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Volcano hit Tonga goes into first-ever lockdown after capital city Nuku’alofa records several Covid-19 cases

Tonga has gone into a lockdown after several cases of Covid-19 were recorded in the capital city Nuku’alofa. Prime Minister Siaosi Sovaleni said on Tuesday two port workers had tested positive. Officials later confirmed three more cases in family members. The South Pacific nation had previously managed to stay virus-free. The outbreak comes as Tongans […]

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Tonga underwater volcano eruption was hundreds of times more powerful than WW2 Hiroshima atomic bombing

A volcanic eruption in Tonga that triggered a tsunami was hundreds of times more powerful than the atomic bomb the US dropped on Hiroshima during World War Two, Nasa says. The eruption “obliterated” a volcanic island north of the Tongan capital Nuku’alofa, the agency said. Tonga says more than four-fifths of the population has been […]