Coronavirus economic crisis worst since Great Depression: IMF chief

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva. (File photo: Reuters)

The crisis sparked by the spread of the novel coronavirus is the worst since the Great Depression, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said on Monday.

The fallout from the virus will mean that 170 countries will have negative economic growth this year, she told a videoconference press briefing for the Bulgarian media.

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