Tonga's PM confirms Covid-19 variant in Kingdom is Omicron

Omicron has been confirmed as the variant of the current coronavirus outbreak in Tonga.

At a press conference this morning in Nuku'alofa, Prime Minister Hu'akavameiliku Siaosi Sovaleni said the Omicron variant was identified after samples were sent to Australia.

He announced that there were now a total of 65 covid cases in Tonga and that it had spread to the island of Vava'u where 1 case was confirmed at the village of Mataika.