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Thursday 28 January 2021

Geneva, Switzerland
The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on all countries to play their part in distributing CoViD-19 vaccines equally.
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Tuesday 26 January 2021

Suva, Fiji
The European Union has contributed EUR€20 million as part of an agreement signed yesterday, to help health sectors across Pacific Island countries (including Tonga) respond to CoViD-19. “It comes at a time when PICs are preparing for the arrival of the first allocations of COVID-19 vaccines which are expected in the coming months,” said World Health Organization’s Director of Pacific Technical Support Dr Corinne Capuano.
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Monday 25 January 2021

Tongans stuck in countries such as USA and Europe will be allowed to travel and quarantine in New Zealand before they are repatriated to Tonga, confirmed MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma'u today, 25 January.
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Monday 18 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Declaration of a State of Emergency has been renewed from 8:00pm today, Monday January 18 until 8:00pm Monday, February 15 due to the continuous spread of CoViD-19 around the world.
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Monday 18 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 238 passengers who were repatriated from New Zealand and Samoa on January 14 are negative for CoViD-19 in their first testing.
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Thursday 14 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first two repatriation flights for 2021, with a total of 238 passengers from Samoa and Auckland, New Zealand, arrived in Tonga this afternoon, 14 January, confirmed Tonga Police.
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Friday 8 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Marshall islands was the first country in the Pacific region to have access to a COVID-19 vaccine at the end of December, while The Federated States of Micronesia and Palau expect to receive a vaccine this month. Meanwhile, Tonga and other Pacific countries are waiting to have access to vaccines through the global COVAX initiative, possibly toward the end of 2021.
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Wednesday 6 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two repatriation flights with 280 passengers are planned to arrive in Tonga on 14 January, from Auckland, New Zealand, and Samoa.
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Tuesday 29 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s health officials are keeping their “eyes and ears open” as they closely monitor the spread of a new more contagious CoViD-19 variant in England and other countries. Ministry of Health CEO, Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola said today they would closely study how this new variant evolves and adapt quickly to any new threat as it develops.
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Tuesday 29 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
All 286 repatriates from Auckland and Fiji who are currently in-home quarantine for seven days will be released in time to join in celebrations welcoming in the New Year, confirmed Tonga's Chief Medical Officer (Public Health) Dr Reynold 'Ofanoa this afternoon.
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Wednesday 23 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 129 repatriates from Auckland have tested negative for CoViD-19 and were released from quarantine this afternoon.
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Tuesday 22 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A happy swimming day on the Vuna Road waterfront, turned into a nightmare for one family yesterday, when a long black spiky sea creature wrapped itself around a young boy’s leg and arm causing him to panic in the water and sink. Fortunately, his father was nearby in the water and rescued the 10-year-old.
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Monday 21 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
One hundred and sixty-two seasonal workers left Tonga for Brisbane, Australia today on a chartered flight, confirmed Paul Karalus of Tonga’s Air Terminal Services this afternoon.
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Monday 21 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The nine-months long, national curfews in Tonga have been lifted for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day and shortened for National Prayer Week 2021. The Declaration of a State of Emergency has been extended from 8:00pm today 21 December 2020 to 8:00pm 18 January 2021, including the National CoViD-19 Restrictions with changes.
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Thursday 17 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is looking to the COVAX Facility to obtain a safe COVID-19 vaccine for Tonga in 2021, the CEO for Ministry of Health, Dr Siale ‘Akau‘ola said today at a press briefing at Vaiola Hospital. Tonga needs to wait for a vaccine that can be stored in the hospital freezers.
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Monday 14 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
All 157 repatriates from Fiji on 10 December have tested negative for CoViD-19, confirmed Tonga's Chief Medical Officer (Public Health) Dr Reynold 'Ofanoa today.
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Saturday 12 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 129 passengers repatriated from New Zealand on 9 December have tested negative for CoViD-19 in their first round of testing, confirmed Chief Medical Officer (Public Health) Dr Reynold 'Ofanoa on December 11.
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Thursday 10 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
One hundred and fifty-seven repatriates arrived at Fua’amotu International Airport from Nadi, Fiji, at 12:50pm today, 10 December, Tonga Police confirmed.
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Wednesday 9 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
129 repatriated passengers arrived at Fua’amotu International Airport from Auckland, New Zealand this afternoon, December 9.
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Wednesday 9 December 2020

Geneva, Switzerland
A new one-year global campaign was launched today by the World Health Organisation to support at least 100 million people as they try to give up tobacco through communities of quitters.
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