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Cabinet has no choice but repatriates Tongans stranded overseas starting this week,” says PM
02:17 am GMT+12, 13/07/2020, Tonga

Tongan Prime Minister has revealed Cabinet's decision to repatriate Tongans stranded overseas due to the COVID-19 starting this week. 
 
Dr Pohiva Tu'i'onetoa confirmed this in Parliament. 
 
He said Cabinet has no choice but to bring back our people.
 
He said Tongans have been away too long from home.
 
“Tonga is where their hearts are, their home, and where their loved ones stay.” 
 
PM Tu'i'onetoasaid the Cabinet's decision will have both positive and negative impacts on Tonga but this is the Government's choice. 
 
He said Tonga is likely to close its borders until 2021, while at the same time, repatriates its people back home. He also mentioned there are risks involved but this must be done.

SOURCE: TONGA GOVT/PACNEWS


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