A beach in Fiji. The pandemic has wrecked the tourism-reliant economies of many Pacific nations. Photo: AP A beach in Fiji. The pandemic has wrecked the tourism-reliant economies of many Pacific nations. Photo: AP
A beach in Fiji. The pandemic has wrecked the tourism-reliant economies of many Pacific nations. Photo: AP

Pacific Islands look to US, Australia, New Zealand for help with Covid-19 vaccines

  • The geographical advantages that helped the likes of Tonga and Kiribati remain coronavirus free have also ended up hurting the tourism-dependent nations economically
  • Their larger regional neighbours say they will lend a hand, but challenges include storage and distribution, anti-vaccination sentiment, and affordability

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A beach in Fiji. The pandemic has wrecked the tourism-reliant economies of many Pacific nations. Photo: AP A beach in Fiji. The pandemic has wrecked the tourism-reliant economies of many Pacific nations. Photo: AP
A beach in Fiji. The pandemic has wrecked the tourism-reliant economies of many Pacific nations. Photo: AP
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