A woman walks across a nearly empty Park Avenue in Manhattan during the coronavirus lockdown in the US, April 13 2020. Picture: REUTERS/MIKE SEGAR
A woman walks across a nearly empty Park Avenue in Manhattan during the coronavirus lockdown in the US, April 13 2020. Picture: REUTERS/MIKE SEGAR

During the first quarter of 2020 the US economy suffered its most severe contraction in more than a decade as the country introduced lockdowns to slow the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ian Shepherdson from Pantheon Macroeconomics spoke to Business Day TV about the data.

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