There is an urgent need for measures that can halt this sudden plunge in of economies into the abyss, protect the weak and vulnerable, and prepare the way for a recovery.
'I have proven that I do not hesitate to swiftly make difficult decisions but in order to stem the new wave of the pandemic the state, scientists, and citizens cooperate," Mitsotakis declared.
One of the tools in battling the pandemic was and is the increase in the number of ICU beds designated exclusively for the treatment of Covid-19 patients.
The government must act very quickly to bolster the health system as aside from SARS-CoV-2 the winter will bring other healthcare challenges as well.
The PM pledged to take all necessary measures to protect workers and employees who are most threatened by the impact of the uncertainty and the huge economic tempest triggered by the pandemic.
The image of a woman protester stomping maniacally on surgical masks to the sound of shouted slogans against masks in schools is ridiculous but above all it is dangerous.
Greece and governments all over the world hope that the vaccine will help manage the public health crisis and permit a gradual normalisation of social and economic life.
The resumption of flights, inter-country agreements to open borders, the support of employment, and the use of liquidity tools will shape the tourism season, said Yiannis Retsos, the president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).
Parties are vying over which policies are best to implement and over the percentage or amount of increase in state spending on strengthening the Greek NHS.
This should be the start of broader reforms upon which one can rebuild the relationship between citizens and the state.
Under no circumstances should the government allow even a suspicion that it will seek to serve partisan special interests or social and professional groups that are pro-government.
European leaders agreed to create a common “recovery fund” that will have enough money to address the consequences of the pandemic in Europe
Was it necessary for the balance of oil supply and demand to become so skewed in order to reduce the price for the highly over-taxed Greek consumer?
Donald Trump downplayed the pandemic and now is watching his fellow citizens who fell victim to coronavirus being buried in mass graves.
We therefore propose that we work together quickly to ensure sufficient liquidity in all European Union countries, so that jobs do not depend on the whims of speculators.
With the pandemic likely to decimate Greek tourism, which is widely viewed as the engine of the economy, the tourism ministry will launch an intensive campaign to attract foreign tourists to Greece,
The much-touted normalcy to which Greek society was supposed to return has been postponed indefinitely or at least for enough time to deal a new, severe blow to the economy and the labour market.
The state must at once protect human lives and manage the economic repercussions from a general lockdown which if it turns out to be protracted can plunge the economy into a new debt crisis
The closures ordered by the government - which pertain to seasonal tourist facilities that have not opened yet – aside from hotels covers camping facilities, youth hostels, condohotels, and furnished villas and homes.
With few exceptions the entire business world will suffer severe trials and will have to build new defences and strategies in order to survive the crisis.
'I stand by your side just as I stand beside all those who are in the frontline of this battle: mainly doctors and nurses, security forces and Civil Protection authorities, pharmacists, employees at food stores and in the entire supply chain who keep working so that we all can obtain necessary goods.'
It is now clear that sporadic, piecemeal measures to handle the crisis are akin to offering an aspirin and not effective treatment to the deeply ailing economy.
G20 finance ministers and central bank governors who met in Riyadh instead of attempting to forge a common effort to manage the coronavirus crisis simply issued platitudinous observations. In the final communiqué of the meeting, which China did not attend, officials merely articulated their commitment to bolster international monitoring of how the epidemic is evolving. Naturally that message did not allay the fears of investors. Yesterday was a “black Monday” for stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic and the Greek bourse collapsed without resistance. The World Health Organisation (WHO) expressed heightened concerns about the sudden rise in incidence and warned about a prospective pandemic. The rapid spread of the coronavirus is undoubtedly linked to the constantly increasing mobility of people and the inter-dependence between countries. The dependencies resulting from globalisation were discussed in Riyadh but of course the participants came up with no answers. In our globalised world major problems require global coordination. The powerful of our planet have a duty to step up their efforts to confront the threat and adopt a unified action plan