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Two Tongans died in India

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 07/09/2020

Two Tongans who were part of the group that departed to India for medical treatment earlier this year, have passed away.

The Health Director – Dr Siale ‘Akauola said it is unfortunate such incidents happened during this period especially with the border closures and the travel restrictions due to Covid 19.

Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola clarified that the cause of deaths has to link to the pandemic.

On a different case, the health director says the body repatriated from Kiribati last week was closely monitored by health officials before releasing to the family.

He added that there are policies for the deceased repatriated home that families must comply with.

Since Tonga’s borders were closed a total of three bodies have been repatriated back to Tonga.

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