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Covid19 economic fallout ‘way worse than the global financial crisis,’ says IMF chief

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The coronavirus pandemic has created an economic crisis “like no other,” the top International Monetary Fund official said.

“Never in the history of the IMF have we witnessed the world economy come to a standstill,” said IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva.

“This is in my lifetime humanity’s darkest hour, a big threat to the whole world, and it requires for us to stand united, be united,” Georgieva said during a World Health Organization press conference.

“It is way worse than the global financial crisis” of 2008-09, she said. “This is a crisis like no other.”

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