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By Jason Jett

The pandemic may have forever changed the way people shop. As COVID-19 caused a sharp economic downturn in travel-related industries, home-delivery services boomed and are continuing to be vital.

During lockdowns and containment zones in Fiji, numerous families opted for online shopping with home delivery rather than making the trek to retail stores masked, social-distanced and with a smartphone contact-tracing app in hand.

The international lockdown dealt a heavy blow to a nation that relies on tourism for 40% of its GDP. In the travel hub of Nadi tens of thousands jobs were lost.

Octavia and Gabriel Sharma were amongst the travel and . . .

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