Singapore's economy has plunged into recession -- putting it on course for its worst-ever slump.
The city-state's GDP shrank by a record 41.2% in the last quarter, battered by a lockdown which shut businesses, slashed consumption and brought trade to a standstill.
The first in Asia to report second-quarter data, Singapore's grim numbers underscore the sweeping impact of the health crisis and a slow road to recovery for the global economy.
Many major economies are already facing their steepest downturn in decades.
The numbers also indicate that the health crisis may have hit Singapore harder than many of its Asian counterparts.
The global trade slump has slammed the city-state's export-reliant manufacturers.
Construction was the hardest hit sector, grinding to a near halt as tens of thousands of migrant laborers were quarantined in dorms ravaged by the health crisis.
While Singapore began easing its lockdown measures last month, the newly-released data on the damaged economy puts more pressure on Singapore's ruling People's Action Party, which has pledged to make protecting Singaporean jobs its biggest priority.
The party saw its weakest general election results ever last week.