4 Aug 2020

Tongans released from quarantine as next repatriation occurs

5:39 pm on 4 August 2020

Fifty seven repatriated passengers who arrived in Tonga last month have resumed their normal lives after completing an additional seven days of home quarantine.

Tanoa Hotel

Tanoa Hotel Photo: Tanoa Hotel

This was after they had been quarantined at the Tanoa Hotel for two weeks.

Chief Medical Officer Dr Reynold 'Ofanoa told local media the passengers had tested negative for Covid-19 three times and completed their quarantine requirements.

Meanwhile another 150 repatriated passengers arrived in Nuku'alofa today from New Zealand.

The latest passengers, which included stranded seasonal workers, would be split into two groups for quarantine, with one group staying at the Tanoa Hotel and the other at Taliai Military Camp.