Tonga reports its first COVID case, one of the last countries not to have reported Covid infections

Tonga has its first instance of Covid.

A completely vaccinated person who showed up on a bringing home flight from New Zealand had the disease, the media revealed Saturday.

Thus, residents on the fundamental island of Tongatapu face a potential lockdown one week from now, Prime Minister Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa reported.

Tonga was one of the last nations not to have announced Covid infections. Just 33% of its population has been completely vaccinated.

In excess of 100,000 individuals live on the island country, found north-west of New Zealand.

The contaminated individual was among 215 individuals on a bringing home flight from Christchurch, New Zealand. Others installed included members of Tonga’s Olympic group, who had been abandoned in the city since the Tokyo Olympics.

The individual had tried negative prior to leaving the nation, New Zealand’s health ministry said. The contamination was distinguished after a normal test Thursday, while passengers from the flight were quarantined.