Coronavirus could cost global economy $1.1tn in lost income

Original article by Phillip Inman
The Guardian – Page: Online : 20-Feb-20

The death toll from the coronavirus in mainland China has risen to 2,004, and more than 74,000 people across the nation have been infected with the respiratory illness. Meanwhile, two people have died in Iran after testing positive for the coronavirus, while Hong Kong has reported its second death from the illness. Oxford Economics has estimated that the coronavirus would reduce global economic growth by 1.3 per cent in 2020 if it becomes a pandemic; this could reduce global output by more than $1trn. However, the firm expects the impact of the virus to largely be limited to China.


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