28 Oct 2020

Tonga further extends state of emergency

3:20 pm on 28 October 2020

Tonga has again extended its state of emergency, put in place to guard against Covid-19.

To date that has been successful, with no cases reported in the country.

St George Government Building, Nuku'alofa CBD

St George Government Building, Nuku'alofa CBD Photo: Matangi Tonga

The state of emergency was first declared on March 12 and has been extended through to November 23.

It involves night time curfews enforced by police, the army and other officials.

Gathering indoors cannot exceed 50 and those outdoors 100, unless it is for religious services or schools.

Social distancing is also required along with good hygiene practices.