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State of Emergency extended

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 5/08/2020

The declaration for a State of Emergency for Tonga was renewed yesterday.

In a press release from the Prime Minister’s Office, the renewal will run until the 31st of this month, unless otherwise renewed in accordance with the law.

The conditions for the renewal is because of the spread of the coronavirus globally, which poses a threat to the country.

Tonga is one of few countries in the world that remains COVID-19 free.

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