Tonga faces lockdown as first Covid-19 case detected

NUKU’ALOFA, TONGA (AFP) – Tongan Prime Minister Pohiva Tuionetoa warned Saturday (Oct 30) that residents on the country’s main island Tongatapu faced a possible lockdown next week after recording its first case of Covid-19. The tiny Pacific kingdom had been among only a handful of countries to escape the virus so far, and the infection […]

Covid 19 coronavirus: American Samoa reports first case of coronavirus

American Samoa has reported its first case of coronavirus. The US territory’s acting governor and health officials said the islands’ first case of Covid-19 was of a resident who returned to America Samoa from Hawaii this week. The infected traveller flew in on Monday, the first day of newly resumed commercial flights from Honolulu to […]