BERLIN, Feb 27 (Reuters) - German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier expects the coronavirus to have only a limited effect on the global economy but warned on Thursday that much depended on how the situation develops.
“I said a few days ago that I currently expect only a limited impact on the world economy. That does not have to be corrected but a lot depends on how things develop,” Altmaier told reporters.
He added that companies could implement short-time work if the situation in Germany deteriorated.
Writing by Madeline Chambers Editing by Paul Carrel