The world’s peak economic body, the OECD, says the new coronavirus could make the global economy shrink for the first quarter since the 2008 financial crisis.
Already China’s manufacturing sector says factory activity hit record lows in February.
But the effects are being felt by countries across the globe.
Al Jazeera’s Jessica Washington reports from Jakarta.
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Jakarta, Indonesia‘s massive capital, sits on the northwest coast of the island of Java. A historic mix of cultures – Javanese, Malay, Chinese, Arab, Indian and European – has influenced its architecture, language and cuisine. The old town, Kota Tua, is home to Dutch colonial buildings, Glodok (Jakarta’s Chinatown) and the old port of Sunda Kelapa, where traditional wooden schooners dock.