HMNZS Aotearoa departs from Auckland to provide disaster relief to Tonga. Photo: New Zealand Defence Force via Reuters
New Zealand sends supplies to Tonga as island tries to remain Covid-free
  • The Pacific island nation, reeling from a volcanic eruption and tsunami, is trying to avoid a Covid-19 outbreak as aid agencies draw up plans to send supplies
  • China, Japan and Australia have all pledged to send aid or financial help; including vital water supplies which have been contaminated by ash from the volcano
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