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Tuesday 8 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Repatriates from Brisbane tested negative for CoViD-19 and were released from quarantine in Nuku'alofa this morning, confirmed Chief Medical Officer (Public Health) Dr Reynold 'Ofanoa today.
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Friday 4 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
All repatriated passengers from Auckland were released from quarantine yesterday after testing negative for CoViD-19, confirmed Chief Medical Officer (Public Health) Dr Reynold 'Ofanoa today.
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Tuesday 1 December 2020

Geneva, Switzerland
Last week saw the first decline in newly-reported cases globally since September, said World Health Organisation Director General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, on 30 November, while warning that gains can easily be lost. He cautioned holiday makers that being with family and friends “is not worth putting them or yourself at risk”.
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Tuesday 1 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
All repatriated passengers from Brisbane tested negative to CoViD-19, said Chief Medical Officer (Public Health) Dr Reynold 'Ofanoa this morning. There are tentative plans for two more repatriation flights to Tonga this month, one from Fiji and one from Auckland.
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Wednesday 25 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first CoViD-19 tests for repatriated passengers from Auckland all tested negative, confirmed Ministry of Health CEO Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola.
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Tuesday 24 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
117 repatriated passengers arrived at Fua’amotu International Airport from Brisbane, Australia this afternoon. Tongan seasonal workers boarded the return flight to Brisbane.
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Monday 23 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Declaration of a State of Emergency has been renewed from 8:00pm 23 November to 8:00pm 21 December due to the continuous spread of CoViD-19 around the world. National CoViD-19 restrictions have also been renewed for the same period.
Friday 20 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
One hundred and seventy-five repatriated passengers arrived at Fua’amotu International Airport from Auckland, New Zealand yesterday, 19 November, confirmed Tonga Police this morning.
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Wednesday 18 November 2020

Manila, Philippines
The Asian Development Bank has allocated $20.3 million to assist its developing members to access CoViD-19 vaccines and establish systems for fair and efficient vaccine distribution.
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Monday 16 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 252 repatriated passengers from Auckland and Brisbane have been released from quarantine after testing negative for CoViD-19 confirmed Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola on Saturday evening, 14 November. Two more flights are due to arrive from Auckland on 19 November, and from Brisbane on 24 November.
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Wednesday 11 November 2020

Geneva, Switzerland
The Tongan Nurses Choir was given the World Health Organization Director General Award after performing through a video at the opening of the 73rd World Health (WH) Assembly, to mark the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, on 9 November in Geneva, Switzerland.
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Tuesday 10 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Team Tonga, Tuiohu Mafi and ‘Amelia Asi were recognized today for placing second in the regional Pacific Island Food Revolution (PIFR) cooking show competition.
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Wednesday 4 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is one of eight countries in the Pacific region that remain CoViD-19-free as of today 4 November. In the Pacific, the Solomon Islands, Wallis and Futuna and the Marshall Islands recently reported CoViD-19 cases. Only two other countries worldwide have not reported any cases,
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Tuesday 3 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
All passengers repatriated to Tonga from Auckland and Brisbane tested negative for CoViD-19 after arrival, said Ministry of Health CEO, Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola this afternoon.
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Friday 30 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A repatriation flight to Tonga from Auckland, New Zealand with 172 passengers arrived at Fua’amotu International Airport this afternoon, 30 October.
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Tuesday 27 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's declaration of a State of Emergency and the national CoViD-19 restrictions have been extended from 8:00pm 26 October to 8:00pm 23 November due to the ongoing spread of CoViD-19 worldwide.
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Monday 26 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
All 141 passengers repatriated from Christchurch, New Zealand earlier this month have tested negative for CoViD-19 confirmed Ministry of Health CEO Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola today. Another 230 repatriated passengers are expected to arrive later this week from Brisbane and Auckland.
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Wednesday 21 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two repatriation flights are scheduled to bring 200 passengers in total to Tonga from Brisbane and Auckland next week, on 29 and 30 October the Ministry of Health CEO, Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola confirmed today.
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Thursday 15 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Children from several kindergartens on Tongatapu celebrated Global Handwashing Day today, 15 October, under a theme “Hand Hygiene for All”. The day was introduced to reduce childhood mortality rates related respiratory and diarrhoeal diseases by a simple behavioural change - hand washing with soap.
Wednesday 14 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
All 141 passengers from Christchurch tested negative for CoViD-19 on the first round of testing in Tonga confirmed Ministry of Health CEO, Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola last night.
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