COVID-19 Budget: Virus can wipe out Fiji’s tourism industry – A-G
26 March, 2020, 10:08 pm
Fiji’s Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says Fiji’s tourism industry can be wiped out by COVID-19.
He made the comments while presenting the COVID-19 response supplementary appropriation bill 2020 in Parliament.
“Over the next few months, the tourism sector will be gone,” he said.
“Thirty-eight per cent of our GDP will be wiped out.”
Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said the economy would contract by 4.3 per cent due to effects of COVID-19.
He said Fiji’s economy was vulnerable.
“Small island states are suffering and may not survive.”