Tuesday's covid-19 support package D-Day for govt

Tuesday's covid-19 support package D-Day for govt
Paul McBeth
Tuesday's emergency business support package for businesses hit by policies to combat coronavirus will be a crucial test of the government's capacity to shelter the nation from a pandemic-induced global recession.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been coy on its size, but told TVNZ’s Q&A programme today that it will be "the most significant package that I will announce while I am prime minister."New Zealand took the unprecedented move of virtually closing the borders on Saturday when Ardern said everyone – Kiwis included – will have to isol...

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