He confirmed this in Parliament.
PM Tu'i'onetoa said Cabinet has no choice but to bring back our people.
He said Tongans have been away too long from home.
“Tonga is where their hearts are, their home, and where their loved ones stay.”
PM Tu'i'onetoa said the Cabinet's decision will have both positive and negative impacts on Tonga but this is the Government's choice.
He said Tonga is likely to close its borders until 2021, while at the same time, repatriates its people back home. He also mentioned there are risks involved but this must be done.