Coronavirus: New Zealand’s deflated businesses want end to bubble amid economic pain


New Zealand’s tight Covid-19 bubble was once globally lauded but for local business, the strict border controls increasingly feel like a straitjacket as a lack of foreign workers and tourists squeezes the island nation’s economy. Meat processors have cut production, grapes are withering on vines and a dearth of international visitors has some tourism operators worried they will have to close shop by the time borders reopen later this year. New Zealand’s swift response to the pandemic, including…

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