Several New Zealand businesses and their staff have taken a hit from the coronavirus outbreak, especially those catering to tourists from affected areas. As a result, Sustainable New Zealand is urging the government to underwrite business interruption insurance to deal with the impacts of the outbreak.
Vernon Tava, leader of the Sustainable New Zealand Party, pointed out that businesses might not be covered by business interruption insurance as it often covers only physical damage rather than losses due to pandemic or epidemic.
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