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Samples of suspected cases sent to Australia

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 18/03/2020

Health officials have sent last night the samples of the two suspected cases of Covid 19.

Health Director Dr Siale ‘Akauola says, he is yet to receive the latest report on Covid 19 as of this morning, but he understands that another person was admitted to Vaiola last night and there’s a possibility of another suspected case.

He says at this stage, they are expecting more suspected cases at Vaiola especially with people having the symptoms and travelers from abroad especially from countries with confirmed cases of covid 19.

The results are expected to be received within four to five days.

As the public is still waiting for the results of the two suspected cases at Vaiola, the health director is urging the public to practice hygienic lifestyle as a precaution.

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