As The Coronavirus Spreads, What Are The Regional Implications?
Gulf Business|March 2020
The coronavirus infection that has left China grappling, has also managed to disrupt the global supply chain, writes Zainab Mansoor
Zainab Mansoor

A considerable portion of the economic activity around the world is tied to China and hence the outbreak of the new coronavirus infection, Covid- 19, which began late last year in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has weighed down on the regional and global growth outlook for 2020.

The coronavirus, which has sequestered much of China, downsized global airline forecasts and forced multiple brands and factories to shut shop in the country, is anticipated to dominate global discourse in weeks to come. Having claimed more than 2,800 lives and infected more than 82,000 people worldwide (at the time of going to press), the epidemic has spread across more than 30 countries.

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