Missionary brings first COVID-19 case to Tonga

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By Ashley Chase

(AP Newsroom)

Tonga has entered lockdown after getting its first COVID-19 case from a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on a New Zealand flight.

The Church confirmed to a Honolulu news organization that the infected traveler was a missionary with the Church.

Tonga is under an 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew on its main island Tongatapu. Public transportation is shut down and the government has told Tongans to only leave for essential reasons.

The missionary is the only one to test positive out of the more than 200 people on the flight.

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