As the COVID-19 pandemic reached our shores, the Fijian Government tabled the COVID-19 response 2020 Fiji Budget in the chambers of the Parliament of the Republic of Fiji. At this time, the pandemic had been present in Fiji for exactly one week from the day of the Budget announcement, with five Fijians tested positive for COVID-19 in the country. The one billion dollar supplementary budget was passed by acclamation instead of the usual electronic votes by individual members of the house. With the passing of the Budget on 27 March, it allowed the government and various agencies to roll out relief packages and other forms of response to assist Fijians and businesses affected by or to be affected by COVID-19.
With support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), you can watch details of the Budget in the video below.