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Tonga orders diversion of four ships amid coronavirus fears

The Maasdam, Silver Whisper, Artania and the Carnival Spirit were scheduled to visit country this month.

Dr 'Akau’ola said, “the diversion order is issued on the basis that I have reasonable grounds to believe that it is necessary to divert the above-mentioned conveyances (watercrafts) to a place outside the Kingdom to prevent the introduction, or spread of a controlled notifiable condition, or other significant threat to public health of the Kingdom.”