Veda Ayur-vedic Centre, a small wellness spa in the center of Suva, has lost more than 90 percent of their business clients.
Ayur-vedic Doctor, Dr Aju Ravi, says despite cost cuttings through pay and business hours, a small business such as the center has not been able to maintain stability.
“Because of this COVID 19, 90 percent of my business is affected. Those who really need a massage or spa services are the only ones that come into the shop”.
Dr Ravi says now only time will tell how long their business will hold on. “At the end of the day, we need income to run this shop because none of our products or staff are local and we have to keep paying them so that they can send money back home to India.”
The center provides free doctor consultations for those in need.