6 Mar 2020

Covid-19: Builders worried impact will continue all year

From Morning Report, 8:11 am on 6 March 2020

The building industry is wondering if the economic impacts of Coronavirus will extend into the second half of the year and delay major projects.

But the meat export industry is seeing signs the borders into China are beginning to open up.

The Prime Minister met with her Business Advisory Council yesterday to discuss how the economic shock waves of the virus are rippling out.

Its chair Fraser Whineray says so far it's a variable beast, with some sectors completely unaffected, while others have been - and will continue to be - badly hit.

Jordan Bond reports.