Tonga’s prime minister has said he and other ministers as well as Members of Parliament will take a 20% pay cut to show solidarity with those affected by the impact of  coronavirus outbreak.

Tonga was still Covid-19 free.

It was unknown when will the cut take effect and for how long.

Meanwhile, Tonga has extended its Covid-19 state of emergency until the 11th of June, however some restrictions have been eased, RNZ reported.

A nightly cufew now starts at 10pm, while gyms and some sporting events are to be allowed, although bingo and contact sports remain prohibited.

Mass gatherings are limited to no more than 40 people indoors and 80 outdoors, while kava club meetups are restricted to groups no bigger than four.

Liquor licensed night clubs and bars are allowed to open from Wednesday to Saturday.

Tonga’s border remains closed. The kingdom has no confirmed cases of covid-19 to date.


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