The coronavirus epidemic could destruction international economic advancement this year, the IMF head claimed on Sunday, but a sharp and quick economic rebound could abide by.

“There may be a slice that we are nonetheless hoping would be in the .1-.2 share place,” the controlling director of the Worldwide Monetary Fund, Kristalina Georgieva, informed the Worldwide Women’s Forum in Dubai.

She claimed the whole influence of the spreading sickness that has currently killed more than 1,600 people today would rely on how rapidly it was contained.

“I suggest everyone not to bounce to premature conclusions. There is nonetheless a fantastic deal of uncertainty. We run with scenarios, not nevertheless with projections, ask me in 10 times,” Georgieva claimed.

In its January update to the Globe Economic Outlook, the IMF lowered international economic advancement forecast in 2020 by a .1 share place to three.three for each cent, subsequent a 2.9 for each cent advancement the prior year, the most affordable in a 10 years.

Georgieva claimed it was “too early” to assess the whole influence of the epidemic but acknowledged that it experienced currently influenced sectors these as tourism and transportation.

“It is also early to say since we don’t nevertheless rather know what is the character of this virus. We don’t know how rapidly China will be capable to contain it. We don’t know whether it will distribute to the relaxation of the globe,” she claimed.

If the sickness is “contained swiftly, there can be a sharp fall and a extremely quick rebound”, in what is recognized as the V-shaped influence, she claimed.

In comparison to the influence of the Serious Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in 2002, she claimed China’s overall economy then created up just eight. for each cent of international overall economy. Now, that determine is 19 for each cent.

She claimed the trade settlement among the United States and China, the world’s 1st and 2nd economies, experienced reduced the disease’s influence on international overall economy.

But the globe must be anxious “about sluggish growth” impacted by uncertainty, claimed the IMF main.

“We are now trapped with small productivity advancement, small economic advancement, small interest rates and small inflation,” she informed the Dubai forum, also attended by US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka and former British primary minister Theresa Might.