Covid 19 Omicron outbreak: Big jump in positive cases with 109 cases in Tongatapu 1 constituency only

MP Tevita Puloka has this morning reported 109 Covid cases in his Tongatapu 1 constituency only, up from 108 cases recorded on Friday for the whole of Tonga’s 17 constituencies altogether.

The Tongatapu 1 constituency cases are, two in Halavave, 24 in central Kolomotu’a, two in Tongataeaapa, 65 in Sopu, six in Isisleli, five in Tu’atakilangi, four in Kapeta and one case in Tufuenga, Puloka said.

Kaniva News contacted the Ministry of Health for an update.

There was no press conference with the Prime Minister since Friday to update the nation on the latest figures.

Meanwhile, some local journalists believed the virus was moving quickly and widely spread in Tongatapu and Vava’u.

MP Puloka told radio FM 87.5 this morning the Parliament’s Social Committee met to update the situation.

Puloka, who is also the Chair of the Parliament’s Social Committee, said the Minister of Finance reported the strength of the government’s covid response budget was performing well.

He said if there was any issues with the budget a Parliament meeting was called.

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