138 more Covid-19 cases in Tonga

There are 132 new cases of Covid-19 in Tongatapu and six in Vava’u.

Four Prison Officers at Huatolitoli Prison are amongst the new cases announced today.

Prime Minister Hu’akavameiliku told a press conference that a total of 138 cases are now being quarantined in facilities in Tongatapu and Vava’u.

He said, “The Ministry of Health team have carried out tests on all prison officers, families and prisoners and the isolation of prison officers is being implemented.”  

There were 139 new cases on the weekend but one person reported in the first two cases from 1 February was released from quarantine to go home on Friday.

Minister of Health, Dr Saia Piukala said the youngest case is a 5-month old baby and the eldest is a 63-year-old.

All positive cases are showing mild symptoms with no serious cases reported.

The lockdown on Tongatapu and Vava’u will be reviewed on Sunday.


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