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Tuesday 6 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Declaration of a State of Emergency due to COVID-19 has been renewed from 8:00pm July 5 to 8:00pm August 2. The National COVID-19 Restrictions Directions still applies, including night-time curfews from midnight to 5:00am.
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Thursday 1 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
2,319 people have received their second dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as at this morning, July 1, confirmed the Tonga Ministry of Health.
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Tuesday 29 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
By this morning, 1125 people had received their second dose of the Covid-19 Astra-Zeneca vaccine, since the second vaccination roll out started on June 24 in Nuku'alofa.
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Tuesday 29 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Quarantine costs for Tongan repatriates will continue to be paid by the Tongan Government confirmed MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma’u. Plans for repatriated passengers to start paying for their quarantine from July have been sidelined for the time being.
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Thursday 24 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The roll out of the second doses of COVID-19 vaccine began today, June 24. A total of 28,667 people have received their first doses in Tonga.
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Wednesday 23 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The roll out of second doses of COVID-19 vaccine begins tomorrow, 24 June, at the Basilica Church in Nuku’alofa and Vaiola Hospital, in Tongatapu, health officials said today. After receiving the second dose, it takes two to three weeks for the body to react to the vaccine to reach its highest protection level. “Looking at the COVID-19 situation in Fiji, it is a wakeup call for Pacific countries,” said CEO Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola. By Eleanor Gee
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Wednesday 23 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 248 passengers repatriated from New Zealand and Australia on 2 and 3 June respectively, tested negative for COVID-19 in their last round of testing, confirmed Ministry of Health CEO, Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola today.
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Monday 21 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three repatriation flights are on schedule to arrive in Tonga this month, including a chartered flight from Vanuatu on June 22 to take seasonal workers to Australia.
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Wednesday 16 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealand’s pledge of 4,800 doses of Astra Zeneca vaccine for Tonga arrived at Fua’amotu International Airport today, 16 June.
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Wednesday 9 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 248 passengers repatriated from New Zealand and Australia on 2 and 3 June respectively, tested negative for COVID-19, confirmed Ministry of Health CEO, Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola.
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Tuesday 8 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s State of Emergency has been renewed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within Tonga, starting from 8:00pm June 7 until 8:00pm July 5.
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Thursday 3 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A repatriation flight with around 141 passengers arrived in Tonga today from Brisbane, Australia.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A repatriation flight with 107 passengers arrived in Tonga today from Auckland, New Zealand. They are being quarantined at Tanoa Hotel in Nuku'alofa and Makeke Camp in Vaini for 21-days.
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Monday 31 May 2021

Geneva, Switzerland
Smoking causes 8 million deaths a year, and now smokers have a greater risk of developing a severe case and dying from COVID-19, says the World Health Organization (WHO) today on World No Tobacco Day, drawing attention to the dangers of using tobacco, and the preventable death and disease it causes.
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Friday 28 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Repatriation flights from New Zealand and Australia are expected to arrive in Tonga on June 2 and 3 respectively, confirmed MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma’u.
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Wednesday 26 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With 28,150 people vaccinated to date, only 40 vials (less than 480 doses) of the COVID-19 vaccine remain to be administered before the batch expires on 31 May, the Ministry of Health said today.
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Wednesday 26 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 247 passengers repatriated to Tonga from Auckland, Pagopago, and Apia earlier this month tested negative for COVID-19, confirmed Ministry of Health Acting CEO, Dr Reynold ‘Ofanoa this morning.
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Wednesday 26 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has received a grant of NZ$1.6M from New Zealand on 25 May, for construction of a new central pharmacy warehouse to assist Tonga's COVID-19 preparedness and response activities.
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Friday 21 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s first batch of COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccines is almost finished with 93% used so far, the Ministry of Health confirmed this afternoon, 21 May. Around 25,970 people have been vaccinated so far.
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Friday 21 May 2021

Manila, Philippines
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide Tonga with a $5.5 million grant to support the rollout of safe and effective vaccines against COVID-19.
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