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Wednesday 5 February 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
UPDATED: Four Tongans were reported to be on board an Air New Zealand flight evacuating New Zealand citizens and foreign nationals, including Tongans from Wuhan, due to the novel coronavirus.
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Wednesday 5 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
While no cases of coronavirus have been identified in Tonga, measures have been introduced at ports of entry for all international travellers. Those who have originated or travelled through China must spend at least 14-days self-quarantine in the last port free of the novel coronavirus.
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Tuesday 4 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government stated today it has remained in regular contact with the students and sports team who remain in mainland China, due to cancelled flights, and that the Embassy in Nuku'alofa had guaranteed that they were well with the necessary supplies until they could depart China for Tonga. Government is looking for other options.
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Tuesday 4 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Young Tongan students in China have been advised to stay at universities, by the Chinese Embassy in Tonga, as there are no flights to get them out now. They are among over 300 people from Tonga who remain in China.
Monday 3 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New measles cases are continuing to drop with only five new cases reported on Tongatapu between 23 and 29 January while the outer islands reported none.
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Friday 31 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister has asked the New Zealand and Australian Governments to assist with quarantining four Tongan sports teams and students, upon their return from China.
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Friday 31 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Due to the outbreak and fast spreading of the novel coronavirus, the World Health Organisation has declared it a global health emergency, on January 30. The death toll has now risen over 200 in China.
Thursday 30 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Alternative flights to bring home four Tongan sports teams who are stranded in China will be confirmed soon, Tonga's Ministry of Internal Affairs said today. The teams connecting flights to Hong Kong were cancelled earlier this week due to the novel corona virus epidemic in China.
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Thursday 30 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Chinese Government will protect the safety and health of Tongan citizens in China, the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Tonga stated yesterday, while assuring it was not necessary to conduct massive evacuations of foreign nationals from China.
Tuesday 28 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
All inbound passengers to Tonga must complete a Health Customs Form to assess potential signs and symptoms to coronavirus, in a first travel advisory issued by the Ministry of Health.
Monday 27 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A health team was stationed today at Fua'amotu International Airport to monitor all incoming passengers, as Tonga takes precaution in response to the coronavirus outbreak in China. A Tongan sports teams, currently in China are reported to be safe and well, and will return to Tonga next week.
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Monday 27 January 2020

Pennsylvania, USA
An entire city in China is essentially on lockdown this week as officials try to get a handle on the Coronavirus outbreak. A few cases have been identified in other countries. Here's what you need to know.
Thursday 9 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Around 70-80% of the estimated 1,598 dogs residing on the Northwestern tip of Tongatapu will be de-sexed starting on 23 March, under a new “Project Kuli” program organized by the South Pacific Animal Welfare (SPAW).
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Friday 3 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A low number of 16 new measles cases occurred in the last week, according to a Tonga situation report issued on 2 January 2020. This brings the total number of confirmed or suspected measles cases to 612 since the outbreak began in October 2019 with around 96% estimated to have recovered.
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Friday 3 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prime Minster Hon Pohiva Tu‘i‘onetoa received a free general medical examination by Chinese medical professionals this morning, 3 January, at the Tanoa Hotel in Nuku’alofa.
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Thursday 2 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Only one baby was born on New Year’s Day, welcoming the new decade, on Tongatapu at Vaiola Hospital. Siokatame Mataele Po‘oi made his entrance into the world at 11:24am.
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Thursday 26 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A team of three American dental specialists from the prestigious Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in the United States, visited the Kingdom last week to offer training in dental implant surgery to eight local dentists.
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Friday 20 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The number of people contracting measles has started to decline with fewer new cases being reported. The Ministry of Health said 14 new measles cases were reported this past week, with 10 from Tongatapu and 4 from Vava‘u. This is much less than the 37 new measles cases reported two weeks ago and 46 the week prior. A total of 18,431 vaccinations have been administered as of 13 December.
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Tuesday 17 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seven biomedical engineering students from New Zealand’s University of Canterbury (UC) are spending 10 weeks in Tonga’s hospitals and clinics to repair life-saving medical equipment and to engineer biomedical solutions, as part of a work experience pilot program.
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Monday 9 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ministry of Health said 440 people had been confirmed or suspected to have contracted measles in the current outbreak, from October 1 to December 2 in Tonga. However, it is estimated that at least 70% have already recovered.
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