Only a collective effort can save our economy

Every effort must be made to avoid a repeat of the crash a decade ago, when countless lives and livelihoods were ruined

3rd May, 2020
Only a collective effort can save our economy
There is a need to plan for the fastest and safest possible recovery for the one million workers who are on emergency Covid-19 unemployment benefits and temporary wage subsidie

For several weeks now, this newspaper has been calling for the government to publish a roadmap for citizens and businesses who have spent seven weeks under Covid-19 restrictions. It is welcome that it is finally here.

There has been a seismic national effort to flatten the curve, and the expected wave of hospitalisations has not materialised. Yet more than 1,000 people have still lost their lives and many more are at risk unless health precautions...

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