COVID-19 Budget: ‘We have a crisis of life’ – A-G

Locked out. Police officers did not allow any civilian to cross Lautoka’s borders. Check points were set up in Tuvu, Natalau and Vakabuli to stop any person from entering or leaving the City. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

Fiji’s Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has begun presenting the COVID-19 response supplementary appropriation bill 2020 in Parliament.

“These are not normal times,” he said.

“This is a crisis bigger than any seen in the world.

“COVID-19 has to be battled just like a military war.”

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said it was clear “we have a crisis of life”.

He stated  COVID-19 has paralysed the world.

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