(Corrects month to March)
SANTIAGO, May 4 (Reuters) - Chile’s economic activity dropped 3.5% in March from a year earlier, the central bank said on Monday.
The bank’s IMACEC economic activity index declined 5.7% compared to the previous month, as the country went into economic and social shutdown after the arrival in Chile of the new coronavirus.
The index encompasses about 90% of the economy tallied in gross domestic product figures.
Reporting by Aislinn Laing, editing by Louise Heavens