Children on their way to school in the Solomon Islands. Photo: ShutterstockChildren on their way to school in the Solomon Islands. Photo: Shutterstock
Children on their way to school in the Solomon Islands. Photo: Shutterstock

Pacific island nations beat coronavirus, but now face economic devastation: report

  • The 14 Pacific economies are forecast to shrink an average of 4.3 per cent due to the collapse of trade and tourism, the Asian Development Bank says
  • While the countries recorded fewer than 100 coronavirus cases in total, they now face the threat of an additional 1.2 million people entering extreme poverty

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Children on their way to school in the Solomon Islands. Photo: ShutterstockChildren on their way to school in the Solomon Islands. Photo: Shutterstock
Children on their way to school in the Solomon Islands. Photo: Shutterstock
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