Tonga enters lockdown after first coronavirus case recorded

Nov 1, 2021 | INVESTING

Tonga’s main island entered a week-long lockdown Tuesday just days after recording its first case of Covid-19, ending the Pacific nation’s run as one of the last virus-free places in the world.Prime Minister Pohiva Tuionetoa said the island of Tongatapu, which includes the capital Nuku’alofa, would remain in lockdown until next Tuesday.Tuionetoa told reporters late Monday that the stay-at-home order was to “ensure the safety and health of our people … to prevent or minimise the spread of Covid…

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