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Tonga postpones repatriation flight from New Zealand

The decision was made following a meeting between the National Emergency Management Committee and the committee that oversees Covid-19-related matters.

Repatriation flights expected from Australia and Fiji will arrive as scheduled.

Tonga’s Cabinet confirmed that all repatriates must be quarantined for 21 days.


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Health boss announces fifth coronavirus case in NZ

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said Friday afternoon that the woman, in her 40s, was the partner of the third case confirmed in New Zealand.

The family are believed to have caught the disease after a family member recently returned from Iran, where there is community spread of the disease.

She was already in self-isolation and did not require hospital-level care.