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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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Tuesday 14 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is looking at more repatriation flights to bring nationals home from low risk countries, but the cost of quarantine for repatriated passengers over a three-month period is estimated to be around $1 million pa’anga, the Ministry of Health CEO Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola conjected today. Some 2600 people have registered for repatriation to Tonga.
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Monday 13 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A large secured motorcade with all the emergency services that Tongatapu could muster, delivered the first 58 repatriated Tongans to the Tanoa International Dateline Hotel this afternoon. Tonga is protecting its CoViD-19 free status.
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Monday 13 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is ready to receive its first repatriation flight from Fiji today, with 58 passengers expected to land at Fua’amotu International Airport at 12:45pm on a Fiji Airways flight chartered by the Tonga government.
Wednesday 8 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A repatriation flight for Tongans who have been stranded in Fiji, is now scheduled to arrive in Tonga on Saturday, with up to 60 passengers. But questions remain over Tonga's policy that requires passengers to have CoVid-19 testing done in Fiji before they board the flight.
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Wednesday 8 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has renewed its State of Emergency, extending it for another month, from 8:00pm July 8 until 8:00pm August 4, Tonga's Prime Minister Hon Dr Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa declared this afternoon.
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Tuesday 7 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A few tests performed to ensure Tonga’s CoViD-19 machines are working, came back negative, confirmed Ministry of Health CEO, Dr Siale ‘Akau‘ola.
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Tuesday 7 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Medical equipment assistance valued of around USD1.5 million will be provided to Tonga by Japan, after an Exchange of Notes was signed on July 6.
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Monday 6 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan government is chartering a Fiji Airways ATR72 aircraft to repatriate 58 Tongans who have been stranded in Fiji since Tonga locked down its border on 23 March 2020. They aim to bring them home on Thursday July 9.
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Thursday 2 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Animal Welfare Society (TAWS) has been busy providing much needed animal care advice since opening to the community last month in Nuku’alofa.
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Thursday 25 June 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Although Tonga remains CoViD-19 free, the Minister of Health told a WHO Global Forum that government expects the CoVid-19 virus to come into Tonga when the border reopens. She said Tonga is doing its very best to prepare for that.
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