Economy Coronavirus puts global recovery at risk, IMF warns G20 Updated : February 24, 2020 08:28 AM IST Alarm has been growing over the new virus as Chinese authorities lock down millions of people to prevent its spread, with major knock-on effects economically. The virus has now claimed 2,442 lives in China, cutting off transportation, disrupting trade and fanning investor alarm as businesses are forced to close their doors. The gathered financial leaders vowed to "enhance global risk monitoring" of the outbreak, according to the G20 final communique. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.