Tonga catches Covid

Selina Malu, Staff Writer

October 29, 2021, the world heard the news that Tonga had caught its first case of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic. A traveler from New Zealand was tested positive for Covid going to Tonga. Christchurch, New Zealand was Covid-free for months until new cases were found after people went to Auckland, New Zealand, and then went back to Christchurch. New Zealand officials reported that the traveler was fully vaccinated and that he tested negative before his flight. They are still trying to figure out how the traveler tested positive for covid prior to testing negative. Tongan officials had this traveler quarantined in a hotel room until further notice.