The negative toll on business in Niue has increased with 66% of business-owners/decision-makers reporting an impact on their mental health.
This is according to the latest Pacific business report on Niue by the Pacific Trade Invest. 41 businesses took part in this fifth survey.
Compared to the last survey, this is an increase from 55% survey 4.
The number of people reporting they felt optimistic and happy in the last two weeks has decreased since Survey 4.
The proportion of businesses reporting that COVID-19 is having a negative impact on community well-being has increased by 6% since the Survey 4 to 86%.
The sixth survey has begun and is due to be released in September.