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Thursday 8 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Dental Division of the Ministry of Health has received a 40ft container fitted with air conditioning and shelves for storing supplies of personal protective equipment. The container was donated by the Rotary Club of Ballarat West, Melbourne in Australia.
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Wednesday 7 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Around 200 people participated in a 10km colour run for the 10th anniversary of the establishment of FitLife Tonga, a popular community gym that provides exercise programs for the people of Tonga.
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Wednesday 7 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The number of COVID-19 active cases, which saw a second wave peaking last month, is on a downward trend in Tonga.
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Thursday 1 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 120 runners took part in a fun marathon hosted by the Tonga Animal Welfare Society on Saturday, 27 August, to raise funds to assist its work in increasing awareness and provision of medical care for animals.
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Thursday 1 September 2022

The new COVID-19 variant BA.5 has been confirmed in Tonga, after the re-opening of our border on 1 August, CEO of the Ministry of Health, Dr Siale 'Akau'ola said.
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Tuesday 23 August 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ministry of Health received 10,000 rapid antigen testing kits from China, to assist with the containment of COVID-19, after the gradual re-opening of Tonga's international border.
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Monday 22 August 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealand has committed $4.8 million funding to develop Tonga’s resilient health workforce, the New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Nanaia Murata announced last week, meeting with the Minister of Health, Dr. Saia Piukala and frontline healthcare workers.
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Wednesday 17 August 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
COVID-19 cases have spread throughout Tonga, after the progressive opening of the country’s borders on 1 August 2022, but there are no hospitalizations, reports the Tonga Ministry of Health.
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Thursday 14 July 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Eua has of this week had 19 active COVID-19 cases. They are in home isolation and doing well, said Health CEO, Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola. He encouraged those who are still not vaccinated or have not had boosters to do so, advising the public not to be complacent because COVID is still here and there are still different variants abroad.
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Wednesday 22 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three repatriation flights from Australia, New Zealand and Fiji are expected to arrive in Tonga on June 29 and 30 with more than 500 passengers.
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Sunday 19 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga may look at re-opening its borders to revive its economy if the current downward trend of active COVID-19 cases in the community continues to decline. There were only 234 active COVID-19 cases recorded as of 14 June.
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Tuesday 14 June 2022
image of blood drive

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Giving blood could save someone's life, says Tonga Red Cross, encouraging Tongans to come forward to support the replenishment of the blood bank at Vaiola Hospital this week.
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Wednesday 8 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's prime minister has called for a collective effort to tackle the leading cause of death and disability in Tonga - heart disease, diabetes and some cancers - in a National Non-Communicable Diseases Strategy for 2021-25 launched on 7 June.
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Wednesday 1 June 2022
Piukala

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's quarantine and isolation days will be reduced to three-days, starting on 30 June as COVID-19 cases continue on a downward trend. Until then, the five days quarantine will apply to arrivals.
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Thursday 19 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan secondary school students will return to classrooms on 23 May, under eased restrictions. Also, the night time curfew will be reduced tp 5 hours , from midnight to 5:00am from 21 May.
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Thursday 19 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's quarantine and isolation days will be reduced to five-days starting on 1 June as COVID-19 cases continue a downward trend.
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Friday 13 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three COVID-19 cases have been reported in the remote Tongan island of Niuafo’ou, the Minister for Health, Hon Saia Piukala confirmed today.
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Thursday 12 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There were 941 active COVID-19 cases recorded in Tonga, at 10 May, with the majority (479) located on Tongatapu. Since Sunday, May 8, new cases have dropped to under 50 daily.
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Thursday 12 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three repatriation flights arrived in Tonga from Fiji, Australia and New Zealand on May 11-12, with 340 incoming passengers.
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Friday 6 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s lockdown orange level restrictions will ease further with gyms, bars, and kava clubs, allowed to open, starting from Saturday May 7, confirmed Prime Minister Hon. Hu’akavameiliku today during a press conference. The quarantine period has also been reduced to seven days, while essential staff who have had COVID-19 can isolate for three days.
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