The world has been given a sign of the financial influence of coronavirus as Singapore launched its preliminary development figures for this quarter.
The trade-reliant metropolis state now seems to be heading for its first full-year recession in about 20 years.
The figures counsel that the worldwide economic system can be set for a pointy contraction.
This week the Worldwide Financial Fund (IMF) warned of a worldwide recession worse than the one after the 2008 monetary disaster.
Singapore mentioned gross home product (GDP) shrank 2.2% year-on-year whereas, in contrast with the earlier quarter, GDP fell by 10.6%.
It marks the most important quarterly contraction for the southeast Asian nation since 2009, within the midst of the worldwide monetary disaster.
As certainly one of first nations to launch financial development information for the interval by which the outbreak has been spreading globally, the numbers from Singapore present a glimpse of how the continued pandemic might have an effect on economies around the globe.
Singapore was additionally one of many first nations outdoors China to report circumstances of the coronavirus.
It comes after the IMF this week forecast a worldwide recession this 12 months which might be at the very least as dangerous because the one seen within the wake of the monetary disaster greater than a decade in the past.
Lockdowns and different measures imposed by governments around the globe to gradual the unfold of the virus are battering the worldwide economic system, with many analysts now anticipating a deep, lengthy recession.