Tonga's Prime Minister medevaced to Auckland

Tonga’s Prime Minister Akilisi Pohiva has been medevaced to Auckland Hospital this afternoon.

Akilisi Pohiva. Source: 1 NEWS

Mr Pohiva, 78, has been in Vaiola Hospital in the capital Nuku’alofa for two weeks with pneumonia.

He’s been under treatment for a few years for liver cancer and recently suffered several bouts of pneumonia.

In a statement, Tonga’s Deputy Prime Minister Semisi Sika has urged the Kingdom to remember the Prime Minister in their prayers.

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