Nukualofa, TONGA – July 1, 2020: 12:18pm (TONGA WIRES): The Tonga governmentâ€™s plan to open its border for incoming passengers between New Zealand and Tonga this week is deferred, Prime Minister Pohiva Tuâ€˜iâ€˜onetoa told Members of Parliament Monday.
However, Dr Rev Pohiva Tuâ€˜iâ€˜onetoa said he would make a formal announcement â€œsoonâ€ to let people know what is going to happen.
As for the domestic air service, a new national airline called the Lulutai, according to the Prime Minister, possibly will start flying in August.
The PM reminded members of parliament of how fortunate Tonga was, that COVID-19 had not arrived in the country.
As the Prime Minister and as a Reverend, he announced that there would be another Fasting this coming weekend, starting on Saturday, with a church service to be led by the Tokaikolo Church, and it would end on Sunday with a prayer service, led by the Constitutional Church of Tonga. (PACNEWS)