The United Automobile Importers Group confirmed that a total of 280 units new cars were sold on the island during the month of April, sharply contrasting the 7,352 vehicles sold during the same month a year ago.

That represents a decrease of 96.2% for the month, and a reduction of 43.2% so far in 2020, according to the group known as GUIA. Car sales have plummeted as a result of the islandwide lockdown that began Mar. 16 to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus.