Wuhan quarantine

Tongan athletes under quarantine in Wuhan due to coronavirus

Fifty-two Tongan athletes and officials from swimming, table tennis, boxing and weightlifting are currently in Wuhan, as reported by Radio New Zealand. 

Their flights back to Tonga, via Hong Kong, were cancelled due to the outbreak of coronavirus in the city. 

So far the illness has killed 722 people in China and has also spread to 28 countries, infecting just under 35,000 people. 

Taumoepeau confirmed that the athletes were all well and the Tongan Government was working on bringing them back.