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MEIDECC CEO urges public to comply with instructions

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 07/07/2020

The CEO of MEIDECC has highlighted the importance for the public to comply with instructions from authorities for when the first repatriation flight will arrive in the Kingdom on Thursday. This was part of his address during yesterday’s final COVID-19 repatriation drill.

Paula Ma’u says 58 passengers are expected to arrive this Thursday from Fiji, including medical students who will be on board along with their families, with selected students from USP.

The purpose of the drill is to be able to carry out minor adjustments from the two drills carried out before, ahead of the actual repatriation flights set for this week.

Paula adds, in preparation for the first repatriation flight, it is important for everyone to continue to maintain social distancing and practicing hygienic lifestyle as there is a possibility the virus will be brought into the country from these passengers.

The government’s decision for the first repatriation flight from Fiji was after the country has not recorded any new cases of COVID-19 for weeks. However, yesterday afternoon, a new case was confirmed, a man travelling to the country from India.

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