Tonga: Authorities extend domestic COVID-19 measures until at least June 18

Tonga: Authorities extend domestic COVID-19 measures until at least June 18

COVID-19 restrictions have been extended in Tonga until at least 5:30 a.m. on June 18, according to the state department’s website. However, officials are no longer required to quarantine people from ‘Eua for travel there. Tonga’s COVID-19 traffic light system is still set to orange, the second-highest level. For Tongatapu, the Vava’u, and Ha’apai islands,…

Tonga Tourism Authority takes necessary measures to provide ‘Covid-safe’ offices and conduct regular Covid-testing on staff

Tonga Tourism Authority takes necessary measures to provide ‘Covid-safe’ offices and conduct regular Covid-testing on staff

Sneeze guards (also known as Covid shields) were recently installed inside the Tongatapu office by the Tonga Tourism Authority, with the next phase slated to extend out to the outer islands. The installation of these Covid shields creates a safe working environment for employees in what are often closed and compact settings. A weekly RAT…

Tonga: NZ medical team notices signs of post-traumatic stress disorder

Tonga: NZ medical team notices signs of post-traumatic stress disorder

Tonga’s mental health is a concern, as the country’s recovery from the January volcanic eruption has been hampered by the current Covid-19 restrictions. According to the Pacific Medical Association of New Zealand, people are beginning to exhibit symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption was a once-in-a-thousand-year calamity. The tsunami and…