Former premier Sir Toke Talagi expected to return to Niue

July 14, 2020

Sir Toke Talagi. Photo/Sara Vui-Talitu

The former premier of Niue, Sir Toke Talagi, is expected to return to Niue on a charter flight from New Zealand.

Sir Toke Talagi had been medevaced to New Zealand last Tuesday evening due to ill health.

Details on the charter flight are still being finalised but the former Niue premier will be accompanied by his wife Lady Fifita Talagi. 

According to the Niue Disaster Council, the cost of the chartered flight is not being covered by the Government of Niue. ​

On arrival, Sir Toke Talagi and Lady Fifita Talagi will be quarantined at their residence at Fonuakula, which has been approved as a dedicated isolation station.

Previously, special considerations consistent with already established Covid-19 protocols have been afforded to incoming passengers due to specific medical conditions. 

This situation will be no different. Sir Toke and his immediate family who have chosen to quarantine with him will be in isolation for the mandatory 14 days.

The family are also seeking the understanding of the public, and respectfully request that as much privacy as possible is afforded to them during this time.