04 August 2020 Ministry of Health reported that the first repatriation flights from New Zealand have been landed safely at the Fu’amotu International Airport.

NZ970 of Air New Zealand brought 150 passengers who have been stranded in New Zealand since the lock down of the international borders.

Ministry of Health stated that 111 passengers are having their 14 days quarantine at the Tanoa Quarantine Facility in Nuku’alofa while 39 of the passengers are quarantine at the Taliai Camp at Fu’amotu.

All passengers were tested negative for COVID-19 before enter the plane to ensure that Tonga is still COVID-19 free.

The Government of Tonga announced a repatriation restrictions directions for the public especially for the area around Tanoa International Hotel and the Taliai Camp as shown on below map.

The 14 days quarantine of the first repatriation passengers (57) from Fiji were included 24 frontline Officers but todays flight is nearly triple up the numbers.

The publics are expecting all passengers on this repatriation flight from New Zealand to adhere and follow the COVID-19 procedures during the 14 days quarantine.

Tonga Red Cross Society

Tonga Red Cross Society Team went yesterday to the Taliai Quarantine Facility with aid items such as blankets, hygiene kits, soaps and water in preparedness for the repatriation passengers during the 14 days quarantine.

Kuo fakapapau’i mei he Potungaue Mo’ui ‘a e tu’uta mai e vakapuna NZ970 moe kau pasese ‘e toko 150 ‘aia na’a nau tukuvaka ‘i Nu’usila talu ‘a hono tapuni hotau kau’afonua. Koe toko 150 ko ‘eni kuo ‘osi fakapapau’i ‘oku nekativi ‘enau tesi COVID-19 kimu’a kenau heka ki he vakapuna ‘o folau mai ki Tonga ni. Fakatatau ki he fakamatala mei he Potungaue Mo’ui, ‘oku tauhi e toko 111 e kau pasese ‘o kolonitini ‘aho 14 ‘i he Hotele Tano’a ‘i Nuku’alofa kae tauhi e toko 39 e kau pasese ‘o kolonitini he Kemi Taliai ‘i Fu’amotu. Na’e fakafolau mai foki pea moe sino ‘o e pekia Pafilio ‘Amato ‘aia na’a ne ngaue he Potungaue Mo’ui ka na’e fakafolau fakafalemahaki ki Nu’usila ‘o ne si’i totau ai.

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