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Wednesday 9 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 203 people were repatriated from Australia and New Zealand, arriving in Tonga yesterday, March 8.
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Friday 4 March 2022
715 positive

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Another 70 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the last 24-hours in Tonga (between Thursday Mar. 3 and Friday Mar. 4) as the number of active cases continues to rise. Lockdown restrictions are continuing but will be eased further, with liquor-licensed shops allowed to open, and a few outdoor sports may play.
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Thursday 3 March 2022
290cases

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga now has 342 active COVID-19 cases, the Minister for Health, Hon Dr Saia Piukala confirmed today, March 3. There were 290 new cases reported between Feb. 25 and Mar. 3.
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Thursday 3 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 174 repatriated passengers, were released from the Tanoa Hotel quarantine on Tuesday, March 1, after testing negative to COVID-19. Dr Reynold ‘Ofanoa said those arriving on the next repatriation flights, who would like to quarantine in their own homes can write a letter to the Ministry of Health, who will inspect the homes before approvals.
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Saturday 26 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sixty-eight new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Tonga since the last report on February 23, including 42 in Hu‘atolitoli Prison, one in Vava‘u, and 25 in Tongatapu, the Prime Minister Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni told a press conference on Friday, February 25.
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Wednesday 23 February 2022
55 new cases

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Discrepancies in breakdown of the COVID-19 (Omicron variant) figures for Tonga released by the government's press conferences, continue to confuse people who are trying to follow exactly how many cases have tested negative/recovered since recording of cases began on 29 October last year. There were 55 new cases reported today, and 57 new negatives/recoveries. It seems likely there were a further 60 recoveries that were not specified. One person has died from an underlying condition.
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Saturday 19 February 2022
PMO

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 24 new COVID-19 positive cases today, brings the total number of active cases in Tonga to 196, the Prime Minister Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni said this afternoon.
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Thursday 17 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga now has 195 active COVID-19 cases, the Prime Minister Hon Siaosi Sovaleni, confirmed today, Feb.17. New positive cases include 30 people in Hu’atolitoli Prison, 25 among the newly arrived repatriates in MIQ, and 14 in the community.
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Wednesday 16 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seven thousand doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines funded by Japan through COVAX, arrived in Tonga yesterday, February 15.
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Wednesday 16 February 2022
AHC

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ultra-cold chain equipment to store Pfizer vaccines for long-term use arrived in Tonga on an Australian Defence Force humanitarian flight on Monday. The rollout of boosters is the key to protecting the people of Tonga from the current COVID-19 outbreak, Australia’s High Commissioner, HE Rachael Moore said
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Monday 14 February 2022
COVID 31 cases

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thirty one new COVID-19 positive cases were reported this morning, bringing Tonga's total active cases in the current outbreak to 139. There are now 133 active cases in Tongatapu and 6 in Vava'u. They are aged from 5 months to 63 years old. Cases have entered the Hu'atolitoli Prison.
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Thursday 10 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The number of COVID-19 cases is expected to continue rising, warned the Minister for Health, Hon Dr Saia Piukala this morning, February 10, saying “The unvaccinated, young children, the elderly and those with underlying illnesses are at risk...It’s important to rest at home. It’s better to rest at home - than rest in peace.” By Eleanor Gee.
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Thursday 10 February 2022
31 cases

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has reported 31 new COVID-19 positive cases this morning, one of them in Tu'anuku, Vava'u, as authorities try to slow the outbreak with a continuing lockdown. Two new suburbs of Nuku'alofa, named as Mataika and Kolomotu'a have one case each. Tests sent to Australia have confirmed the Omicron variant has arrived in Tonga.
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Wednesday 9 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty new positive COVID-19 tests were reported in Tonga today, and they are all close contacts and family members of previous cases.
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Tuesday 8 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six new COVID-19 positive cases were announced by Prime Minister Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni today Tuesday, Feb. 8, bringing the total number of active positive cases in Tonga to 13. They are all close contacts of earlier cases. Two were believed infected while kava drinking at Pili, and the other four are a family of an earlier case at Vaini, with both areas are identified as hotspots in the current outbreak.
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Monday 7 February 2022
Siale 'Akau'ola

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two ports workers might have contracted COVID-19 early last week due to 'human error' said Ministry of Health CEO Dr Siale 'Akau'ola, yesterday, Feb. 6. The Omicron variant is suspected in the Tonga outbreak and expected to be confirmed later this week, when the virus test results come from Australia.
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Sunday 6 February 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two new COVID-19 positive cases, bring the active number to seven for Tonga, Prime Minister Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni, told a Sunday afternoon press conference. The 48-hours national lockdown, which expired today at 6:00pm, has been extended for 14-days for Tongatapu and Vava’u, as testing and vaccinations are continued.
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Friday 4 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
One new COVID-19 case was confirmed today from more tests conducted yesterday and last night, the Prime Minister Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni, said this afternoon. A total of 726 COVID tests had been done, following the first community transmission detected in Tonga on Feb. 1. More Pfizer vaccines are expected to arrive Saturday, for booster shots. By Eleanor Gee.
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Thursday 3 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
No further COVID-19 positive cases were found in Tonga, after negative tests were returned for 389 port workers yesterday, the Prime Minister Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni told a media conference today. The number of active cases has reduced from five to four.
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Wednesday 2 February 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three new positive COVID-19 cases have been confirmed for Tonga today, February 2 bringing the number to five in total. The new cases are a spouse (29) and their two children aged 4 and 3 years of one of the first two COVID-19 positive cases confirmed yesterday.
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