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Friday 28 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Repatriation flights from New Zealand and Australia are expected to arrive in Tonga on June 2 and 3 respectively, confirmed MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma’u.
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Wednesday 26 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With 28,150 people vaccinated to date, only 40 vials (less than 480 doses) of the COVID-19 vaccine remain to be administered before the batch expires on 31 May, the Ministry of Health said today.
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Wednesday 26 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 247 passengers repatriated to Tonga from Auckland, Pagopago, and Apia earlier this month tested negative for COVID-19, confirmed Ministry of Health Acting CEO, Dr Reynold ‘Ofanoa this morning.
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Wednesday 26 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has received a grant of NZ$1.6M from New Zealand on 25 May, for construction of a new central pharmacy warehouse to assist Tonga's COVID-19 preparedness and response activities.
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Friday 21 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s first batch of COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccines is almost finished with 93% used so far, the Ministry of Health confirmed this afternoon, 21 May. Around 25,970 people have been vaccinated so far.
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Friday 21 May 2021

Manila, Philippines
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide Tonga with a $5.5 million grant to support the rollout of safe and effective vaccines against COVID-19.
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Friday 21 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New medical equipment, including thermography cameras to improve Tonga's border control against COVID-19, was handed over to the Ministry of Health from the Government of Japan. “We also hope that Tonga could open the border even only a day sooner through our various assistances, including vaccinations,” he said.
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Monday 17 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With only 5,000 to 6,000 of the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine remaining, people aged 30 years and over are now eligible to be vaccinated, health officials announced this morning. ‘Eua is receiving 2,000 of those doses and the rest will be available in Tongatapu for first come, first served. No date has been confirmed for inoculating the remainder of the population, due to a limited supply of vaccines worldwide.
Saturday 15 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u received their first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine this morning, Saturday 15 May 2021, at Vaiola Hospital, in Tongatapu.
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Wednesday 12 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Around 19,200 doses of the COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine arrived on an Air New Zealand cargo flight in Tonga this afternoon, confirmed Ministry of Health Acting CEO, Dr Reynold ‘Ofanoa. These are for the second doses of people who have been innocculated. So far, over 20,000 people in Tonga have received their first shots.
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Wednesday 12 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two repatriation flights are planned for June from Auckland, New Zealand, and Brisbane, Australia, confirmed MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma’u today.
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Tuesday 11 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Plans for repatriated passengers to start paying for their quarantine starting on 28 July is underway, confirmed MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma’u today.
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Monday 10 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 247 passengers that were repatriated from Auckland, Pagopago and Apia last week have tested negative for COVID-19.
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Friday 7 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With only 60% of the first batch of Tonga's COVID-19 vaccines used as of this morning, 7 May, Tonga's Ministry of Health is extending the vaccination program to next week, 10-11 May at various venues. They confirmed that people from the outer islands who are currently in Tongatapu can get vaccinated here. Vaccinations are averaging over 900 per day.
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Friday 7 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two young Tongan nationals, who are trying to get back to Tonga, have tested positive for COVID-19 at a border quarantine facility in Nadi according to Fiji health officials. The pair travelled from South America. By Eleanor Gee.
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Thursday 6 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A group of around 40 Tongans who returned from the United States via Fiji are being assisted financially by the Tongan Government, after their repatriation flight to Tonga was postponed, due to the rising COVID-19 community transmission there.
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Wednesday 5 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hand Hygiene Day, 5 May, is more important than ever, to help sustain the promotion of hand washing. “Clean your hands! This action, that takes just a few seconds, does save lives!” stresses the World Healh Organisation today.
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Monday 3 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ministry of Health is urging people to get their COVID-19 AstraZeneca innoculations, while vaccination teams are out in communities in their final week up to May 8. To date, 10,903 people have been vaccinated in Tonga.
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Thursday 29 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s precious supply of covid vaccine can now be extended to thousands more people thanks to the skills of the Tongan nurses, who have not wasted a drop of the first batch received this month. People aged 35 years and over can now be vaccinated with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. By Eleanor Gee
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Thursday 29 April 2021

Geneva, Switzerland
Globally, new COVID-19 cases increased again with nearly 5.7 million new cases reported last week, surpassing previous peaks, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) weekly COVID-19 update on April 25. For the third consecutive week, the South-East Asia region reported the highest relative increases in both case and death incidences.
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