Coronavirus

Govt support not a short-term fix – Robertson

Paul McBeth
Wed, 01 Apr 2020

Govt support not a short-term fix – Robertson
Paul McBeth
Wed, 01 Apr 2020
Finance Minister Grant Robertson expects to cushion the blow of the covid-19 crisis for far longer than the just the national lockdown, which will plunge the economy into a deeper recession than during the global financial crisis.Robertson told the special parliamentary epidemic response select committee that the government is prepared to manage the outbreak for an extended period and has multiple programmes underway to get the nation through the turmoil. On the immediate front is the plan for lowering the alert level – currently set at level 4...

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