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Saturday 16 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The quarantine period for repatriated passengers has been reduced to 10 days starting next week, the Acting Deputy Prime Minister, Hon Poasi Tei confirmed on April 14. Quarantine for goods has been discontinued.
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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
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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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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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
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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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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Tuesday 29 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six deaths from COVID-19 in Tonga have been confirmed, while another five people with the virus died from underlying illnesses, the Minister for Health, Hon Dr Saia Piukala said today, March 29.
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Tuesday 29 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There are four repatriation flights due to arrive in Tonga tomorrow, Wednesday 30 March, from Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, and Apia, MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma’u said this afternoon.
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Thursday 24 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The COVID-19 virus has reached Ha’apai, with 29 positive cases confirmed out of the 126 people who travelled from Nuku’alofa to the outer islands, last week. Meanwhile, a total of 363 new cases were recorded in the whole of Tonga over a 24 hour period up to 6:00am today, bringing the total number of active cases in Tonga to 2,919. Positive cases in Tonga are forecast to peak at 1,000 cases per day by mid-April. Three people have died from COVID-19 and another six positive cases died from underlying illnesses.
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Tuesday 22 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
People on Tongatapu and Vava’u are currently under a one week ‘hard lockdown’ after a spike in the number COVID-19 cases, which reached 2376 active cases in the past 24-hours. With all shops closed, Tonga Red Cross said that most people had prepared for the week lockdown, which started on Sunday. Since then they had received about 20 calls from people who needed supplies.
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Tuesday 22 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's national vaccine rollout is boosted by around 54,990 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines that arrived today, March 22, provided by Australia, as part of a partnership with UNICEF.
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Friday 18 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A hard lockdown will be enforced at 5:00am Sunday, 20 March for one week, to try to curb the rapidly increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases. Over the last 24-hours 258 new cases were recorded in Tonga.
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Friday 18 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An unvaccinated 88-year-old woman in Tonga has died from COVID-19, Ministry of Health CEO Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola said today, March 18. There are currently 1819 active cases. Around 134 of the Ministry of Health staff and close contacts have tested positive to COVID-19 so far, including 36 nurses, 13 doctors, 5 dental, 21 support service, 6 laboratory, and 7 administration staff.
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Thursday 17 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two more people who were COVID-19 positive have died, the Ministry of Health CEO Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola confirmed today, March 17. Meanwhile, Government has yet to confirm their decision on whether or not to impose another lockdown, while cases are doubling in Tonga.
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Wednesday 16 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three cabinet ministers have tested positive for COVID-19, in addition to the Prime Minister who tested positive on Saturday. The Minister for Health, Hon Dr Saia Piukala confirmed today he is also in self-isolation for 10 days but has tested negative so far for COVID-19.
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Friday 11 March 2022
WHO

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
COVID-19 positive active cases are more than doubling every week in Tonga, reaching 940 active cases today. A fortnight ago there were 176 active cases, and last week 411 active cases. The current COVID-19 restrictions in Tonga continue for another week. There has been a second death of a COVID positive case with a pre-existing medical condition.
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Friday 11 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 145 people were repatriated from Fiji and Vanuatu, arriving in Tonga on March 10.
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