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Two suspected cases test negative for Covid 19

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 19/03/2020

The Health Minister has confirmed the laboratory tests for the two suspected cases at Vaiola hospital have returned negative late last night.

Health Minister Hon. Dr ‘Amelia Tu’ipulotu confirms with Radio Tonga News this morning, the outcome however, another suspected case at Vaiola.

“The results were received last night by health officials after they were sent to Melbourne Australia on Tuesday night.”

Health Minister says, as Tonga is yet to have a positive case of Covid 19, it is highly significant for the public to cooperate with health officials to ensure the borders are well protected with the resources available.

Health officials are continuously working with related stakeholders especially the WHO and HMAF to cater for the medical needs of the people, especially now with quarantining of travelers from abroad.

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