Lockdown, curfew, begin in Tonga on Sunday: People must stay home, most businesses closed

    1) Kuo pau ke kamata ngāue'aki 'a e Fanongongo ni mei he 1:00 pongipongi 'o e 'aho Sāpate 29 'o Mā'asi 2020 ki he 1:00 pongipongi 'o e 'aho Sāpate 5 'o 'Epeleli 2020 3) Kuo pau ki he tokotaha kotoa ke mavahe 'o nofo 'i 'api (isolate at home) tukukehe kapau 'oku fiema'u ke: a) Fakatau mai pe 'oatu ha ngaahi koloa 'oku fiema'u vivili ma'ae fāmili. (Purchasing or supplying of essential consumer goods for their families) b) Ma'u mai 'a e ngaahi naunau faito'o pe kumi ha tokoni fakafaito'o. (Obtaining medical supples or seeking medical assistance) c) Ma'u 'a e ngofua ki he ngaahi ngāue fakapangikē mo ha ngaahi ngāue fakapa'anga kehe. (Access to banking and other financial services) d) 'Alu ki he ngāue ko e mēmipa 'o ha kautaha fakahoko ngāue 'oku fiema'u vivili 'a ia 'oku hā 'i he Tepile A. (Attending work as a member of an essential service provider, as set out in Appendix A) 4) Kuo pau ke tapui 'a e fe'alu'aki 'i he po'uli (night-time curfew) mei he taimi 8:00 efiafi ki he taimi 6:00 pongipongi. 5) Kuo pau ke fakamālohi'i 'a e tapui 'o e fe'alu'aki 'i he po'uli 'e he Polisi Tonga, Kau Tau 'a 'Ene 'Afio mo e kau 'ofisa (kuo fakamafai 'e he Minisitā 'oku ne tokangaekina 'o e me'a fakafokifā) pe ko ha taha kuo fokotu'u 'e he Minisitā Mo'ui 'i he "Lao ki he Mo'ui 'a e Kakai 2008". 6) Kuo pau ke ta'ofi 'o 'ikai toe ngāue'aki 'a e ngaahi me'a feuta'aki kakai fakalotofonua (domestic public transport) tukukehe 'a e ngaahi feuta'aki 'oku faka'atā 'i he palakalafi 12. 7) Kuo pau ke tāpuni kotoa 'a e ngaahi pā (bars), ngaahi falekai (restaurants), ngaahi naiti kalapu (night clubs), ngaahi falekoloa fakatau'anga kava fakamovetevete (retail bottle shops) mo e ngaahi ngaohi'anga kava kuo laiseni (liguor manufacturers). 8) Kuo pau ke tāpuni kotoa 'a e ngaahi pisinisi (licensed busineses) mo e ngaahi ngāue fakapisinisi (business activities) kotoa kuo laiseni tukukehe 'a e ngaahi fakatau'anga lalahi (supermarkets) mo e ngaahi falekoloa fakamovetevete (retail shops) 'oku nau fakatau atu 'a e ngaahi fiema'u vivili (essential needs), mo kinautolu kuo faka'atā 'i he palakalafi 12. 9) Kuo pau ke tapui kotoa 'a e ngaahi fale 'oku ngāue'aki 'e he kakai (public facilities), ngaahi kātoanga (events) mo e ngaahi fakataha'anga (gatherings) 'o hangē ko e ngaahi ako'anga, ngaahi fai'anga lotu, #ngaahi #kalapu #kavatonga, ngaahi kalapu sipoti, pingikou (bingo), ngaahi fale fakamālohisino, ngaahi kātoanga mo e ngāue fakasipoti (sporting events and activities), ngaahi fakafiefia 'o e ngaahi fai'aho, ngaahi mali, mo ha ngaahi fakataha'anga felāve'i fakafiefia kehe (other recreational or related gatherings). 10) Kuo pau ke fakangatangata ha fakataha'anga ouau putu ki he tokolahi ko e toko 10 'i loto 'i fale mo e toko 20 'i tu'a pea ke 'i ai mo ha 'ofisa (kuo fakamafai 'e he Minisitā 'oku ne tokangaekina 'o e me'a fakafokifā, pe ko ha taha kuo fokotu'u 'e he Minisitā Mo'ui) 'i he lolotonga 'o e putu. 11) Kuo pau ke ma'u 'e he Polisi Tonga mo e Kau Tau 'a 'Ene 'Afio mo ha kau 'ofisa fakamafai 'a e mafai ke fakamālohi'i (enforce) 'a e Fanongonongo ni ko'euhi ko e ngaahi taumu'a ke malu'i 'a e malu 'a e kakai mo hono tauhi 'o e malu 'a e mo'ui 'a e kakai. 12) Kuo pau ke faka'atā mei he Fanongonongo ni 'a e kotoa 'o e ngaahi ngāue 'oku fiema'u vivili mo e ngaahi ngāue felāve'i mo ia, 'a ia 'oku hā 'i he Tepile A.

    Tonga will go into lockdown at 1am on Sunday morning, April 29. There will also be a night time curfew from 8pm to 6am. Prime Miniser Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa said the lockdown was being ordered as a response to the World Health Organization declaration that the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) was a global Pandemic and was accelerating….


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