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COVID-19 water down International Nurses Day celebrations

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 12/05/2020

Restrictions for COVID-19 prohibited the full blown celebration that is usually held to mark International Nurses Day, but today the Minister for Health, the first nurse appointed to minister in Tonga, said the work of nurses are more important than ever because of the current threat of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Minister also elaborated on the significance of the theme for this year – which demonstrates how nurses are central to addressing a wide range of health challenges.

Dr. ‘Amelia Tu’ipulotu is the first nurse in Tonga to become a Minister.

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