Over the last years the club of populist, anti-systemic leaders became notorious for disputing and ignoring scientific knowledge and facts.
It is not easy at difficult moments to be magnanimous. Yet it is at such times that generosity characterises great leadership, as did the perceptiveness and moral leadership of Chancellor Angela Merkel during the refugee crisis of 2015.
Offering assistance to senior citizens is an integral part of the collective effort that must made by the overwhelming majority in order to weather this deadly pandemic.
'As the government was first to mobilise, with bold measures against the pandemic, so our country's political classes must stand on the front lines of solidarity,'said PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis,
In managing the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic he positively impressed everyone with his clear judgment, the directness of his choices, and his swift reaction.
We need unity and discipline and that is why the president and the government underlined that the pandemic is a national affair which does not concern only the government and authorities.
In a message marking the celebration of Greek Independence Day, which is also his name day, Marinakis expressed confidence that Greece will emerge victorious from the coronavirus pandemic.
"We have had and will have losses, and our economy will suffer. But it is our duty to reduce the pain to the least possible and to share the cost of adapting to the new economic reality in a just way," he said.