Tsunami-hit Tonga goes into lockdown after workers helping deliver aid catch Covid

Posted by on February 1, 2022 8:16 pm
Categories: Global Stories

Stay at home orders come into force on Wednesday, as Pacific nation deals with aftermath of last month’s huge volcanic eruption

Tonga will go into lockdown after recording two Covid-19 cases among port workers helping distribute international aid in the wake of the volcanic eruption and tsunami that devastated the Pacific country last month.

The cases seem to confirm fears among Tongan officials that the arrival of aid could bring an outbreak of the virus, which could represent a bigger danger to Tonga than the tsunami.

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