French Polynesia's government has unveiled an economic support package to cushion the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Economics Minister Teva Rohfritsch said that would give relief to businesses and benefit those who are out of work.
He said the government goes as far as it can go, noting the assistance is falling short of what some demanded.
Various taxes due by businesses can be deferred by two to three months.
Employees who are out of work are eligible for $US1000.
A special allocation of $US500 is being made available for families in difficulty and urgent situations.
The public has also been assured that during the next three months there will be no cuts to water, power and phones for failing to pay the bills.
Canteens will be open at some schools to prepare meals for the poor and homeless.
Mr Rohritsch said he hoped the emergency would not last long because the government would not be able to afford such support month after month.