25 September due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Meanwhile, quarantine free travel to New Zealand from Tonga is being considered.
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Friday 6 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A consignment of 10,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines is scheduled to arrive in Tonga next Tuesday, confirmed Ministry of Health CEO Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola today. More COVID-19 vaccines, including Pfizer doses, will follow to inoculate youth and pregnant women. He said the risk of the Delta variant entering Tonga was increasing. If a Delta outbreak happens in Tonga it might be too late to vaccinate some people to protect them.
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Friday 6 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 23,641 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. This is nearly a quarter of the population.
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Monday 2 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s State of Emergency has been renewed for another month to prevent the spread of COVID-19, starting from 8:00pm today, August 2 until 8:00pm August 30.
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Monday 2 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 152 passengers repatriated from Auckland to Tonga on July 28 have tested negative for COVID-19, on their first test.
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Thursday 29 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A repatriation flight with 152 passengers arrived in Tonga on July 28 from Auckland, New Zealand. More than 3,000 people have been repatriated to Tonga since the border restrictions were imposed in March last year.
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Thursday 29 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 18,712 people have received the second dose of the COVID-19 Astra-Zeneca vaccine, since the second roll out program started on June 24 in Nuku'alofa.
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Tuesday 27 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Students and teachers from the FWC Primary School WASH Club in Nukunuku presented messages around water, sanitation, and hygiene in the form of art and songs today, Tuesday 27 July.
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Friday 23 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 240 passengers who were repatriated to Tonga from New Zealand on June 30 have tested negative for COVID-19.
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Friday 23 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A repatriation flight that was being discussed to come from Brisbane, Australia has been suspended until further notice, said MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma'u today.
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Wednesday 21 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An $11 million pa’anga Intensive Care Unit with five beds for critically ill patients with infectious diseases, including COVID-19, will be installed at Vaiola Hospital by March 2022. It will also facilitate remote telemedicine consultations with ICU specialist doctors and nurses in Japan, and ICU training.
Tuesday 20 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A delivery of 9,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines, manufactured in Australia, arrived at Fua’amotu International Airport today, July 20. These doses will be used for vulnerable groups on the outer island of Vava'u.
Tuesday 20 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
To date, over 10,758 people have received their second AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccination on Tongatapu.
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Friday 16 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A repatriation flight from Auckland will arrive in Tonga on July 28. While, other flights from Brisbane in Australia, Vanuatu and Pagopago have not been confirmed.
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Wednesday 14 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The second dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine continues to villages on the eastern and western districts of Tongatapu, starting this month. The roll out runs until August on the following timetable:
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Tuesday 13 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
To date over 7625 people in Tonga have received their second dose of the COVID-19 Astra-Zeneca vaccine, since the second vaccination roll out started on June 24 in Nuku'alofa. Meanwhile, the Ministry aims to inoculate up to 70 percent of Tonga's population by December this year.
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Wednesday 7 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 5475 people have received their second dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccination as of this afternoon, July 7 in Tongatapu.
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Tuesday 6 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Passengers repatriated from Auckland, New Zealand, last week have tested negative in their first of three COVID-19 tests while in quarantine, confirmed Ministry of Health CEO, Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola today. Three COVID-19 tests are now required from passengers during quarantine.
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