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Ferdinando Giugliano

Greece Shows How to Handle the Crisis

The government imposed severe social distancing measures much earlier than others.

Taking precautions.

Taking precautions.

Source: Anadolu Agency

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The Covid-19 epidemic has exposed poor leadership and governance worldwide. From Spain to the U.K. to the U.S., politicians have waited far too long before taking the dramatic steps needed to protect their citizens.

Greece has been one noticeable — and perhaps surprising — exception to this trend. The government imposed severe social distancing measures at a much earlier stage of the epidemic than other southern European countries. For now, this swift reaction has helped Greece avoid the tragic healthcare crisis that richer states are facing.