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 Tonga remains Covid-free as more people return home

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 03/11/2020

The Health director has confirmed with Radio Tonga this morning, the first coronavirus test in Tonga of the passengers from Auckland and Brisbane last week, returns negative.

Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola says, Tonga remains a Covid free country as of today and medical staff continue to monitor daily the passengers during their 14 days at Tano’a Hotel and the Makeke site at Vaini.

More than 250 passengers arrived in Tonga last Thursday and Friday from New Zealand and Australia of which most are seasonal workers.

The latest flight on Friday afternoon was the ninth flight with passengers arriving in Tonga since the border closure in March this year.

While the passengers are doing well at the quarantine facilities, Health Minister urges the public to continue following the restrictions imposed and most importantly practicing hygienic lifestyles.

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