‘Job-killer of the century’: economies of Pacific islands face collapse over Covid-19

Pacific: The region is largely coronavirus-free, but pandemic shutdowns and loss of tourism dollars are devastating its economies. Fiji’s PM has said, as economies across the Pacific face collapse from economic and travel shutdowns, exacerbating existing illnesses, and potentially driving people into hunger. The most vulnerable have been hit the hardest. Thousands of migrants jobs have been lost and with food imports cut, prices have increased while access to healthier fresh foods has decreased.

Source: The Guardian

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