Children 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

Children 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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